Ethos, background and professional experience

Whether you are starting therapy purely for personal interest or in a moment of crisis, I aim at offering support in your process of enriching your personal development, reaching an insight into your life patterns and developing insight and tools to turn crisis into opportunities.

Therapeutic approach

I work drawing from several psychotherapeutic models according to individual needs and in a way that I feel is most valuable for achieving positive change and transformation.

My approach is non-judgmental and supportive. I work paying attention to the quality of the relationship between therapist and client, as I trust that this has an impact on the effectiveness of the therapeutic and healing processes.

I have a specific interest in working with people experiencing:

Relationships issues, Anxiety, challenges with Confidence and Self-Esteem, Stress, Life Transitions, Career Change, Grief, Bereavement and Loss, Cultural Issues and Depression. With people from the LGBT Community, with Londoners and with those who have cross-culturally relocated.

I see clients on a medium or longer-term basis and also work on short-term solution focused therapy.

My professional experience

I began training as a counsellor after working in the financial sector in the City of London for many years.

Since then, my professional experience includes working:

  • As a private independent individual and couple counsellor and psychotherapist in London.
  • Directing Leone Centre Therapy and Consultancy.
  • As a counsellor for the Drugs and Alcohol Foundation in St James Park.
  • In mental health for a charity-based organisation in Westminster.
  • As an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate.

I direct Leone Centre a provider of counselling, marriage and couple counselling, psychotherapy, coaching and consultancy to individuals, couples and corporate organisations.

My main training

My qualifications and professional training include:

  • Certificate in Supervision - from Re-Vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis,
  • Diploma in Couple Therapy from Re-Vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis,
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Thames Valley University in Existential and Person Centred Models,
  • Certificate in Counselling at Birkbeck University,
  • Self-Esteem’s module studies in Psychoanalytical Psychology at Birkbeck University
  • The Essentials of Psychosynthesis Training

I continue, on an ongoing basis, to attend further and specific professional training, workshops and lectures.

Professional memberships

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - the register is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

This is a professional body ensuring that all their practitioners are following a strict code of conduct and embark on regular annual training courses and further practice to keep their clinical skills up-to-date.

I hold a membership for the Association of Independent Practitioners division of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am an approved Provider for Cigna Private Health Insurance, Compsych and I work with a number of EAP providers.

Fast track your first appointment

At times a sudden and unexpected crisis emerges, at a personal level or within a relationship, and this crisis requires immediate attention.

In these circumstances, in order to bring a sense of containment, I aim at offering sessions within one business day of your first contact to me.

Fast track individual and couples therapy offers you the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences and

to establish a safe common ground in a time frame that suits your circumstances.

You fast track appointment will be with either myself, or one of our Leone Centre team members.

Meet Our Qualified Counsellors, London - Leone Centre. Our team of associates have been carefully selected to provide comprehensive counselling services. Click here for more information.

Please contact me for more information or, alternatively, contact me on: 020 3930 1007.

Book an appointment

If you have any queries, or to book an appointment, you can contact me either by calling: 020 3930 1007 or by emailing me via the contact form.

Please leave your mobile contact number so that I will be able to send you a text message confirmation that I have responded via email.

If you call you will usually hear my answer-phone where you can leave your message and contact details so that I can get back to you. If you call or email, I will generally reply within 24 hours.

During this first contact we can briefly discuss your issues and circumstances, then eventually arrange an appointment for an assessment interview.

Please note - I also offer my counselling in Italian as well as English.

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