I was born in Sardinia, where in 1998 I graduated in Languages and Literatures and I started my profession as a teacher of English, French and German.
In 2001, I moved to the UK and for almost two decades I worked as a university lecturer of Italian and Cross-cultural studies. Meanwhile, I carried out research in the field of linguistics, psychology and intercultural mediation and in 2011, I was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, University of Birmingham)
In 2012, I decided to widen my knowledge and competencies in psychology through postgraduate studies (PgDip, Regent’s University London) and in 2018, I qualified as a Counselor and Psychotherapist. I did my training at Marie Curie Hospice, where for 4 years I provided bereavement support to family members of patients in palliative care. I also worked as a Counselor in other British institutions, such as Warwick University, where I provided support to academic staff and students and Waterloo Community Centre, where I worked with disadvantage people.
In 2019, I moved back to Italy and since then I have been working in private practice as a Professional Advanced Counselor. I have also been able to combine my profession and my passion for animals working in collaboration with the Neurology Unit La Fenice at the Vet Clinic San Francesco, and with the crematorium Papaveri Rossi, at the animal cemetery Giardino di Legna. In these two organisations, I have been providing Pet-Counselling, a free service at disposal of pet-owners in need of emotive support.
I have extensive life and professional experience in being in contact with individuals from various linguistic and cultural backgrounds. These experiences, together with my specialisation, inform my day-to-day practices as a Counselor.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP 00901203) and of the Italian Association of Counselling (AssoCounselling A2556). Currently, I am training as a Focusing Psychotherapist (The London Focusing Institute). My training is due to completion in 2021.
Professional Advanced Counselor
2019 – 2021 Professional Certification in Focusing & Focusing Oriented Therapy (FOT) (The London focusing Institute)
2014 – 2018 Postgraduate Diploma – in Psicoterapia e Counselling (PgDip) (Regent’s University London, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Londra)
2012 – 2013 Certificato in Psicoterapia e Counselling (Regent’s University London, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Londra)