How I work

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

If you are thinking about working with me I suggest to book an initial, free telephone call.

My style is collaborative, thoughtful and curious. I believe everyone is different at different times and that people may benefit from different ways of getting therapy. In practice, I tailor my different approaches to your needs through a process of shared decision-making and an open discussion of what I can offer and how; goals, length, and the degree of support are explored together.

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.

Sessions are online, video (Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype), or in person. I have a Covid Policy which needs to be read before the face to face time. You can find the Covid Policy. Online work only for those living and residents in UK. It is hard to say how long therapy will take, it really depends on your story, needs and situation.

I usually allow for 2 or 3 initial meetings to know about 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 before commencing therapy. You will sign also a Privacy Policy prior the first meeting, you 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 and I work both with the past and the present, depending on what we will agree together.
I practice in both English and Italian.

People come to counselling for a variety of reasons including:

  • anxiety, panic attacks, worry, phobias
  • work related stress and burnout
  • feeling sad, depressed
  • relationship or family issues
  • bereavement, 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 to identify what choices are available and to make your own decisions.

My practice is not an emergency service. If you are in crisis right now please contact The Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 116123 (UK). This number is free to call. If you feel you might harm yourself or others please call 999 and ask for an ambulance.