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 Communication 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 Counsellor 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 Counsellor 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 Counselling Professional (Reg. MBACP/AssoCounseling). 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 service in support of pet-owners, for difficulties related to stress, anxiety, grief.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and of the Italian Association for Counselling. Currently, I am training as a Focusing Psychotherapist (The London Focusing Institute). My training is due to completion in 2022.
2019 – 2021 Professional Certification in Focusing & Focusing Oriented Therapy (FOT) (The London focusing Institute, London, U.K.)
2014 – 2018 Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (PgDip) (Regent’s University London, School of Psychotherapy and Psychology, U.K.)
2012 – 2013 Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent’s University London, School of Psychotherapy and Psychology, London, U.K.)