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About me and my therapy practice
Hello and welcome to my practice.
My name is Carolina Sammartino, and I am a qualified Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapist (BACP Register Number 385735).
I am an adopted Londoner, originally from Naples, a vibrant and cultural but very problematic city in the South of Italy. I have a very humble background, but I have always known that there is more to life than meets the eye, and I wanted to explore the world. For nearly a decade I travelled and lived in different countries (Italy, France, Spain, USA, Colombia, and of course, the UK!). When I came to London, I worked in the corporate environment and in management for 14 years. So I really do understand work-related stress issues, redundancy, career disillusionment, and life transitions, but I also know what it feels like to be an outsider, and to be searching for answers.
My aim is to help you understand how you feel, think and behave; to help you recognise your pain, and see how past experiences affect you in the here and now. Every person is unique and so are their stories. Regardless of what you will bring in our sessions, my position is always to stay curious, empathic and respectful of any possibilities, background and life experience.
Maybe you feel stuck, like that there is no hope. Perhaps you feel alone, or maybe you are experiencing a life transition such as a divorce, redundancy, or bereavement that feels destabilising. By exploring your story, thoughts, feelings, wishes, fears, memories and dreams within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, I will support you in gaining personal awareness and insight. Ultimately this will help you to live a more fulfilling life and overcome life's obstacles.
My first session
I am bilingual and offer therapy in English and Italian. I currently offer therapy online and in my private practice in West London. I also offer short-term psychotherapeutic counselling at the West London Counselling Centre in Hammersmith and long-term therapy with Community Activity Project Ealing (CAPE), where I work with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited