Farida Ciotti | Accredited Counsellor | Oxford | NCS

Farida Ciotti

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS21-01397

Location: Oxford

I am a psychodynamic – integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor and I am a trained EMDR trauma focus therapist. Balance and simplicity are core qualities I apply to my life and work, as I believe they bring awareness and centeredness in the daily choices we make.

Everything has a cycle – a beginning, a life and an end – and the most valuable element of this cycle is our conscious awareness of the here and now and how we choose to live each step of the way.

I have a great interest in human relationships, their dynamics and interconnectedness, as when we are born our first interaction is a relationship to another. Our families become the first nucleus by which we create those very first impressions that will shape our future – individual and social interactions. It is through these very interactions, I believe, that we may polish the mirror of our hearts and best reflect those inner qualities we all have the potential to shine forth.

In the course of my life I have learnt that when we have negative and unhealthy experiences, especially at a very young age, we learn to develop coping strategies and core beliefs – whether triggered by distress, neglect or trauma – they become core wounds and can compromise our self-esteem and the image one has of themselves, as well as diminish our expectations of life relationships.

By learning to stably create and maintain a relationship with our inner child or higher self, and parent our distress, we can find greater clarity, peace and lightness, affirm our self-acceptance, and anchor our emotional security, to better nurture our life relationship needs.

In my practice as an integrative psychotherapist, I offer a therapeutic relationship that affirms creative renewal, integration and wholeness, by encouraging clarity and mindfulness in the development of self-compassion and awareness of our inner compass that stirs our choice making abilities.

I draw on psychodynamic, existential, attachment – relational, humanistic, trauma, cognitive, transpersonal, neuroscience perspectives and insights, and in my work with children I apply play-therapy modalities.

I work with adults, youth and children face-to-face in long-term or time-limited sessions, I offer therapy in two different languages: English and Italian , and I can help with issues such as:

Abuse, Addiction(s), Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Children’s emotional well-being, Cultural issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Infertility, Loss, Mental health issues, Personal Development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, and other occurring issues and concerns you may have.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    PGDip in Psychotherapy and Counselling
    Diploma in Clinical Supervision for Groups and Individuals
    PGDip in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy
    Diploma in EMDR Trauma Focused Therapy
    Diploma in PCE-CfD - Counselling for Depression
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
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