Dr Norma Scevoli, BSc, MSc, MBACP
I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as well as a registered psychotherapist and counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have many years of experience of therapeutic work in different settings such as NHS primary care, and community-based charities.
In my therapeutic work, I am interested in your subjective experience, as I believe that you are the only person who really knows how ‘that’ feels. I am committed to working together at your own pace, to understand what is really going on. I practice in a confidential, non-judgmental way, regardless, of culture, disability, ethnicity, age, sexuality or gender.
How therapy can help
I believe that life can be hard on us sometimes, and from time to time we might find ourselves struggling. We might suffer as a consequence of our past experiences, our upbringings, work stress, the weight of expectations on us from the people in our lives or imposed by society. This might make us feel disconnected from everyone, even from ourselves and our loved ones.
I believe that therapy can help you to develop an understanding of what is bothering you or causing you distress or upset, even when there isn’t an obvious cause or reason. I believe that developing a deeper awareness of our feelings, patterns of behaviour and our way of relating to other people, can help us to understand what could be changed, and can also help us feel more in control of our own emotions, developing a closer and more authentic relationship with ourselves and others.
I believe that all of us have the capacity to grow and thrive, but sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’, struggling to find meaning and purpose, and we might need a little help to reconnect – or connect for the first time- with who we really are.
Training, qualifications & experience
My therapeutic work is centred around the needs of the client and I believe that not one approach works for everyone. I believe that every person is unique and I believe that a therapeutic relationship which values and respects that uniqueness, is what causes positive change.
I am trained in different therapeutic modalities: psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy and CBT. I work in an integrative manner, adapting the work to your specific needs and the difficulties you bring to therapy.
Over the years I have worked with clients presenting with a wide range of needs, including work stress/performance, chronic and recurring depression, issues around confidence and self-esteem, OCD, hoarding, sport injury/performance, trauma and abuse, anxiety and panic, suicidal feelings, going through a divorce, sexual assault, relationship issues, severe childhood sexual, emotional and physical abuse, chronic health problems, bereavement, interpersonal difficulties, life adjustment issues (e.g. change, loss) and many others.
My areas of speciality and special interests are:
- Interpersonal difficulties, patterns in relationships and feelings of loneliness.
- Concerns and difficulties related to loss of meaning and purpose.
- Anxiety and depression and their association to other difficulties in someone’s life.
- Athletes and sports performance, related pressures, recovering from injuries and the impact on the individual’s self-esteem.
- Low self-esteem
- Life adjustment issues (e.g. change, loss, separation)
I can also work in Italian if this would suit you better.
- Registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
- Chartered Member of the BPS (British Psychological Society)
- Registered Member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy)
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology - the University of Roehampton, London
- Master Degree in Clinical Application of Psychology - Kingston University, London
- Diploma (Level 5), Evident-Based Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy -
UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, London
- BSc, Psychology (Single Honours) - University of Roehampton, London
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Athletes and sports performance - dealing with stress and pressure, as well as recovering from injuries.
Issues and difficulties surrounding attachment and problematic patterns in relationships (e.g. toxic/unhealthy relationships)
Concessions offered for
Before meeting for the first time, I offer a free telephone consultation (10-15 minutes) to briefly explore what brings you to therapy so that you can get a feel for who I am, as well as ask me any questions you might have about the process or how I work. If you feel that I might be the right person to work with you, we will book an appointment for an assessment session. I see clients on a weekly basis for 50 minutes.
- Assessment session (60 minutes) £140
- Weekly session (50 minutes) £120
Please note: I do offer a limited number of concessionary slots for those on a low income, so please get in touch with me to discuss fees.
Normal working hours.
Weekends upon request.
The Clinic is 3 minutes walk from Wimbledon tube/train station.