Dr Rita Squarza

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Integrative Body Psychotherapist, CTA, Counsellor
Available for new clients
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Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 & Coventry CV1
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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

I am a qualified and sympathetically listening professional, providing an empathic, non-judgmental presence, and a confidential space where my clients have the privilege to express themselves freely.

I have been working for 25 years to help adults to cope more effectively with life and relationship issues, and mental health problems, at every age and stage of life.

Practising in the centre of Coventry, Leamington Spa and Stratford upon Avon, I offer Counselling Psychology, short and long-term Integrative Psychotherapy focused on Transactional Analysis, body-oriented therapeutic techniques, and SST (Single Session Therapy).


  • I am passionate about supporting my clients through IBP (Integrative Body Psychotherapy) approach focused on Transactional Analysis because, first of all, I can see how they are engaged and fulfilled with the therapeutic sessions they have. Secondly, IBP is a unique, non-invasive body-mind approach that treats the whole person in a creative way, integrating many tools used in psychotherapy today, enabling me to do deeper and more meaningful work in less time with more lasting results.
  • As I do like to increase the effectiveness of every session with my clients, I also integrate the SST (Single Session Therapy) methods in my professional practice. SST is about to maximise the effect of the first, and often only, therapeutic session. In SST both therapist and client contract to work together with the intention to do only one session, knowing that more help is available, if needed.
  • Thanks to my cross-cultural experiences, I am culturally sensitive and I do like to work with diverse and multi-ethnic individuals. I am also interested in Cross-Cultural Psychology which is the study of similarities and differences in behaviour among individuals who have developed in different cultures. 

    Whatever you may be struggling with, I will carefully lead you, step by step, to change yourself and your life for the better, identifying what is preventing you from getting what you really want in life.

    Take your personal development to the next, creative level!                       Start building healthy and happy relationships!

My specific areas of expertise include:

  • Relationship issues;
  • Low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence;
  • Anxiety (e.g. generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, social anxiety);
  • Depressive disorders (e.g. melancholia, antenatal and postnatal depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder);
  • Body image issues;
  • Psychosomatic disorders (e.g. digestive disorders, sleep problems, lack of energy, feeling sick, chest pain, fatigue, tension-type headache)
  • Anger and stress management
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Cross-cultural issues

If you are just curious to know more about what I can offer you, please visit my website www.myharmonystudio.com and feel free to contact me for any further information.

Are you looking for Counselling or Psychotherapy in Italian? I am available to offer you my help face-to-face or online.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy DClin Psy (Salesian University's Upper School for Specialization in Clinical Psychology  - SSPC in Rome), 2004-2008;
  • Professional post-graduate Training Programme in Integrative Psychotherapy and Transactional Analysis at the Institute of Research for Educators and Psychotherapists (IFREP) in the Salesian University's Upper School for Specialization in Clinical Psychology - SSPC-IFREP, Rome 2004-2008);
  • Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA), recognised by the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA), Rome 2008;
  • Counselling Psychology MA, Educational Psychology (Institute of Research for Educators and Psychotherapists (IFREP), Mestre-Venice, 2004-2007);
  • Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychophysiology MSc (Università degli Studi di Padova, 2000-2001);
  • Post-graduate Training Course in IBP and Body Work Tecniques, C.I.S.S.P.A.T. - Italian Centre Development Studio Short Term Psychotherapy, Padua, Italy, 1996-1997;
  • Certification Dance Movement Therapy, (Art Therapy Italiana-Goldsmiths’ College London, 1995-1996);
  • Registration with the National Board of Italian Psychologists in the section: Albo e Ordine degli Psicologi della regione Veneto since 21/09/1995. License to practice n. 2397, section A (Psychotherapy);
  • National Professional Practice Examination, June 1995;
  • Master's Degree in Psychology (Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy, 1988-1993).

Member organisations

- UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis);

- EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis);

- Associate Member of British Neuroscience Association (BNA);

- National Register of Psychologists (Italy)- section A (licensed Psychotherapist), number 2397 - www.psy.it

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Expat Therapy: support for expats facing emotional and psychological difficulties in their integration process, in both English and Italian.
  • Mindful Eating Coaching Programme


Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information


Fees vary based on personalised treatment (i.e. individual or couple counselling, psychotherapy or coaching).

Face-to-face session fee starting from 70,00 (per 55 minutes).

Online session fee starting from £ 60,00 (per 50 minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My working hours for appointments are Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. An additional charge will be applied for evening appointments.

Further information

I work in accordance with the Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct adopted by UKCP, UKATA, EATA and ITAA. http://bit.ly/1ATU9hE

Lifeways Health Centre, 30 Albany Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PG

The Park Counselling Centre, 31 Park Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2LE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Dr Rita Squarza
Dr Rita Squarza