Rossella Vaccaro UKCP Reg. MBACP
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist with consulting rooms in south-west and central London offering short and long term therapy to individuals.
I provide a safe space where you can freely express your thoughts and feelings and be attentively listened to. I will assist you in seeking clarity and understanding of your situation and investigating the meanings you attach to past events and to your current experiences. This will be the gateway to identifying approaches to enable positive changes in the present.
Embarking on psychotherapy or counselling is a positive step either on a short or open ended basis as it offers an opportunity for growth and understanding of yourself and others. The therapeutic process can be challenging, but also enlightening and rewarding as new perspectives emerge and as your awareness of your strengths and abilities develops. It can help deal with those moments of uncertainty or vulnerability that we all face at some points in our lives. These may be connected to a specific crisis; to difficulties in relationships; a sense of meaninglessness; issues of self-esteem; anxiety about the future or recurrent unsettling memories of past events. You may be held back in a situation that prevents you from reflecting upon and identifying your real possibilities and choices. Any one or a combination of these feelings can lead to a sensation that you are being prevented from living fully.
At our first meeting I will encourage you to express, in complete confidence and without fear of being judged, your current concerns. I will ask question aimed at assisting you to clarify and define what is on your mind and the circumstances that brought you to my consulting room. We will look at what you hope to achieve in therapy and you will gain an impression of what it will be like to work with me. If we agree to work together we will regularly evaluate whether our sessions are useful and beneficial to you.
I share the view that effective psychotherapy is based upon the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client developed through openness, trust and respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have five years post-graduate training in psychotherapy at Regent’s University, London achieving:
- A Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling
- An Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy
- The Hans W Cohn Award for Excellence from the university for outstanding achievement on the Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy.
I have been working in the context of community based psychotherapy and counselling services since January 2011 providing face-to-face therapy to individual clients, mostly referred by their GP, from different age groups and diverse cultural backgrounds.
I am able to offer counselling in English, Italian or French.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Lack of meaning in life.
- Migration issues
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Sessions are charged at £80 for a 60-minute session.
I offer concessions to those looking for Skype sessions, students and others in special circumstances
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a fully accredited therapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am also a member of the Society for Existential Analysis and adhere to the codes of ethics and codes of practice of both the BACP and the UKCP.
I continue to engage in academic research, professional development and have regular supervision with a registered UKCP supervisor.
I am fully insured and have an enhanced DBS criminal record check- formerly known as CRB.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Italian, French|
Weekdays and Saturdays.
Types of client