Accreditations

Counselling Psychology

The way I work

As a therapist, I see myself as a companion on a journey, a fellow traveller that has to struggle with the same issues of meaninglessness, death anxiety and isolation. I do not provide magic solutions but I rather provide a safe and confidential space where is possible to experience a genuine and authentic relationship with somebody that is not judgmental, does not give advice but rather helps you exploring and finding your own direction in life.

Working according to the existential-phenomenological model, I refrain from pathologising clients and instead I work with the individual towards understanding the meaning of their distressing symptoms. I view emotions, including the painful ones, as signals, messages that can help us progressing towards personal growth and change. Experiencing these unpleasant feelings might open up the door to positive experiences of growth and self discovery.

The work I do with clients aims at exploring the messages that their emotions bring, enhancing the individuals’ self awareness, self understanding and self acceptance and enabling them to live with their feelings and make choices in accordance with their authentic wishes and needs.

I offer both short-term and long-term therapy, depending on the individual’s needs and possibilities. We will discuss this and the reasons that brought you to counselling in our first session. I usually review my work with clients every 5 or 6 sessions and discuss how we wish to progress further.

All therapy sessions are private and confidential.

I speak fluently English and Italian and can provide counselling in both languages.

Fees

Face to face Weekly sessions range between £100.00 and £80 per session (50 minutes) depending on the kind of work we agree to do together (short term or long term).

Telephone and Skype sessions available at a reduced rate.

Fees are payable in cash, or by cheque, at the end of each session.

Location

Sessions take place in a consulting room in West London (Earl’s Court area).

Issues I normally work with:

Anxiety disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder-OCD

Panic attacks

Phobias

Trauma

Social anxiety

Depression

Relationship problems

Bereavement

Eating disorders

Low self esteem

Domestic violence

Self harming behaviours

Illness

Abuse

Anger

Work related stress

Sexual identity

Separation

Feelings of emptiness or alienation