M Balestra

M Balestra

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: Italian

Contact information

Phone number
07932 195008

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Therapist - LONDON

07932 195008
Sessions from £80.00


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 15 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

Eating disorders, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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