Therapist InfoAbout Me:
I am an Italian-British relational psychotherapist, group facilitator, and visual artist in advanced ongoing clinical training, currently enrolled in the two-year post-graduate Depth Relational Process of The Institute of Psychedelic Therapy (UK).
I have trained with institutions in Italy, USA, UK, and Canada. After a career in Fine Arts, Digital Media, and the music industry, I followed a rigorous psychoanalytic psychotherapy training in Transactional Analysis and Relational Psychotherapy. Further, I have trained in Somatic Attachment Therapy, Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration, Mindfulness and Trauma Treatment. Drawing from over two decades of experience in these fields, my method is integrative, meaning that I combine a variety of approaches, so that I can tailor a treatment plan most suited to each individual.
In addition to my private practice, I offer monthly psychedelic integration groups for those who have experienced, or will be experiencing, the transformational processes of psychedelic-assisted therapies, sacred plant medicine ceremonies, holotropic breathwork or any such experience that might have expanded and deepened the individual consciousness.Description of Services:
There is a lot of misinformation online about what psychedelics and sacred plant medicine are, and the recurring narrative that one or few sessions with these substances will transform your life with no added work needed is simply false and potentially dangerous - this is not how it works. Entheogens are powerful tools to be used therapeutically in a safe environment with clear intentions, they can help reduce our defences and allow what's in our unconscious to emerge more freely. In my view, the work starts after those experiences have taken place. Psychedelic harm reduction and integration (PHRI) is a therapeutic approach designed to offer psycho-educational information and to address different types of psychedelic use. PHRI combines harm reduction strategies related to substance use in general, with a specific focus on the significance of "integration" work for psychedelic use. PHRI does not involve the administration of any psychedelic drugs. Instead, it involves the guidance and support that I will provide if you have had or plan to have psychedelic experiences on your own, outside of therapy. For instance, if you are exploring the use of psilocybin, you may seek the assistance of an integration specialist to help you prepare for your experiences and reduce risks while increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes. As a PHRI therapist I do not refer clients to illicit therapists, engage in the procurement of psychedelic substances, or conduct therapy while individuals are under the influence of psychedelics. I offer Psychedelic Harm Reduction, Integration and ongoing support via Zoom. Psychedelic Harm Reduction consultations are about safety and substances and how to prepare for an experience to maximise safety and benefits. During the consultation you will have the chance to ask any questions you might have and to clarify your intentions, as well as to receive an in depth psychological assessment and evaluate whether this might be right path for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I belong to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the UK Association For Transactional Analysis (UKATA), the European Association For Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the Institute of Psychedelic Therapy (IPT). Accordingly, I am bound by their ethical codes of practice and attend regular clinical supervision to support my work, peer groups, seminars, and workshops in order to strengthen my skills and keep up with current thinking.
I am also a patron member of Modern Spirit, a non-profit organisation in Arizona dedicated to spiritual healing in modern healthcare, scientific research in epigenetic, and the study of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Through its Reciprocity Project, Modern Spirit funds and offers Indigenous people and Native Americans the opportunity to receive KAP treatment for issues such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.
Having worked for several years both in individual and group settings with people belonging to minority groups, religious and intergenerational trauma, I take an anti-discriminatory stance and am committed to learning about the impact of discrimination in all forms, and examining my own biases and assumptions in the process.
I am passionate about the wisdom of indigenous cultures, ecology, and wildlife conservation. I regularly support and volunteer for various NGOs and charities dedicated to protecting threatened habitats, both in the Peruvian Amazon and various regions of Africa.
Please note that the use of psychedelic substances is currently illegal in the UK. Please do not contact me with requests for illegal psychedelic assisted work. I offer preparation and integration support only for harm reduction purposes. I do not not support nor encourage the use of illicit substances in unregulated and illegal frameworks.Credentials & Certifications: PgDip Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with Social Responsibility awarded by TA East London & United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA)Licenses: MBACP #392946
DetailsRemote Practitioner: YesPrice Range: 100-150
My ProcessOverview of Experience:
PgDip Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with Social Responsibility awarded by TA East London & United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
PgCert in PHRI - Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration Psychotherapy awarded by NUMINUS, Canada
PgCert Integrative Psychedelic Therapies awarded by Modern Spirit USA
PgCert in Somatic Attachment Therapy awarded by The Embody Lab, USA
PgDip Integrative & Humanistic Psychotherapy awarded by The Link Centre (UKCP) 2024
Post-Graduate Training : Continuing Professional Development
Holotropic Breathwork in Practice w/Dr Tim Read • IPT 2023
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy for Healthcare Providers w/Dr. Joe Tafur • Modern Spirit (Arizona, US) 2023
Psychoanalysis: Winnicott and Object Relations • Freud Institute London 2023
Eating Disorders w/GF Pace • The Link Centre 2023
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Global Summit w/ Gabor Maté • Heart Mind Institute (USA) 2022
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, Mindfulness & Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness w/ Dr Ronald D. Siegel • ISC (Italy) 2022
The Neurobiology of Attachment w/ Dr. Allan Schore • NICABM 2022
Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Compassion w/ Dr Chris Germer • FCP (Italy) 2021
Vagal System and the Treatment of Trauma w/ Dr Stephen Porges • NICABM 2020
How To Work With Shame w/ Peter Levine, PhD • NICABM 2019
Intensive Trauma Treatment w/ Bessel Van der Kolk • NICABM 2018
Mindsight, Attachment & Clinical Integration w/ Dr. Dan Siegel • NICABM 2016
Human Behavioural Biology w/ Robert Sapolsky • Stanford University 2014
Experience outside of private practice
University of the Arts London (UAL) | Central Saint Martins Master's Degree in Fine Arts (2008)
Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Milano | Diploma in Photography (2002)Intake Process:
Cost of initial consultation for psychological assessment , per session (approx. one hour): £150
Please note that the use of psychedelic substances is currently illegal in the UK. Please do not contact me with requests for illegal psychedelic assisted work. I offer preparation and integration support only for harm reduction purposes. I do not not support nor encourage the use of illicit substances in unregulated and illegal frameworks.