M Balestra

M Balestra

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07932 195008

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Therapist - LONDON

07932 195008
Sessions from £90.00


About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative psychotherapist who trained at the Metanoia Institute in London. I am a member of the BACP, a trained clinical supervisor and I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I have over 20 years’ experience as a therapist in private practice, employee assistance programmes, education and the voluntary sector. Alongside my private practice, I have held the post of counsellor/coordinator in an inner city further and higher education college, working with students and staff. Originally from an academic background in comparative literature, I draw from the humanistic and the psychodynamic tradition to help clients explore, understand and move beyond their sometimes limiting and painful life stories. I am Italian, fluent in English, conversant in French, and have worked with a wide variety of clients from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, age, sexualities and disabilities. I have a special interest in trauma, narrative and the arts as well as in the way in which cultural norms and social expectations affect our sense of self and wellbeing. I have had further specialist training in Somatic Trauma Therapy, CBT have has extensive experience working with young adults.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Italian