Noemi Lercara BA (Hons) PGD, Adults/Adolescents/Couples therapy SW1, SW11, SW18
In life we can often encounter difficult times that might feel unbearable; even a real sense of struggle in getting through them. The loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, an illness, a traumatic experience, a struggle in our own sense of identity and self-esteem, plus many more life changing experiences. These are all changes that can deeply impact our lives, and are reasons for which deciding to seek counselling support is a very courageous choice to make. Often the process in seeking a counsellor can be a really overwhelming experience, as talking about our own feelings and emotions can be distressing and painful.
My aim as a therapist is to offer a warm, deeply understanding and welcoming place where my clients can explore their own experiences and make sense of themselves in the way that feels right to them. I believe that in offering a supportive and non-judgemental environment allows people to feel free to move in whatever directions they wish, feel accepted for who they are, gain a greater understanding of their internal processes, and live happier and more fulfilling lives.
The counselling relationship I create with my clients is based on trust, confidentiality and acceptance. I strongly welcome creativity and expressivity during the therapy sessions as at times some of our feelings are not easily accessible, or simply we are not aware of them.
What brought me to become a counsellor is my deep trust in human nature, a sense of trust towards our strength to adapt, survive and reach the best we can. I firmly believe in the potential that each one of us holds within himself, with a purpose as a therapist to support people in finding it and live a truly satisfying life accordingly to their real selves.
I am committed to working within the BACP code of ethics.
I have experience in working with difficulties such as: bereavement, trauma, loss, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, substance abuse, eating disorders, illnesses and end of life, divorce, post natal depression, abortion, sexual identity, cultural identity, abuse and violence.
I am completely bilingual and I work in both ENGLISH and ITALIAN.
Feel free to contact me for a free 20 minutes phone consultation.
face to face and online consultations.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling.
Post graduate diploma in adolescents and School counselling.
Certificate in trauma, complicated loss and bereavement
I've worked within The NHS for a number of years and I am now working in private practice.
I work with general counselling but I also specialise in trauma, complicate loss, Bereavement, grief, abuse, depression and anxiety, end of relationships and addictions. At present I practice also as adolescents and school counsellor.
CPD courses attended:
- counselling for depression
- Working therapeutically with children
- working with sight loss
- emotionally focused couple therapy.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are between £45 and £65per session based on location and income.
£65 per session with adolescents
£75 per session with couples
Note that reduced fees are available in case of financial difficulty, please do not hesitate to enquire.
Concessions offered for
Perfectly bilingual English/italian