Paolo Imbalzano

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Psychotherapist Supervisor UKCP BACP MSc Psychoth Dip Superv
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Reading, Berkshire, RG2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Individuals - Couples - Groups - Counselling and Psychotherapy-Clinical Supervision

Hello, I am Paolo Imbalzano - counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor - and I welcome you to my website.

I offer counselling, psychotherapy, and clinical supervision (to counsellors and psychotherapists, in training or qualified) in a safe, secure, non-judgmental, confidential, and compassionate environment.

My counselling and psychotherapy clients have contacted me to work on a variety of symptoms e.g. anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma/PTSD and complex trauma/PTSD, etc. - see my website for a comprehensive list.

I work with individuals (16 years old and older), couples and groups, and offer short, medium, and long term/open ended counselling or psychotherapy treatments. I also work with counsellors and psychotherapists, in training or qualified, as Clinical Supervisor.

I am specialised in Advanced Trauma Treatment (Sensorimotor Level 1) and in Developmental and Relational Trauma Treatment (Sensorimotor Level 2).

I hold UKCP full clinical accreditation (Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College) and am a BACP Registered Member, and I abide to their respective codes of conduct - you can find them at BACP Ethical Framework and UKCP Code of Ethics.

I have been trained Integratively, in various therapeutic approaches, which allows me to tailor therapy to your needs, preferences, and personality. My primary training is in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (MSc, Diploma and Certified Transactional Analyst in Psychotherapy-CTA-P). Subsequently, I trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1 and Level 2) and EMDR. I also hold a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am a Master NLP Practitioner. I am currently enrolled in a Clinical Psychology degree.

In my Mindfulness and Body-informed practice, I integrate psychotherapeutic elements of several modalities including Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Humanistic), Relational Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family System (IFS) parts work, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural approaches.

I formulate a tailored therapeutic plan for each of my counselling and psychotherapy clients. My therapeutic plans flexibly allow to process any issues client bring from session to session, or from moment to moment, as this is one of the ways the unconscious manifests itself.

My practice is guided by the Relational Transactional Analysis Principles and by the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Guiding Principles which can be found on the “Guiding principles of my practice” page.

If you are curious about how what I offer might suit you, please contact me to arrange an initial session where we can discuss your needs and decide if we want to work together. Only for clients who contact me via this website, I offer an initial complimentary 20-minute consultation.

I hope you appreciate what I offer. However, if you don’t choose me, please remember to check that like me your therapist is suitably qualified, belongs to a professional body, adheres to a code of ethics, and is properly insured.

Your choice of a therapist is a major decision. During treatment you will talk about personal issues and experiences, perhaps for the first time or in a way you have never done with anyone else in your life, and you need to feel that you will be able to do this with the therapist you choose. I have your best interest at heart - we agree from time to time what to focus on - and will put all my knowledge and therapeutic/personal skills to your service.

I am grateful for the time you are spending reading my website content, and I would be happy to hear from you.

I wish you all the best for your healing journey!

“Like a filing cabinet, the past is a resource of information for learning, but it is not a place to live.“ - Anonymous
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” - Leonard Cohen
“I am not defined by my scars, but by the incredible ability to heal.” - Lemn Sissay
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” - Rumi
“And suddenly you realize that silence Has the face of the things you've lost” - translation from “La voce del Silenzio”, Andrea Bocelli
“I go out looking for You and find You coming towards me.” - Yehudah Halevi 

If you contact me via my website, I offer an initial complimentary 20-minute consultation.

T  - 07803 049 039

E  - Paolo@presentingpast.co.uk

www.presentingpast.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Core Qualifications
    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy-Level 2 (Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, and Attachment Repair) (treatment of Complex PTSD)
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy-Level 1 (Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defences, and Traumatic memory) (treatment of PTSD)

NOTE: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® draws from somatic psychotherapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, and cognitive approaches, as well as from the Hakomi Method.

  • EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)
  • Certified Transactional Analyst in the field of Psychotherapy (CTA-P)
  • MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Middlesex University, London
  • Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Metanoia, London
  • See website for more details.

Professional Accreditation/Registration Bodies

  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Accredited Member and abide to the  UKCP Code of Practice
  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) - BACP Registered Member (MBACP) and abide to the BACP New Ethical Framework.


Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) (see "Relational TA Principles" that underpin my work)
  • European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA)
  • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) 
  • European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD)
  • I am also member of Metanoia Institute and am bound by the Metanoia clinical Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice.

Only for clients who contact me via my website, I offer an initial complimentary 20 minute consultation.

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.

UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Areas of special interest are:

- Anxiety

- Depression

- Relationship issues

- Trauma (one-off events/PTSD, developmental/relational/Complex PTSD)

- Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

- Personality Disorders.

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Fees

£75.00 - £135.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Fees and other details

Only for clients who contact me via my website, I offer an initial complimentary 20-minute consultation.

Current fees are available from https://www.presentingpast.co.uk/fees-and-other-details .

Limited concessions are available.

I welcome self-referral, referrals from doctors, health authorities, health insurances, treatment communities and corporate referrals.


Professional liability insurance

T  - 07803 049 039

E  - Paolo@presentingpast.co.uk

www.presentingpast.co.uk



When I work

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CURRENTLY I OFFER ONLY ONLINE/PHONE APPOINTMENTS

Further information

See https://www.presentingpast.co.uk/how-i-work 

T  - 07803 049 039

E  - Paolo@presentingpast.co.uk

www.presentingpast.co.uk


Only for clients who contact me via my website, I offer an initial complimentary 20-minute consultation.

Reading, Berkshire, RG2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Premises is wheelchair user accessible (therapy room is located on the ground floor). No wheelchair user toilette.

Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer clinical supervision.

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Paolo Imbalzano
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