the whole of you
I am a Couple Psychosexual Psychotherapeutic therapist (PG Dip) (Tavistock trained), MBACP & COSRT registered, BSc (Hons) Psychology, with a wide range of clinical experience from both the public and private sectors.
I offer a range of services face to face and online covering
sexuality, couple sexual issues, intimacy and related issues, menopause, trauma.
Reflective and mentoring practice for professionals working in busy, demanding clinical or organisational settings, for those who choose to deepen their body/mind connection.
I am French-Italian and I have lived over half of my life in UK. I am multilingual, culturally aware and welcome clients from any cultural/sexual background and abilities. I am a 5Rythm dancer, a yogini, and practice meditation.
I have a wide range of clinical experience from both the public and private sectors with a background of over 12 years in the field of personal development, and 6 years in applied psychology. I work across a range of private and public sector (NHS).
I believe that the body and mind can be integrated, for both components are part of a whole, intrinsically linked together. Diligently, throughout our lives our body registers, consciously or not, what the mind experiences. As such, the body experience is an integral part of the clinical work I practice with my clients. I am interested how becoming more present to our whole being and learning to live emotions healthily. Together we work at integrating mind and body. This leads us to live our sex life more consciously, but also relate differently with the existential givens of life, intimacy issues, menopause, trauma, anxiety, love, death, ambivalence, disappointment, acknowledging our shadow side.
My work is informed by Existentialist Humanistic theory and principles, Zen therapy, Focusing, Body psychotherapy, Psychosexual couple therapy and psycho-physiology of trauma.
On a final note, I believe finding your therapist is like finding "that" pair of shoes - it needs to "fit". The relationship you have together is pretty unique. Together we explore and delve into hidden parts of yourself you may not even be aware of. So, it is primordial for you to feel safe and connected with your therapist. Trust yourself - you will know when you find the right one for you. Do not feel discouraged or put off if the first one you saw was not quite right for you. Persevere - after all a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step (Lao Tzu).
face to face
Short or long term
I am compassionate and suitably challenging. I aim to work collaboratively at your pace, with whatever arises during our sessions together.
My imperative is to establish a safe, supportive and accepting connection so that the therapeutic relationship present between us can flourish. With it we explore your unique lived experience, how you make meaning of your world, your life.
Together we make a way towards whatever it is that will be different/new for you. We explore how to increase awareness to the area that is being worked on to obtain the balance desired.
I offer a reflective and mentoring practice for professionals working in busy and demanding clinical and organisational settings, who choose to deepen their body/mind connection.
Sexuality is at the core of us, it involves body, mind and emotions and can be a tricky topic in life. Psychosexual therapy can help you undertake the journey that is finding what sexuality means for you, unlearn obsolete patterns, rethink misconceptions about sex and relationships; learn a healthier model of sexuality. You might have a problem with your sex life, issues with reaching orgasm or feeling pleasure, sex might be over too quickly. Sex might have stopped altogether. You may find that sex is affecting your relationships.