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I am available to offer face to face and online therapy sessions using different platforms like Skype, Zoom or faceTime.
I am confident in working online and I am available Monday to Friday (morning, evening and afternoon) both online and face to face. I don't work in the weekends.
I am available if you would like to have a chat with me in order to clarify all the doubts you may have about starting therapy, and knowing more about my way to work. Please feel free to contact me in order to arrange an initial call if you feel this is something you need.
About me and my therapy practice
My Name is Stefania Orsi, I am Italian, and I have been working in my private practice providing counselling and therapy in Shoreditch since 2014.
I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist HCPC and BACP Registered and I work both in the NHS (IAPT service) and in private practice using an Existential-Gestalt approach.
I have experience in working with children, adults, groups and in IAPT low and high intensity service (NHS short term counselling service), supporting people living with depression anxiety, low self-esteem and chronic illness. I am passionate about psychotherapy and my main goal is to help people to achieve a better quality of life developing awareness and responsibility on their needs and desires.
I consider psychotherapy and counselling as a creative process between the client and the therapist that starts from a stuck point in life due to a symptom, a feeling of loss or a fear or a transition from one life stage into the next one.
For me therapy and counselling is NOT about “to cure something wrong inside us” but an opportunity to transform our dysfunctional way to live.
At my counselling practice in Shoreditch I offer a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings, in your own time and at your own pace. Together we will look at your concerns, while exploring events in the past that may be having an impact on how you live in the present.
Trough counselling I support people focusing on unresolved past patterns, present issues and future potential. I will enable the best conditions for your own exploration through genuine empathy and different type of interventions.
I offer counselling and therapy in two different languages, Including English and Italian (mother tongue).
My way to work is very creative and I usually work with each person in a different way, as every person is different and has their own defences and way to approach the world.
I am passionate about Gestalt therapy and family constellation and I use mainly this 2 approaches during my practice.
Gestalt approach is a very direct way to work with people and it aim to offer to clients a new prospective on things. The therapy are an opportunity for client to experience something different from their automatic behaviours. Gestalt therapy aim to develop awareness in order to create a space between feelings and actions that can help to elaborate a more functional response.
Family constellation is a way to look at our difficulties or symptoms from a systemic prospective, it means that sometimes we carry traumas or dysfunctional behaviours from our ancestors and we work to free our selves from something that doesn't belong to us.
My first session
Our first session will be 50 minutes long as usual. I will ask you very formal questions to understand who you are, your background, relationships, work situation, and family of origin very briefly. I will then give you time to talk about what brings you to therapy. I will then ask you what do you want from therapy, and we try to set together a direction of work. At the end of the first session I usually take 5/10 minutes to explain to you my way to work, my cancellation policy and modality of payments.
I offer sliding scales based on your annual income.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, 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
Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited