Welcome to TherapyTime Group Practice, which I've been running since 2009.
I’m a UKCP and BACP registered psychotherapist and I’m also Certified by ICEEFT in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). I work with individuals and couples. As well as at my practice in London, I also work with clients worldwide via video link with Skype, FaceTime or other suitable video platform.
I’m particularly passionate about relationships; the focus of my work has become over the years to help people to relate to each other (and to themselves too) in a better and more authentic way.
I found that, many other psychological problems that people experience (anxiety, stress, panic, lack of meaning, depression) seem to alleviate if not disappear completely once people start having better relationships, not just with their partner, if they have one, but with their friends and family.
Many of us grew up thinking that being ‘independent’ was good, and that needing others was not so good, but science increasingly confirms what John Bowlby (the father of attachment theory) told us a long time ago. We need others to survive. Being dependent on our loved ones (in other words, being able to and allowing ourselves to lean on others in times of need) is not only ok; it’s essential for our well-being!
I have experience of working with same sex couples and I welcome people from all cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. I strive to offer a non judgemental space where you can feel comfortable talking about any issues that are close to your heart.
In the course of our sessions, I will help you become more emotionally resilient and attuned to your needs and those of the people you love. I will support you to find deeper meaning in your life, through an exploration and better understanding of your values, passions and priorities in life. I will encourage you to become the author of your life, by helping you make life choices based on mindful reflection rather than reactivity.
If I'm not able to help you directly, I can usually help you find the right support either through one of my associates or by directing you to the most appropriate resources for you.
I was born and brought up in Italy and I came to London to complete my university studies with an ERASMUS exchange programme in 1995. After graduating from Bologna University, I was back in London, working for a few years in managerial roles, first at ad agency J Walter Thompson, then at BBC's internal ad agency, BBC Broadcast. Soon my growing interest in human behaviour and psychological distress brought me to change career path and start my training in psychotherapy.
I was drawn to start my training with existential psychotherapy as I found that it was the approach that best answered the many questions I had about life, in particular how to live a meaningful life. A few years later I completed my MA in Existential Psychotherapy from NSPC/ Sheffield University.
My clinical experience started in 2004 and included work as psychotherapist within the NHS at St.Thomas Hospital, as NHS Clinical Team Leader at The Awareness Centre and as Case Manager working with EAP programmes at BUPA Psychological Services.
In 2009 I set up my private clinic, TherapyTime Group Practice. I soon developed an interest in also working with couples and I started my training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. A few years later I was awarded the Certified status by ICEEFT.
I work with clients on a short-term basis (approximately 8 to 12 sessions), as well as longer-term for more in-depth psychotherapeutic work. I treat individuals and couples and practise in English and Italian.
I am very passionate about therapy and I really believe it can make a positive difference. I place a lot of importance on the relationship that develops between therapist and client, and research shows that it is the determining factor for a successful therapeutic outcome.
A good and dedicated psychotherapist never stops learning and developing professionally and this is what I strive to do. My clients’ psychological well-being is my mission!
I'm currently completing clinical supervision training with CSTD in London and ICEEFT and I really enjoy supporting colleagues as much as I do supporting my clients. It gives me real pleasure to help others grow and flourish, both personally and professionally.