Dr Stacy Gandolfi, Counselling Psychologist, CPsychol (HCPC & BPS Registered)
Life consists of many transitions, whether it is a change in a relationship, moving from school to university, changes in employment, having a child or adapting to a new country or cultural lifestyle. These transitions impact on our identity and make us question who we are. We may feel anxious or uneasy, yearn for our past or struggle to know how to act.
No issue is too big or too small, the issue is how you are feeling and knowing you want to change this.
The therapeutic relationship is key to helping change evolve and I believe that working together we can explore your experiences and work through the difficulties you are facing. Offering empathy, a non judgmental approach and confidentiality my aim is for you to feel able to explore your issues in a safe and containing environment.
As individuals, I understand we all have different needs and requirements. By drawing upon an integrative approach, your therapy is tailored to your needs. This includes drawing upon a variety of different therapeutic approaches to inform my practice. These include psychodynamic, humanistic, mindfulness-based therapy, compassionate focused therapy, cognitive-analytic therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and accredited by the British Psychological Society. I have experience working therapeutically with individuals as well as facilitating groups.
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
- MSc Psychology
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
In addition I have had specialised training in the field of sexual and relational issues (including sexual abuse, trauma and compulsive sexual behaviours), substance abuse and anti-social behaviours.
I have worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS, for private and public organisations and university therapy services. In addition to the issues mentioned above, my experience spans a diverse range of issues including working with family difficulties, feelings of depression and anxiety, anger, eating disorders, difficulties sleeping, academic stresses and pain management. I am also trained to work with those experiencing severe and enduring mental health issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I operate on a sliding scale, with concessions available for students and those currently unemployed.
I offer both short term and ongoing individual therapy, which usually takes place once a week.
I aim to see new clients within 2 weeks of initial contact.
I offer either brief interventions or longer-term work. In regards to brief interventions this would normally be a minimum of 6 sessions. In addition, some clients have found an extended initial/assessment session can be useful if time is very limited. This will be for 90 minutes, charged at double the session fee.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability on Mondays - daytimes and evenings.
Types of client