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Counselling Psychologist HCPC, MBACP, Ba&Ma in Psychology

About me

I am currently see people face to face and online, please feel free to contact me for more information.

I am a Counselling Psychologist HCPC and BACP Registered. I work with a humanistic approach (Gestalt). This means I focus my work on the client’s individual experience and on the sense that it has for him.

I consider therapy as a creative process between the client and the therapist. A creative process that starts from a stuck point in life due to a symptom, a feeling of loss, a fear or a transition from one life stage into the next one. The aim is to work together to find a more functional way to live life.

For me therapy is not about “to cure something wrong inside us” but an opportunity to transform our dysfunctional way to live. This transformation process is possible developing our awareness and taking responsibility on our needs and desires, with the goal to create a good quality of life.

I support people focusing on unresolved past patterns, present issues and future potential. I will enable the best conditions for your own exploration through genuine empathy and creative interventions.

I can offer counselling therapy in two different languages, Including English and Italian (mother tongue).

My counselling practice is based just off Shoreditch High street station and 5 minutes walking from Liverpool Street Station. I can work with clients and groups, from Monday to Friday from 7am to 10 pm.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • HCPC registered
  • BACP Member
  • Member of Italian Psychologist Register
  • Foundation, Applied and Advance training in Family constellation (3 years) CSC London
  • Couple Therapy training (1 year) CSC London
  • Higher Diploma in Psychotherapy (4 years), I.G.F. Florence, Italy
  • Childcare level 2 course (1 year), Smart Training -London
  • MSc Experimental Psychology
  • BSc Psychological Sciences and Techniques for Clinical and Community Psychology

I offer short or long term counselling therapy for a wide range of issues using a humanistic, existential and gestalt approach. I have a 3 years bachelor degree and a 2 years Ma Degree in psychology from the University of Florence. After I have attended 4 years post-degree specialisation in Gestalt psychotherapy (Gestalt Institute of Florence) I trained as a Couple Therapist and in Systemic Family Constellations. I have developed my confidence, passion and experience in working with people in a wide range of services across Italy and London.

I have experience in working with children, adults, groups and in IAPT low and high-intensity service (NHS counselling service) supporting people living with depression, anxiety, low mood and chronic illness. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £70.00 to £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

My fees are based on your annual income and are determinate by a Sliding scale.

Sliding scale

  • < 35.000 pound per year: 70 pounds per session
  • Between 35.000 and 40.000: 75 pounds per session
  • Between 40.000 and 45.000: 80 pounds per session
  • > 45.000 pounds per year: 85 pounds per session

I am registered with Aviva-AXA-Vitality Health-Bupa insurance 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday from 7am to 9pm. Available online I am registered with Aviva-AXA-Vitality Health insurance 

Further information

I am currently working full time online and face to face. Please feel free to contact me for more details.

Art Of Thought, 147 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

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Additional languages

English/Italian

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