About me

Welcome to my Private Practice

My name is Michela, and I provide treatments for a number of psychological difficulties. My model of psychotherapy is integrative, humanistic, and existential. It means that in order to best meet your needs, I will employ various strategies drawn from several therapy models. I am a specialist in:

Counselling, Psychosexual and Relationship therapy, also known as couples counselling and sex therapy. Furthermore, I am a trauma therapist following EMDR protocols.

My two primary professional trainings are fundamentally intertwined and allow me to work with people as a whole, whether they enter my clinic room with specific psychosexual and relationship problems or with other psychological concerns.

I have a strong interest in diversity and identity. I firmly believe that sexual health is a right that should be protected. Sexuality is such a huge part of human identity. People should have a right to a healthy identity in all aspects of their lives, sex included.

I love studying human behaviour. I learned about all of the different schools of thought on therapeutic techniques, and I saw value in them all. I could see how the Humanistic approach would help some and CBT others. Many people might benefit from a Psychodynamic approach, while others would be more Existential or Analytic.

I knew that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to seeking therapy interventions. My approach is person-centred because each person and couple are unique.

I am a registered practitioner with AXA Health, AVIVA, WPA, Cigna, and Vitality Health. I have previously worked for Relate and the NHS as a psychosexual and relationship therapist for a number of years.

My practice is only for adult clients of all gender identities and sexualities.

I can provide therapy in English and Italian

Professional memberships:

Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy),

Full clinical registered member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy),

Accredited member of COSRT  (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists),

Member of the SEA (The Society of Existential Analysis).

Member of the EFS (European Federation of Sexology)

Member of the EMDR UK and EMDR Europe