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- Applied Relaxation
- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
As a therapist, I see myself as a companion on a journey, a fellow traveller that has to struggle with the same issues of meaninglessness, death anxiety and isolation. I do not provide magic solutions but I rather provide a safe and confidential space where is possible to experience a genuine and authentic relationship with somebody that is not judgemental, does not give advice but rather helps you exploring and finding your own direction in life.
Working according to the existential-phenomenological model, I refrain from pathologising clients and instead I work with the individual towards understanding the meaning of their distressing symptoms. I view emotions, including the painful ones, as signals, messages that can help us progressing towards personal growth and change. Experiencing these unpleasant feelings might open up the door to positive experiences of growth and self discovery.
The work I do with clients aims at exploring the messages that their emotions bring, enhancing the individuals’ self awareness, self understanding and self acceptance and enabling them to live with their feelings and make choices in accordance with their authentic wishes and needs.
Another model I use is Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). It is a form of short term (6 to 20 sessions) talking therapy recommended by the government’s National Institute for clinical excellence (NICE) for the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.
I support clients in understanding the relationship between the way they think, their feelings and their behaviours and I teach them practical skills and techniques in order to help them manage their mood and anxiety level.
One of the latest development of CBT is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I use this model of therapy with my clients and it seems to be very effective.
Mindfulness is another key component of my therapeutic work; my clients find this practise very beneficial.
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy, depending on the individual’s needs and possibilities. We will discuss this and the reasons that brought you to counselling in our first session. I usually review my work with clients every 5 or 6 sessions and discuss how we wish to progress further.
All therapy sessions are private and confidential.
I speak fluently English and Italian and can provide counselling in both languages.
Areas of interest
Depression-Anxiety Disorders-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-Low self esteem-Relationship problems
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Video and telephone consultations
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Italian - Native or bilingual
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