I have always been interested in the complexity of human mind and fascinated with people’s life stories. I never had any doubt what would have been my job. At present, I am an Italian Psychologist and Psychotherapist based in London. I was born and raised in Italy, far from the city and close to the nature. There I had the possibility to live and develop a unique perspective on well-being. A natural well-being, attached to our roots and deeply connected with the Earth, with ourselves.
How often do we feel disconnected from ourselves and our life?
Every day we are absorbed in chaotic routines divided in duties, work, fixed timetables. This can lead us to feel overwhelmed by events, sometimes powerless, while we let things slip through the cracks.
The therapy I propose can help you become the main character of your own life and story. The psychotherapy can help you to find new creative scenarios and overcome the deadlock you are in. Anxiety, panic attacks, depression, sleep disorders, substance abuse, stress and isolation are all symptoms and requests for help.
Get over them to understand better yourself and reach a deeper state of well-being.
My Professional path
TODAY - ITALIAN PSYCHOLOGIST IN LONDON
At present, I work independently as psychotherapist in London, my headquarters are in Ealing and Clapham Junction. I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BAPC). Over the years, I have gained wide experience in different fields: anxiety and panic attacks, personality disorders, emotional dependence and substance addiction, unhappiness and depression, relationship problems, grieving and trauma process, existential therapy, psychology of well-being.
2020 - TRAUMA AND SLEEP DISORDER
I truly believe in continuous professional development. In 2020, stimulated by the discussion about COVID as a collective trauma, I studied and got certified in EMDR therapy (i.e., eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) for trauma treatment. In 2021 I completed a specialization course in CBT-I (i.e., cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia) for evaluating and treating insomnia.
2017 - PERSONALITY DISORDERS AND SUBSTANCE ADDICTION
Driven by the desire to explore new contexts and challenges, I left the region of Puglia and moved to Milan, where I lived for two years. Here I dealt mainly with personality disorders and substance addiction, working as a psychologist in residential rehabilitation communities.
2015 - PSYCOTHERAPY
From 2015 to 2018 I attended the Postgraduate course in Psychotherapy, that allowed me to investigate even deeper the world of psychophysical health and the human well-being through a holistic approach. I awarded the Degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy in January 2019.
2013 - ART THERAPY
I am really passionate about music and piano, even after the high school I worked in the sector of helping relationships, performing sessions of music therapy in schools. In 2013 I studied further art therapy awarding a Master degree in Video, Photography, theatre and artistic mediation in help relationships, promoted by the Pontifical University Antonianum (Università Pontificia Antonianum) in Rome, Italy.
2012 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND ECOPSYCHOLOGY
I graduated with honours in Clinical Psychology at the University of Bari (Università degli Studi di Bari). I am registered at the Council of Psychologists of the Region of Puglia with the number 4479 since 2014.
As psychology student, I developed immediately my approach in the Psychology of well-being related to nature. Mindfulness and sensory outdoor meetings integrate my praxis for the promotion of the holistic well-being, in harmony with natural elements.
2010 - PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
I believe that the full potential of the individual can be achieved in all aspects of life. I also give professional training since 2010. I gained experience with groups’ dynamics and management and acquired competences in the field of Existential counselling. I awarded the master degree in Career Counselling, promoted by the Italian National Association of Guidance Counsellors (ASNOR – Associazione Nazionale Orientatori) in 2016.
- La Dottoressa Aura è stata la mia ancora in un periodo molto tormentato della mia vita. Grazie a un anno e mezzo insieme a lei sono riuscita a diventare una persona migliore, a superare tante difficoltà del passato e a guardare la vita in modo differente. Un grazie non basta per esprimere la mia gratitudine, e, se state cercando uno psicoterapeuta, la consiglio vivamente. È raro al giorno d’oggi trovare professionisti cosi competenti e al contempo empatici.
- Ho contattato Aura quasi per caso, in un periodo della mia vita molto buio, e lei subito mi ha offerto ascolto. Ho iniziato un percorso con lei, che mi ha aiutato ad uscire da certi miei schemi mentali e tante insicurezze che stavo affrontando in quel periodo. Mi sono poi ritrovata. Anche se per un breve periodo, mi ha aiutata a rimettere insieme tanti piccoli pezzi, senza dirmi cosa dovevo fare, ma semplicemente ascoltandomi e aiutando a capirmi. E tutto ciò è stato di grande aiuto.
- Trovare una terapista professionale ma anche umana al giorno d'oggi è molto difficile. Per fortuna dopo vari tentativi ho conosciuto Aura, e mi ci sono trovato benissimo sin dal colloquio conoscitivo. È una persona bellissima, con cui è piacevole parlare, è umana, molto empatica, ma anche estremamente professionale. Sembra di parlare con un'amica, ma è sempre pronta a ricordarti che la psicoterapeuta in realtà un'amica non è. Dopo un bellissimo percorso durato un anno abbondante, mi sento di consigliarla ad occhi chiusi.
- Sono stata in terapia per anni e nessuno come Aura mi ha capita fino in fondo ed aiutata così tanto come ha fatto lei. Aura è stata capace di farmi fare passi da gigante. MI ha fornito strumenti e tecniche per permettermi di guardarmi dentro e risolvere determinati nodi e demoni che mi hanno perseguitato per anni. Il suo approccio è stato sempre delicato, mai invadente; professionale ma anche amichevole. Di una sensibilità e compassione assolutamente incredibili.
- Aura mi ha fornito soluzioni e strumenti utili e validi a lungo termine per affrontare i problemi che avevo sia in superficie che nel profondo della mia mente e del mio cuore. Con lei non mi sono sentita mai giudicata o sotto pressione. La raccomando caldamente.
- Aura for me has been the first approach to psychotherapy. I contacted her in a very difficult moment of my life. She has been absolutely amazing, professional, free of any judgement, empathic and kind in every single step of my journey with her. She really helped me to understand what I was going through and gave me the best advices to build my own instruments to get through my worries and problems. I would recommend her to everyone that needs professional help. I never felt so listened to, so understood and she helped me so much to have a different point of view on my problems. Just a massive thank you to Aura and her professionalism.
- Aura is a five star therapist. Professional, empathetic, human and kind. My journey with Aura was incredible and extremely important for my personal growth. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends
- From the first appointment I had a good experience with Aura, she allowed me to feel comfortable in every session. It was easy to open myself to her and my psychological path, even if short, it has been essential to change my approach to problems. She also taught me to solve my problems throughout the comprehension of my feelings. In my opinion everyone needs a therapist, and if you have one like Aura it is a very good start.