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BA (Hons) PGD, Adults/Adolescents/Couples therapy SW1, SW11, SW18

About me

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
  • existentialism
  • emotionally focused couple therapy.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are between £55 and £75 session depending on location and income

£80 per session for couple therapy

Note that reduced fees are available in case of financial difficulty, please do not hesitate to enquire.

When I work

Monday to Saturday

Further information

Perfectly bilingual English/italian

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Italian