Cristina Vismara

Cristina Vismara

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London W5
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I work both face to face and online.

My availability is Monday to Thursday in the morning up to 3pm (last appointment at 2pm); Saturday morning (in person) and Wednesday afternoon (only online). 

About me and my therapy practice

I’m a psychotherapist with a relational psychoanalytic approach.

I usually work with young adults and adults.

I both work online and face to face.

I receive in Ealing, within walking distance from Ealing Broadway and Ealing Common stations and at the Italian clinic Dottore London, now in Richmond.

I've been working for more than ten years as a psychotherapist, first in Italy (privately and in a Counselling Centre for Families) and since 2016 in London as a self-employed.

I think psychotherapy is a journey during which you get to know yourself a bit closer. It often starts with a sense of suffering, a distress or a pain, and the contemporary wish to bring about a change, or 'get out' from that hard feelings. While the therapy proceeds the client often learns how to give a proper meaning to his feelings, attitudes and behaviours, and how to welcome them.

In very few words, what I do during our sessions is 'staying' with what the client brings to me and helping him in the complex but precious process of decoding his own language, in order for him to be able -when he feels ready- to understand himself without me as a translator anymore.

Practice description

Staying with the journey image, I like picturing psychotherapy as one of those journeys that start with a particular foggy weather, and step by step -as the fog gradually disappears- we're able to see many different landscapes, maybe not all beautiful, but anyway visible and therefore less scary.

This is possible because of what happens in the therapeutic relationship. If the client, on my point of view, is the one who knows himself better (even when he doesn't realise it), I'll do my part too. As a therapist I'm qualified and skilled, ready to stay with the client and go with him through his symptoms, pains and difficulties. In order to find a path where he'll be able to look both at his challenging present and at his history with fresh eyes.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma

Types of therapy

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

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How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work

Languages spoken

English, Italian