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Winner of the Private Healthcare Awards 2021 for Most Dedicated Online Counselling Service - London, by GHP Magazine

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I am a highly experienced professional counsellor with twenty years of working background in mental health and trauma issues.

I believe that people are more than their diagnosis, in fact my therapeutic approach is Holistic, Humanistic, and Integrative. This means that I consider you to be the main expert of your own life, while my role is to enhance connections with inner needs, using a variety of creative , empowering tools to promote inner discovery and self-awareness. I use a variety of creative tools, combining CBT with Gestalt and Person -Centred Therapy.

I hold a safe space for you where it is possible to explore any obstacle that is currently affecting your  life.

Talking and offloading can help enormously in navigating through life's  challenges.

I work with a variety of people from diverse communities, religious backgrounds, gender identity and sexual orientations.

I am experienced in counselling students, carers, people affected by trauma and mental health issues. I deal with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder,  panic attacks, feelings of sadness, depression, loss, bereavement, intrusive thoughts, eating disorder, addictions, low self-esteem, relationships and attachment difficulties. I also offer EAP Counselling to organisations.

Training, qualifications & experience

Following the completion of a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology, I obtained a BACP recognised Diploma in Gestalt Counselling. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means I fully adhere to their code of ethics. I belong to the accredited register recognised by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care and I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.

I deliver a Humanistic- Integrative approach drawing from a variety of psychological interventions such as Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques, according to the specific needs of the client in any particular moment.

In addition to my private practice, I am experienced in working within NHS multi-disciplinary CMHT teams, Universities and Organisations.

BACP Certificate of Proficiency since 2011

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a Free 25 minutes phone or Zoom consultation.

Fees are £65.00 per session. Concessions are available.

Availability

Currently working online.

Further information

I also offer Counselling in Italian.

During the covid-19 Pandemic, I provide counselling online, via Zoom or telephone.

Itacha House
27 Romford Road
London
Newham
E15 4LJ

The Gestalt Centre
15-23 St Pancras Way
London
Greater London
NW1 0PT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

Italian

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Stefania Santoro

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