Psychotherapist in East London
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Psychotherapist in East London
I am a Psychotherapist Accredited in the UK with the BACP. My work in London started in late 2013 when I moved my private practice from Rome where I had been exercising as Psychologist and Psychotherapist since 2010. My elected niche of work in Italy was to support expats and other English-speaking clients. My Psychotherapy training is in Brief Strategic Psychotherapy, a modern brief therapy approach that has its more recent roots in systemic Palo Alto tradition (Mental Research Institute-MRI), in the communication research conducted by Gregory Bateson, in the cybernetic constructivism and in Milton Erickson's studies on hypnosis and suggestion. In practice the approach also utilizes many Solution-Focused techniques. Before this post-graduate training, I also completed a BA and MA in Clinical Psychology at the University of Rome – La Sapienza completing two research and essays in the field of systemic psychotherapy.
Since I started my private practice I have worked in the Italian NHS and in the UK within the Charity sector as counsellor, coordinator, counselling manager and project manager. I also volunteered with several charities as counsellors and psychotherapist and support counselling students and therapists as clinical supervisor.
In my work I focus on designing unconventional solutions, redefining and liberating emotional, relational and communicational resources.
I have supported adults, couples and families on a wide range of issues and problems, to name a few: Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal Self-esteem, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Stress, Work related issues.
My practice follows a person-centred ethos and I am committed to offer a safe and ethical therapeutic experience to all my clients.
There can be very disabling symptoms or an unclear sense of dissatisfaction; we will work together to identify one or more goals to work on. The resources to cope are often already there but not always we're are able to identify and use them in the exact moment when we would truly need to and these can be entangled in an emotional block.
I work in re-discovering or building these strategic resources to make people emotionally free and empowered to reach their goals.
The rules of our confidential therapeutic relationship as well as the goals are set together during the first session and may evolve over time, in a non-judgmental, accepting and flexible atmosphere.
The aim of my work is to tackle and solve difficulties and realise long-lasting goals in the shortest period of time, in order to empower my clients in their satisfactory autonomy. This focus doesn't mean to narrow the infinite chances of subjects that can be addressed: everything the client is willing to bring into therapy is always considered useful and the work continues until we've reached and consolidated a satisfactory new balance through a process of positive change.
I work with individuals, couples, families and also bring my work in the career context, supporting effective and positive relationships and communication in the team and between partners.
I believe wellbeing is an all-encompassing goal and I strive to support people designing their own version of it.
I am dedicated to support positive change at large so aside from my therapeutic work I also support businesses and entrepreneurs especially in the field of sustainable innovation and social change. Identifying the well-according narrative, clarifying values and goals and the process to convey or reach them, overcoming communication impasse, maximising performance, these are some of the areas of my coaching practice.
Recently I became a mum so my and my partner’s lives have been enriched by a new perspective and I am proud to dedicate as much time and energy as I can to my son and our new adventure together as a family.
I am a Psychotherapist in East London specialised in psychological therapies for adults, children, couples, families and teenagers.