Qualifications and Training
- UKCP Accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist for individuals and groups
- MA in Gestalt Therapy
- BACP Registered Counsellor
- Accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist
- PGCE - post-graduate certificate in education
- MSc in Engineering and IT
I underwent a thorough 6-year long training in Gestalt Psychotherapy for individuals and groups during which I achieved an MA in Psychotherapy. This is in addition to my previous MSc in the field of engineering and IT. I worked in educational and charity settings helping clients with diagnosed mental health conditions and on medications, and I also ran a weekly group for LGBT Asylum Seekers for a year.
Having trained in the UK, I offer sessions either in English or in Italian, my mother tongue. My areas of interest are anxiety and sexuality. I am an accredited UKCP Psychotherapist, a registered BACP counsellor and an Accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist by Pink Therapy, the only organisation in the UK providing training and clinical support to counsellors and psychotherapists around issues that are specific to the LGBT community.
In addition to the academic qualifications and the experience I have gathered in the mental health sector, I have engaged with a 15-year long journey of personal development during which I have practiced meditation, mindfulness, EMDR, cognitive work and emotional work. I have lived first-hand what works and does not work in psychotherapy, and I am invested in providing ethical and genuine therapy to my clients.
Alongside my Gestalt training, I have attended professional development courses in the following areas
- Integrating Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
- Motivational Interviewing: Evidence-Based Skills to Motivate Clients Toward Change
- Radical Self-Acceptance: Healing Shame and Fear
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Attachment Theory
- Systemic Therapy
Focus on Anxiety
Anxiety is the field of mental health that interests me the most. I research and study different approaches to make sure my clients receive the best possible treatment available to feel better and have a fulfilling life. You can see my page on anxiety for more information.
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