Having had a difficult early life myself, I experienced how therapy has helped me and decided to make psychotherapy my work. Therefore, I can help others the way I was helped.
Training, Qualification & Experience
BA in Philosophy and a degree in Architecture. I did a one year foundation course in psychotherapy and counselling at the Minster Centre (London). This was followed by a four years course at The John Bowlby Centre, whereby at the end of the training, I qualified as an Attachment Based Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. Then I became a registered member of the UKCP and member of the BACP.
I have fourteen years experience working as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I work with individuals from different backgrounds, ages and with varied reasons for seeking therapy.
I have volunteered with different organisations, including working for victims of crime (Victim Support), giving support to people in crisis (Samaritans), working within a psychiatric setting and with the homeless.
I specialise in working with survivors of trauma and abuse, and people struggling with dissociation.
As well as being a psychotherapist, I work with horses as an Assistant Equine Therapist.
Before becoming a psychotherapist, I was a language teacher and an architect.
I speech French (mother tongue), Spanish and Italian fluently.
I have travelled extensively and lived and worked in different place including Italy, France, Canada, South America and the UK.
Being French through my parents and having been brought up and raised in Italy, I am particularly interested in questions about having a sense of belonging. I recognise tensions that can arise from feeling different, or not part of a group. I work with men and women from a range of backgrounds, sexual orientation and all with their own unique history that need a chance to be fully understood and explored. I am experienced in working with a wide range of difficulties and issues including psychosis, depression, addiction, the impact of trauma and abuse, relationship and parenting difficulties, loss and bereavement, anxiety and phobias.