Sonia T Piergiovanni MBACP, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, BA (hons); TC-L4
As an integrative counsellor psychotherapist, I believe that each client is unique. For this reason, I may employ different therapeutic approaches to suit your personal needs.
My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and emotions and the effect they have on your behaviour and mood. The understanding that counselling brings will help you in times of trouble, distress or confusion. I offer therapy in a warm, safe environment where you will be listened to in a non-judgmental manner.
I speak English and Italian and I can provide therapy in both languages.
How counselling and psychotherapy can help:
I will help you explore the inner conflicts that maintain your psychological difficulties and consider how personal change can take place.
My working model incorporates aspects of humanistic and psychodynamic therapy. Through acceptance and empathic understanding I will enable you to come to terms with negative feelings and develop your inner resources. I will gently encourage you to talk about your past in order to understand how your childhood experiences have shaped who you are today.
I see the therapeutic process as a collaborative one, the two of us working side-by-side to develop a better awareness of yourself and your relationships with others.
Rather than providing you with answers, I will empower you to find your own solutions.
What to expect in your first session:
The initial session is used to establish if we can work together effectively. Whether we decide to continue on a short-term or open-ended basis, we would review your progress regularly.
I am happy to have a no-obligation phone conversation to discuss our potentially working together.
I offer a free of charge initial assessment session (30 minutes).
I can also be accessed by Skype. Skype therapy can offer greater flexibility in terms of session times, and it is ideal for people with busy lives and for people living or travelling abroad.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-Qualification clinical training in adolescent psychotherapy. The Society of Analytical Psychology – London, UK
- Certificate of Proficiency. BACP – London, UK
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4). ABC Awards – London, UK
- BA (Hons) in Humanities (Medical Anthropology). University of Perugia – Italy
- Autism and Asperger Syndrome Training (The 5P Approach). Linda Miller – London, UK
- Domestic Violence Training. Solace Women’s Aid – London, UK
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy session – £45 (off peak commencing before 6pm/post 2pm Saturdays) – £50 (peak). Each session is 50 minutes.