Having trained in the UK at the highest standard currently available (which included achieving an MA in psychotherapy) and having been through a 16-year long personal therapeutic journey myself, psychotherapy is my passion and my call.
After specialising in Gestalt Psychotherapy, I have expanded my professional expertise first to the field of third-wave CBT (Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapy) and more recently to Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Nonviolent Communication (NVC). This is how I use these approaches in my practice:
Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapy help identify thoughts and beliefs that are at play when symptoms are present
Motivational Interviewing supports the process of making important decisions when we are ambivalent and stuck
Nonviolent Communication is the most effective way I have encountered to deal with conflict
Gestalt Therapy helps becoming aware of emotions, feelings and sensations in the here and now and in relation to others, and experiment safely with new behaviour
Internal Family Systems is one of the most effective techniques to deal with trauma and understand how past burdens influence the present
Many clients feel a sense of relief from the very first session, and some of them have been able to solve difficult problems with 4 sessions or less. I strongly believe in the human potential to feel better and to move on even from the darkest circumstances. Be it anxiety, depression, OCD or PTSD, there is always hope.
I regularly write articles on mental health and I publish some of them on mine or other websites.
Qualifications and Training
UKCP Accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist for individuals and groups
MA in Gestalt Therapy (at The Gestalt Centre London)
BACP Registered Counsellor
Accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist (Pink Therapy)
Integration of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Course
Motivational Interviewing: Eliciting Clients' Own Arguments for Change
IFS - Internal Family Systems
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
PGCE - (UCL - Institute of Education London)
MSc in engineering (University of Rome)
Motivational Interviewing: Evidence-Based Skills to Motivate Clients Toward Change
Nonviolent Communication - facilitating conflict
IFS - Internal Family Systems Therapy
Radical Self-Acceptance: Healing Shame and Fear in Clinical Practice