Method & Theory

You will define the goals while I take care of the process and methods in a context where you can feel safe and free to express yourself and explore your emotions.

My therapeutic approach is deeply rooted in HUMANISTIC PRINCIPLES. This perspective forms the core of my therapeutic work, allowing us to explore and normalise stuck places whilst DEPATHOLOGISING ISSUES. 

    • I SEE YOU AS A WHOLE, valuing your feelings, mind, body, and soul.
    • I believe in the power of an ACTIVE SELF where all our actions, both mental and physical, are directed towards providing STRUCTURE, MEANING, and fulfilling our BASIC NEEDS. One of the fundamental driving forces in our lives is the need for self-fulfilment, an inherent DRIVE TO GROW & DEVELOP as individuals.

My therapeutic work is informed by ATTACHMENT THEORY. In the sessions I combine elements of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS).

    • We focus on your way of feeling SAFE & CONNECTING within yourself and with others.
    • We work with EMOTIONS because they are central organising elements of our experience; they tell us what we need, help us create meaning, motivate us, communicate with others.
    • We address the inner struggle by giving voice to the different PARTS and understanding their role and needs.

Navigating the many parts within: IFS Therapy

IFS aims to help individuals understand and harmonize their parts to promote healing and well-being.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is a transformative psychological approach that views the mind as composed of multiple, distinct parts, each with its own perspectives, memories, and roles. These parts, often shaped by life experiences, can sometimes be in conflict with each other or dominate our behaviors and feelings. In IFS therapy, clients work to connect with their Self to understand and build relationships with their parts.

Art Therapy to externalise

My training in ART THERAPY is GESTALT-based, which means we start our journey from what is PRESENT in the here and now.

Sometimes it can be difficult to put thoughts and feelings into words. Art therapy offers a non-verbal and often non-threatening way to communicate and process emotions, bypassing the limitations of language and accessing deeper levels of awareness.

The focus is not on the final product or artistic skill, but rather on the process of creating and the insights gained through it.

Whether through painting, drawing or sculpting, the purpose is to allows us to externalise feelings and inner turmoil, giving us a tangible representation of our emotions. It promotes, through the experience of creating, the experimentation of more functional ways of relating to oneself and others.

What tools do you use ?
Art therapy utilises artistic techniques, turning them into tools and activators of resources. The tools I use the most are photographs and drawings. I also use collages, videos, plasticine and paint.

Can art therapy help me?
Art therapy can be beneficial for individuals dealing with a wide range of issues, including trauma, grief, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and self-esteem concerns. 

Art Therapy Group Session

Phototherapy & Therapeutic Photography

“Phototherapy is not a therapy in its own right or a particular modality or school of thought: it is rather a complete system of techniques that has proven effective, often in cases where nothing else could be done.” (J. Weiser)

In my work I use the term Therapeutic Photography to refer to the creation together with the client of new photographic images within a therapeutic process.

By Phototherapy I intend the use and manipulation of existing photographic images (e.g. collages, projection cards, family albums) during a dialogue-based session

Currently I offer phototherapy in one to one sessions and therapeutic photography in group settings.

my background

I was born and raised in Italy, and my journey led me through various cultures, shaping my understanding of diversity and identity.
I pursued a combined Bachelor’s Degree in Photography and Journalism and worked for several years in the field of artistic and cultural production. In the meanwhile I organised inclusive photography workshops in the U.K, Germany, and Italy, alongside social photography projects.

During a Master Program, lead by the psychotherapist Oliviero Rossi and other esteemed Gestalt psychotherapists I discovered how photography and artistic tools can be used towards healing and personal growth. This experience inspired me to pursue a second Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, enriching my therapeutic approach with a deeper understanding of the human mind and behaviour.

Driven by the desire to help people foster deeper connections, I became interested in attachment theory and decided to train in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Through the training in Internal Family System Therapy I am learning how to bring attachment theory inside, helping my clients feeling more safe, secure and connected with their parts/thoughts/feelings. 

In 2022, I obtained the German qualification as Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie (HPP), allowing me to work as therapist in private practice. 

Drawing from my diverse background and professional experiences, I offer an integrative approach, customised to each client’s needs. My practice warmly welcome individuals of all genders, backgrounds, and identities.