Farida Ciotti

Farida Ciotti


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Italian

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Therapist - Enfield

Enfield EN1
Sessions from £80.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Mondays and Fridays - AM and PM

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays - PM 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a psychodynamic – integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor and I am trained as an EMDR trauma focus therapist.

Balance and simplicity are core qualities I apply to my life and work, as I believe they bring awareness and groundedness in the daily choices we make.

Everything has a cycle – a beginning, a life and an end – and the most valuable element of this cycle is our conscious awareness of the here and now and how we choose to live each step of the way.

I have a great interest in human relationships, their dynamics and interconnectedness. When we are born our first interaction is a relationship to another, our families become the first nucleus within which we create those very first impressions that will shape our future interactions with individuals and society. It is by learning to relate with one another, I believe, that we may nurture and polish those inner qualities we all have the potential to reveal and gain greater clarity on the purpose of our lives.

In the course of my life I have learnt that when we have negative and unhealthy experiences, especially at a very young age, we develop coping strategies and core beliefs – whether triggered by distress, neglect or trauma – that become core wounds and can compromise our self-esteem and the image one has of themselves, as well as diminish our expectations of life relationships and the way we create meaning in our lives.

By learning to stably create and maintain a relationship with our inner child or higher self, and parent our distress, we can find greater clarity, peace and lightness, affirm our self-acceptance, and anchor our emotional security, to better nurture our life relationship needs.

Practice description

My Psychotherapy Approach

In my practice as an integrative psychotherapist, I offer a therapeutic relationship that affirms creative renewal, integration and wholeness, by encouraging clarity and mindfulness in the development of self-compassion and awareness of our inner compass that stirs our choice making abilities.

I draw on psychodynamic, existential, attachment – relational, humanistic, trauma, cognitive, transpersonal, neuroscience perspectives and insights, and in my work with children I apply play-therapy modalities.

A core interest I have is in the coping strategies and beliefs that can be triggered by distress, neglect and trauma, which can compromise self-esteem and the image one has of themselves, diminish our expectations of life relationships, which is a factor in the development of various compulsions and addictions.

By learning to stably meet and parent our distress, we can find greater clarity, peace and lightness, affirm self-acceptance, and anchor emotional security, to better nurture our life relationship needs and make choices in our lives which are more balanced and fair.

EMDR Therapy

EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment method that was developed by an American clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro, in the 1980s. 

EMDR is also increasingly used to help individuals with other issues including phobias, anxiety, pain management, phantom limb pain and depression. EMDR has also been found to be of benefit to children, those with learning difficulties, clients with language barriers or those that can’t give details of the trauma.

EMDR helps reduce the distress of all the different kinds of memories, whether it is images, sounds, smells, tastes, physical sensations, thoughts or beliefs. Other associated memories may also heal at the same time. This can lead to a dramatic and rapid improvement in many aspects of your life.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

EMDR, Gestalt, Integrative, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Enfield

Enfield EN1
Sessions from £80.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Mondays and Fridays - AM and PM

Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays - PM

About me and my therapy practice

I am a psychodynamic – integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor and I am trained as an EMDR trauma focus therapist.

Balance and simplicity are core qualities I apply to my life and work, as I believe they bring awareness and groundedness in the daily choices we make.

Everything has a cycle – a beginning, a life and an end – and the most valuable element of this cycle is our conscious awareness of the here and now and how we choose to live each step of the way.

I have a great interest in human relationships, their dynamics and interconnectedness. When we are born our first interaction is a relationship to another, our families become the first nucleus within which we create those very first impressions that will shape our future interactions with individuals and society. It is by learning to relate with one another, I believe, that we may nurture and polish those inner qualities we all have the potential to reveal and gain greater clarity on the purpose of our lives.

In the course of my life I have learnt that when we have negative and unhealthy experiences, especially at a very young age, we develop coping strategies and core beliefs – whether triggered by distress, neglect or trauma – that become core wounds and can compromise our self-esteem and the image one has of themselves, as well as diminish our expectations of life relationships and the way we create meaning in our lives.

By learning to stably create and maintain a relationship with our inner child or higher self, and parent our distress, we can find greater clarity, peace and lightness, affirm our self-acceptance, and anchor our emotional security, to better nurture our life relationship needs.

Practice description

My Supervision Approach

I supervise both qualified and experienced psychotherapists and counsellors as well as those who are still in training. I think at best supervision nurtures a culture of high support and high challenge. It is often encouraging, at times instructive, educative and always takes into account, and account of, the relationship between supervisor and supervisee, and the matrix of supervisor, supervisee and client.

Developing self awareness is a key element to a sound supervision; this means as well as working with the client material, part of the focus is with the therapist’s process, including body awareness, embodied transference, parallel process and meta-communication. There is an educative dimension to supervision, experiential and at times skills based learning.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

EMDR, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Integrative, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited