Barbara Perini

Barbara Perini

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: Italian

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Therapist - London

London SW19
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

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. I work focusing on the client as an individual with personal experiences and challenges, providing an empathic, non-judgemental and containing space to allow my clients to feel safe in sharing issues they want to discuss. 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 empower them in their daily life. Also very important in my approach are current and past client’s relationships, and how these impact on the presenting issues. Working psychodynamically means that clients will be helped through looking at current and past relationships, experiences and feelings involved. In this way we allow unconscious material, memories and traumas, to emerge in a setting where they can be worked through. For clients this is an opportunity to work through 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 wide experience working with mental health, including working in a prison and in a mental health charity. I have experience of working with complex issues, such as severe depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and personality disorder. I have also worked with addiction and with clients with dementia. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, 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, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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