Miss Stefania Santoro
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS16-03448
I am a fully qualified Counsellor specialised in mental health issues.
I possess 20 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.
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 & ExperienceBSc (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
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Pregnancy related issues
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Emotional issues
- Panic attacks
- Self esteem
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / m.e.
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Languages Spoken