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Valeria Bonfiglio

Valeria Bonfiglio

Counsellor in London

I am a qualified and experienced psychologist working in the psychotherapy field and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPsS).

I also offer supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists.

I offer my services in both English and Spanish.

I work from an Integrative Humanistic Approach which means that I use techniques and knowledge from various backgrounds in order to suit your needs. Humanistic psychotherapy encourages personal development and helps you discover and realise your potential. It enables the creation of a new perspective on your current situation and promotes change.

As a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) I am bound by its Code of Ethics and Conduct and subject to its Complaints Procedure.

My consulting room is located in Walthamstow, East London. It is easily reached from Blackhorse Road Station (Victoria Line) and St. James Street Station (Overground from Liverpool Street Station and Chingford).

Background & Qualifications

2016 - 2016 Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Mindfulness Meditation

2012 - 2014 Middlesex University, London, UK.
MSc Forensic Psychology.

2011 - 2012 The British Psychological Society, London, UK.
Supervision Skills. Clinical Supervisor.

2011 - 2013 Women and Girls Network, London, UK.
Advanced Course in Counselling and Supporting Refugee Women:
Honouring Resilience, Restoring Lives.

2003 - 2006 Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Postgraduate Studies in Social Psychology.

1995 - 2002 University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bachelor in Psychology. Honours Degree.

My Specialisms

• Abuse
• Adictions
• Anger
• Anxiety
• Bereavement
• Depression
• Identity issues
• Panic Disorder
• Phobias
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Relationship Problems
• Self Esteem
• Sexual Problems
• Sleep Problems
• Stress
• Work and career

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I will offer you a supportive, non-judgemental and respectful space to explore your feelings, thoughts and issues in a safe environment and in confidentiality. We will engage in a relationship that will allow you to reflect on your life in a unique manner: you will perceive your own world in your therapist's words and therefore, given an opportunity to observe yourself from another perspective and with prospect to look for change.

You will be accepted and valued as you are. Your weaknesses and strengths are welcome to be discussed and explored as self-discovery, personal growth and acceptance are encouraged to be pursued in psychotherapy.

After the first initial contact and during the first session, we will discuss your needs and what psychotherapy and I have to offer you. We will both assess whether we are suitable to work with each other and decide a time for you.

We will meet for our sessions on a weekly basis and for fifty minutes. Other arrangements can be done if you consider you need something different.

Psychotherapy can be short or long term, according to your personal circumstances and needs, but regardless the type chosen, we will embark together in a journey towards your wellbeing, that will end when you decide is time to do so. Before finishing therapy, it is important to have at least one closing session, as it will help you make sense of the therapeutic process.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person Please Call
Psychotherapy Online/Telephone Please Call
Counselling In Person Please Call
Counselling Online/Telephone Please Call

Additional Rate Information

I work with a sliding scale of fees, thus allowing everyone to access psychotherapy. Individual psychotherapy: Income under £20.000 a year: £50.00 Income over £20.000 a year: £60.00 I always charge the first individual session £45.00 regardless of your income. Couples psychotherapy: Income under £20.000 a year: £60.00 Income over £20.000 a year: £70.00 I always charge the first couples session £55.00 regardless of your income. Supervision: £65.00 for 60 minutes.