About me

My practice comes from 14 years’ experience in the field of mental health, both in the public and the private sector, in the UK and in Italy. As a Clinical Psychologist, I integrate different therapeutic approaches depending on your needs: I believe that one-size-fits-all suits no one, and that every intervention needs to be tailored on the person in front of me.

Working with change is at the core of my practice. I can help you to deal with change, and to make positive change happen. Even when it is for the best, change can be difficult; and yet, even when it is for the worse, it makes us grow and evolve. Then there are times when we want to bring about change, but our past, our traumas, our fears, or people in our life get in the way. 

Change can be confusing. It awakens feelings we may not understand, and find overwhelming. So we could end up pretending that nothing is happening, but this way, unfortunately, we only get more hurt.

Together we can face your experience, make sense of it and find ways to explore and navigate it. Whatever your path in life is, and your circumstances, I will be your ally through this journey of discovery.

Among other problems, I can help when you are struggling with any of the following:

  • Sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty dealing with uncertainty
  • Loss of pleasure in things
  • Self-accusation and self-blame
  • Being in physical pain or exhausted without knowing why
  • Feelings of shame and guilt
  • Irritation without understanding why
  • Feeling emotionally affected by political uncertainty
  • Fear and worry about the future 
  • Not seeing a point in life
  • Having unpleasant and disturbing thoughts that you can’t get rid of
  • Feeling that you are losing control
  • Being unhappy with your appearance
  • Worrying a lot about your health
  • Preoccupation around eating
  • Preoccupation around money
  • Getting caught up into traumatic memories
  • Relational and family issues
  • Issues connecting and dealing with your past

What to expect when you get in touch

It can be difficult to decide whether someone is the right person to help us: please, be in touch for a 15-minute free informal phone call, or via email, to discuss your needs, and see how we can move forward. 

This is by no means a commitment to initiate therapy, just an opportunity to ask any questions that you might have.

If you decide to continue working with me, we will arrange a consultation. This will take one or two sessions, depending on the nature of your needs, and it will give us a chance to understand what we want to work on, and make a plan. We can decide to focus on a specific issue and agree on a set number of sessions, or we can consider therapy as an open-ended, deeper process, with an explorative focus.

I offer therapy in English and Italian.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Italian Clinical Psychologist registered with both the HCPC and the Italian Council of Psychologists.

I worked for the Italian Health Care System, as well as in various NHS Mental Health Services.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

HCPC

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.

Fees

From £100.00 to £120.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA

Additional information

Sessions for self-funding clients are charged as follows:

Initial consultation for individuals: £100 for 50-minute session
Initial consultation for couples: £120 for 50-minute session

Ongoing sessions:

Individuals:  £100 for 50-minute session
Couples:  £120 for 50-minute session

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Additional languages

Italian

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