Barbara Perini

Barbara Perini


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: Italian

Contact information

Phone number
07894857491
Website

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Therapist - London

London SW19
07894857491
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Registered Member MBACP (Accredited). I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am also trained in DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy), a semi-structured therapy approach consisting in 16 sessions. The main focus of my work is to provide an empathic, non-judgemental and containing space to allow my clients to feel safe to share their personal experiences, feelings and struggles. My approach is based on the belief that clients need a space where they can be heard and helped to identify their personal skills and resources, in order to feel empowered in their daily life. 

Working psychodynamically means that you will be able to explore current and past relationships, experiences and feelings, in a safe and containing environment. In this way we will allow unconscious material, memories and traumas, to emerge in a setting where they can be processed. Therapy is an opportunity to speak about painful experiences and feelings, to make a sense of them and be able to look at them in a different light.

I offer long term, open-ended, and short term therapy. I have extensive experience working with mental health, including working in a prison and in a mental health charity. I have worked with issues such as severe depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and personality disorder. And also with clients with addictions and dementia. 

Practice description

Since the start of lockdown I have been offering online, Skype and Zoom, and telephone sessions. Face-to-face sessions are currently available in Oxford Circus. However, I monitor the situation to ensure our safety and to follow government's advice.

Currently I offer online sessions at concessionary rates to key workers and trainee counsellors.


My first session

The first session is an initial consultation that gives us an opportunity to get to know each other and to find out the best course of therapy for you. We will talk about what brings you to therapy, your current situation and your background. We will also discuss practicalities of the sessions, such as length, fees and aim of therapy, as well as any question you may have in regards to how to proceed with your therapy.

Before this initial consultation, I am available for a free of charge (max 15 minutes) phone conversation about what I could offer to you. Please send me an email to arrange a time, and I will reply as soon as I can.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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