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BA(Hons)/Dip MBACP Counsellor Psychotherapist

About me

I offer Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy to help with issues that may include anxiety, anger, depression, relationship and sexuality difficulties, abuse, addictions, work-related stress, amongst others.

The sessions are once a week and last fifty minutes.

The length of the therapy can vary, depending on the time that is needed for the client to work through difficulties and crisis.

When working together, client and therapist will explore present and the past conflicts in order to identify the relation between the present emotions and the early life experiences. By understanding how childhood experiences affect our emotions and behaviour as adults, it is possible to understand the root of the problem.

Through greater awareness we can find a way to manage difficulties and to change patterns and habits that are causing these difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons)

Dip in Psychodynamic Counselling and a Psychotherapy at MHCPC

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to its ethical framework & guidelines.

I work as a counsellor at Waterloo Community Counselling and at Counselling Referral Service and I work in my private practice.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

When I work

flexible

London Bridge, London, SE1

Waterloo Community Counselling, Barley Mow Welfare Centre, Frazier Street, London, SE1 7BD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Additional languages

Italian