Julia Rizzolo

Julia Rizzolo

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Balham

Balham SW12
Sessions from £65.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, my name is Julia, I am an integrative counsellor / therapist, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional,  working with children, young people and adults in schools, colleges, non-profit organisations, community services (in partnership with NHS Trusts) and the private sector.

There might be many reasons why people seek support to improve their emotional / mental health; feeling lost, bereavement, anxiety, depression, past traumas, to name a few. The process of counselling / therapy – with its safe and contained environment – offers a path, along which those difficulties can be explored, creating meaningful long-lasting life changes. My integrative approach, underpinned by psychodynamic, humanistic, attachment and systemic theories, is employed through talking, creative and play therapy in a warm, caring and approachable way that can be adapted to each client’s needs.

Above all, I believe that compassion, willingness to be present and genuineness are the essential ingredients of a good therapeutic relationship, which facilitates the conditions where psychological shift can occur.

Practice description


Counselling takes place in a comfortable and informal setting, just 12 minute’s walk from Clapham South or 15 minutes from Balham. Parking is free except for 10:00 - 12:00 on weekdays.

The room is equipped for creative and play therapy.

I also offer online and over the phone sessions. I prefer to use the platform Zoom that complies with GDPR regulations.

An initial phone consultation is offered free of charge, so I can assess your needs and create a personalised plan. You could also email me any enquiries and I will reply within 24 hours.

My first session

During our first session (online or face to face) we will talk about your current circumstances, and how you are: emotionally and physically. We will also discuss your concerns and your goals in greater depth. This assessment will inform how best we might work together. We will agree a therapeutic plan, and sign a work alliance contract (confidentiality, safety, data protection etc). 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken

English, Portuguese