Rosanna Basso

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MBACP, MSc(Psych) UKATADi(TA practice) PGDi(Group Therapy)
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St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

There are moments in life when we feel we are in a dark place, or we seem to be on a carousel going round round, feeling stuck/scared/confused/lonely, unable to shake off that difficult feeling or to make sense of what is going on.

If you are experiencing a profound sense of sadness, anxiety, depression; if you are struggling to connect to a significant level with people or dealing with a low sense of worth that stops you putting yourself forward in some aspect of life; if you are finding difficult to deal with the loss of a loved one (bereavement, divorce) or feeling stuck in the process of grieving; if you are having marital difficulties, going through a separation, or simply going through a rough time, I can help you.

I am Rosanna, I have more that 20 years experience working in mental health and psychological services. I use a humanistic/integrative approach, putting particular emphasis on the relational/emphatic aspect of the therapeutic relationship, which sees the alliance/collaboration between therapist and client as central to the therapeutic endeavour.

I am here to listen, support, and guide you on your journey of self-exploration and growth. I offer a compassionate, supportive and confidential space where difficult feelings can be explored to make sense of what is going on, and to get a better, deeper understanding of who we are and the choices we make, in order to reconnect with ourselves, the people we love and the world around us. 

Simply reach me by email,  explaining the reason for contacting me, and leaving your telephone number and the best time for me to call for an initial 15 minutes free phone consultation. I strive to answer within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGDi(TA practice)
  • PGDi (Dialogical Group therapy). Middlesex University
  • Systemic Family Therapy. Istituto della Coppia e della Famiglia, Vella. Rome – Italy
  • MSC(Psych), University La Sapienza, Rome – Italy

Additional courses

  • Trauma Therapy
  • Shame, Guilt and Self-Esteem
  • A TA understanding of Depression
  • Mental Health – Enablement and Recovery
  • Managing challenging behaviours
  • Team dynamics and staff groups
  • Inside the walls – Diverse Experiences within acute inpatient setting
  • Working with Aggression and Violence
  • Developing Effective therapeutic Relationships with Clients
  • Psychosis and Substance Misuse (Royal Society of Medicine, London)

Member organisations

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.

UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)

UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Ante and postnatal mental health
  • Relationships
  • Low self-esteem
  • Ageing


£80.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free online assessment  (30 minutes)

Individual therapy £80 (50 minutes session)

Couple therapy £110 (70 minutes session)

Fees can be negotiated for students and those on low income

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My working hours are 9.00 to 12.00am Tue. and Fri. 

3.00 to 7.00pm Mon and Thu.

I see clients online.

St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

I offer face-to-face and online sessions

Additional languages



Online platforms

Google Meet


Rosanna Basso
Rosanna Basso