Paolo De Luca - Psychodynamic Psychotherapist - Reg. BACP and BPC
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist offering individual therapy for adults of all ages. I provide a private, supportive and non-judgemental space for you to think and speak about your concerns.
I have worked for the NHS and in private practice with clients from different backgrounds and presenting with a variety of issues, including low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement, relationship or family issues, traumatic experiences, life-stage crisis, panic attacks, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, sexuality, personality disorder.
Throughout psychotherapy, you will have the opportunity to raise issues that are currently on your mind and to explore underlying matters and themes, some of which you may not be completely aware. I will listen to you closely and will work with you to uncover the difficult areas of your life, and to think about things you might not ordinarily think about. My purpose is to support people to make positive changes and to reach their full potential in their lives, through gaining awareness and self-confidence and allowing healthier and happier ways of living.
I offer open/ended psychotherapy, depending on your needs and how we agree to work together.
Also, I offer therapy both in English and Italian and online sessions. All this can be discussed at an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an MA in ‘Foundations of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy’, an MSc in Clinical Psychology, and a Post-Graduate diploma in Counselling.
I am a member of the TSP (Tavistock Society for Psychotherapist). I am registered with the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council - membership number: 22693) and with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - membership number: 00946891) and adhere to their code of ethics.
I attend regular clinical supervision and engage in Continuing Professional Development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Initial consultation £45
Fees for Psychotherapy £60
All sessions last for 50 mins
Some concessions available
The sessions are usually and the same time and day (on Tuesdays) every week. It is very important to attend therapy with regularity in order to be effective.
I also understand that may be times when this is not possible and I am happy when possible to be flexible and work around these times with you.
We all have moments in which we feel vulnerable in the stressful world of nowadays. Life is challenging and most of us has experienced how it can become overwhelming. There are moments in life when we may look at our problems as without solutions and asking for help as meaningless. And so we keep going along with things as they are.This might involve difficult events, such as unexpected changes in the professional and personal life, bereavements, the loss of someone important, or illnesses.
At the same time, we can face more general struggles, like loneliness, low mood, anxiety, depression, without clearly understanding why this is happening to us.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to face the issues that are currently preoccupying you, to explore and to speak about the inherent matters and themes. Throughout your sessions, you will be able to gain a better understanding of yourself and your problems, and to discover new healthier and happier ways of facing them.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I practice on Tuesdays. Time depends on the current availability.
Types of client