Antonella MercurioIntegrative psychotherapist
PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ALL SESSIONS ARE ONLINE (ZOOM, SKYPE). I HOPE TO BE RETURNING TO WORKING FACE TO FACE IN 2021.
In my professional and personal experience I have found that talking to someone who is trained to hear your concerns can be very helpful. It can equip you to better navigate present life struggles and possibly facilitate positive changes for the future.
Difficult situations and painful feelings are a reality for many of us. Sometimes we may not be able to makes sense of it all and feel unclear on how to move forward. Those situations may be overwhelming. We may fall into a destructive patterns of behaviour, stuck in a rut, and this will hold us back. The support we have around us might not feel enough, as it is difficult to open up without feeling judged or misunderstood. In this case professional counselling may be a way forward for you. This may offer a much needed fresh perspective, helping you to explore underlying issues that interfere with what you think, feel and do. Counselling can help individuals living with a wide range of difficulties, including:
-childhood and adult trauma
-post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
-post traumatic stress (PTS)
-loss and bereavement
-relationship and sexuality
-illness, pain and disability
Counselling is a powerful instrument for growth and healing held in a safe and non judgemental setting. I hope that if you do make contact with me, you will feel free to talk openly about what brought you to counselling, express the goals you may wish to achieve and the doubts you may have about therapy. I will explain my policy on confidentiality, fees, cancellations and appointment times. Please take a look at my website where you will find more information about my practice www.antonellamercuriotherapy.com
Issues often worked with
Sessions are £70 and last for 50 minutes. Some concessional rates are available depending on your circumstances. Please do not hesitate to ask.
Training and qualifications
I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist accredited by the UKCP and BACP registered. I hold an Advanced Diploma and an MA in integrative counselling and psychotherapy, I trained at the Minster Centre, London, (Middlesex University).
I hold a certificate in Counselling young adults with the arts from The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (London). Coming from an art background I decided to begin my journey as a counsellor using the arts. I offer long-term and short-term counselling and therapy, in English and Italian.
As a member of the BACP, I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.