How I work

I offer weekly one-to-one psychotherapy to adults on a short-term or open-ended basis.

Meetings are in-person or online.

If you are considering psychotherapy, a relaxed and informal phone discussion with me will help you reduce any anxieties and answer any questions you may have.

My style is collaborative, thoughtful and curious. I believe that particular therapeutic styles are effective depending on the individual client and their current stage in life. In practice, I tailor my different approaches to your needs through a process of shared decision-making and an open discussion regarding what I can offer, method, goals, length, and the degree of support we decide what would be best for you.

I practice across a wide range of issues and have experience with people with anxiety such as social anxiety or deep fears, psychological or sexual abuse, work and career issues, depression, sense of stuckness, perfectionism, family and relationships issues, identity loss, low self -esteem, bereavement and young adult issues.

Please read my  Covid Policy if you are considering in-person sessions. Online sessions are available for UK residents only. The period of time over which therapy takes place varies between individuals, this depends on your story, needs and situation. We will discuss a course of therapy that meets your current needs during the initial consultation.

I usually allow 2 or 3 initial meetings to know your reasons, expectations, hopes and goals for therapy. It is also an opportunity for both of us to evaluate whether we feel that working together will help you or if other services/professionals may be a better help, and in this case, we will discuss the various options available to you, and I will support you in this. If we agree to work together, we will establish a time and day for regular weekly meetings; you will receive my Terms of Engagement to read and agree to before commencing therapy. You will also sign a Privacy Policy before the first meeting; you will find a copy of my Privacy Policy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

My core training is Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am also informed by Existential Counselling. This means that I am interested in working with the past and the present, depending on what we will agree on together.
I practice in both English and Italian.

People come to counselling for a variety of reasons, including:

  • anxiety, panic attacks, worry, phobias
  • ADHD, ADD,
  • work-related stress and burnout
  • pet bereavement
  • feeling sad, depressed
  • relationship or family issues
  • grief, loss, separation or divorce
  • a sense of stuckness, boredom, something wrong
  • emotional, physical and sexual abuse
  • difficult life transitions, loss of identity
  • affairs and betrayals
  • low self-confidence and self-esteem
  • menopause
  • social anxiety, loneliness
  • trauma
  • sexual issues, gender and sexuality

Having a counsellor/psychotherapist at your side offering a safe and non-judgemental space helps you to explore your concerns and gain a better awareness of your strengths and limitations. This can support you in identifying what choices are available and making your own decisions.

My practice is not an emergency service. If you are in a major crisis now, risking causing harm to yourself or others, please get in touch with 111 or 999, go to your nearest accident and emergency service (A&E), or any other appropriate service. Here is a list of links to services that can support you.

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