I am a person-centred counsellor and my approach is rooted in the belief that each individual is valued for their uniqueness. Having lived in many different countries I gained an appreciation for cultural differences and an understanding of how distinct every person’s perspective can be. These elements together with a non-judgemental and empathic attitude have developed and guided my practice.
Sometimes dealing with difficult situations in isolation can be overwhelming, and counselling offers a safe and confidential space to share whatever you may be experiencing. I do not see myself as an expert in your life, rather as someone who will collaborate with you, with respect for the pace you require and attentiveness to your needs at each step.
Together we can explore the issues which brought you to counselling and bring greater awareness of these. I believe the more long standing and beneficial solutions are those we arrive at within ourselves. Counselling can facilitate this process, and lead towards healing through feeling able to make the necessary changes and reaching greater self-acceptance.
Experience and specialist areas
I have several years’ experience of working with domestic violence and the impact this has on women and families, having worked for a charity specialising in the matter.
In addition, I gained experience of working with substance misuse and addiction, supporting clients towards a healthier relationship with the substance and living substance free.
I worked in the voluntary sector for many years where short term work was often the only option and have seen how valuable it can also be. So, I am comfortable with both short and long term therapy depending on your needs.
Having worked with both young people and adults I have offered counselling for a wide range of issues including, bereavement, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts and self-harm.
I am able to offer counselling sessions in both English and Italian, and would welcome clients who would find it easier to also express themselves in French or Portuguese.
Training and qualifications
Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Brighton)
Advanced Counselling Course (LifeLine Johannesburg)
BFA Focusing Skills Course
Mindfulness practice training (MBCT)
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