Miss Stefania Santoro

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS16-03448

Location: London

I am a fully qualified Counsellor specialised in mental health issues.
I possess 18 years of working experience within the mental health sector. I worked for the NHS within a large multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team offering psycho-social interventions to individuals with a clinical diagnosis.

I worked for several Charities Organisations such as MIND, Carers Centres, the Drugs and Alcohols Services for London, and EAP services.I have also been a group facilitator for many years.

Within my professional practice I demonstrate sensitivity to individual differences when working with clients of diverse ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation and cultural background, treating all people with unconditional positive regards and respect.

I work holistically with the individual, acknowledging the complexity of being human, as I believe that people are more than their diagnosis. I have the ability to work with clients with complex needs experiencing emotional and psychological unbalance. I use an Integrative approach, drawing from a variety of psychological interventions such as Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques, according to the specific needs of the client in any particular moment.

I believe people have all the necessary resources within themselves to fully recover and achieve their goals in life. My role is to facilitate that self awareness and inner connection.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    BSc (hons) Degree in Psychology
    Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
    Diploma in Gestalt Counselling
    Certificate in CBT
    Certificate in Trauma Therapy
    BACP Certificate of Proficiency
    Certified Practitioner in Coaching with NLP
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Trauma
  • Languages Spoken
    • Italian
    • English
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