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Aura Martiradonna - Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Psycological counselling

“ Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced” (K. Kierkegaard)

What’s happening to me? What is my problem? Do I need a psychologist or another professional?
You feel confused, don’t know what to do and who to contact for you problems? Maybe you neither know if what you are going through should be defined as a problem. Or maybe, you are asking yourself what is happening to your son and if his behaviour may hide symptoms of malaise.

Call me for a psychological counselling: together we will find answers to your questions.

The first step is understanding the problem and finding a meaning to what is happening. Together we will analyse the problem and the different possibilities of explanation and change.

Psycological counselling

“ Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced” (K. Kierkegaard)

What’s happening to me? What is my problem? Do I need a psychologist or another professional?
You feel confused, don’t know what to do and who to contact for you problems? Maybe you neither know if what you are going through should be defined as a problem. Or maybe, you are asking yourself what is happening to your son and if his behaviour may hide symptoms of malaise.

Call me for a psychological counselling: together we will find answers to your questions.

The first step is understanding the problem and finding a meaning to what is happening. Together we will analyse the problem and the different possibilities of explanation and change.

Individual psychotherapy

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance!” (O. Wilde)

You feel stuck, uncomfortable and you can’t live your life to the fullest? You don’t know what you want or how to achieve it? Do you feel apart from yourself and you can’t appreciate the value of your existence?
Sometimes we are suspended between problems that we don’t understand and problems we don’t face that may interfere with the present. Psychic suffering may appear in different forms as anxiety, panic attacks, recurring and intrusive thoughts, profound discouragement. The symptoms can be the wake-up call for a deeper malaise.

Individual Psychotherapy not merely intervenes on the symptoms, but it is also a process of self-comprehension and personal development. Through the psychotherapy you can discover new possibilities of being and find in your story all the aspects that make it beautiful, worth living and sharing.
In my work I use a humanistic approach that consider the person in its complexity, entirety and unicity. I work on the Here-and-Now, showing how to experience new life approaches, far from the problems of the past and the worried of the future. My practice is guided by empathy and absence of judgment.

Contact me to know how psychotherapy works.

Couple psychotherapy

“To belong to someone means to enter with his idea in the idea of him or her and make a sigh of happiness” (A. Merini)

During the story of a couple, you face different stages: courting, falling in love, construction of the couple, living together, birth of a child…

In this shared journey, all couples go through times of crisis and troubles. Some of them can seem insurmountable. If you are in a situation of long-lasting discomfort, if you feel that you are in a vicious circle of problems. If your autonomous attempts of resolution were not enough to improve the relationship, starting a couple psychotherapy can be a great help.

In the couple therapy the focus is on the couple, not on the individuals. I will help you to find new creative solutions to your problems, start to speak with your partner and break the repetitive and destructive relational dynamics.

Couple psychotherapy

“To belong to someone means to enter with his idea in the idea of him or her and make a sigh of happiness” (A. Merini)

During the story of a couple, you face different stages: courting, falling in love, construction of the couple, living together, birth of a child…

In this shared journey, all couples go through times of crisis and troubles. Some of them can seem insurmountable. If you are in a situation of long-lasting discomfort, if you feel that you are in a vicious circle of problems. If your autonomous attempts of resolution were not enough to improve the relationship, starting a couple psychotherapy can be a great help.

In the couple therapy the focus is on the couple, not on the individuals. I will help you to find new creative solutions to your problems, start to speak with your partner and break the repetitive and destructive relational dynamics.

Existencial therapy and counselling

“We are all artists of life – whether we know it or not, will it or not and like it or not” (Z. Bauman)

You often question yourself about “what I want to do in my life?”, “which academic/professional path should I chose?”

Making a decision can be stressful sometimes, especially when you are in front of new and different possibilities. Moreover, moving to another country can be disorientating. London is a very different and stimulating environment both at cultural and professional level, but also tiring and confusional.

Analysing the context in which you live, your competences and resources is fundamental to understand what you want to do and how to achieve it.
During these meetings you will have the chance of being accompanied during the choice of the personal and professional path that is the best for you. More consciousness of yourself and the context, Here-and-Now.

Call me to schedule an existential counselling session: I will help you to feel more secure and ready to make decision about your future.

Outdoor session

“When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves” (D. Orr)

When we think about the psychologist, we always think of the classical image of the studio with two armchairs or a couch.

Have you ever felt better after a walk along the river, or after being in a park listening to the nature sounds or simply looking at the wind moving the trees’ leaves?

Many scientific researches have shown that being absorbed in natural contexts has positive effects on the body and the mind: stress reduction, increase of mnemonic capacities and self-confidence, a greater perspective of psychophysical vitality.
It is possible to benefit from these and other reliefs also for you that are not living in the countryside, but in a chaotic city as London.

Schedule an outdoor psychotherapy session and you will have the possibility to live a new way of taking care of yourself. You could start from experiencing a more stable connection with the earth, feeling part of it and enjoying its beauty.

According to the difficulties and aims of the therapy, these meetings could be integrated with mindfulness techniques, meditation and pet-therapy.

Outdoor session

“When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves” (D. Orr)

When we think about the psychologist, we always think of the classical image of the studio with two armchairs or a couch.

Have you ever felt better after a walk along the river, or after being in a park listening to the nature sounds or simply looking at the wind moving the trees’ leaves?

Many scientific researches have shown that being absorbed in natural contexts has positive effects on the body and the mind: stress reduction, increase of mnemonic capacities and self-confidence, a greater perspective of psychophysical vitality.
It is possible to benefit from these and other reliefs also for you that are not living in the countryside, but in a chaotic city as London.

Schedule an outdoor psychotherapy session and you will have the possibility to live a new way of taking care of yourself. You could start from experiencing a more stable connection with the earth, feeling part of it and enjoying its beauty.

According to the difficulties and aims of the therapy, these meetings could be integrated with mindfulness techniques, meditation and pet-therapy.

Relaxing techniques

“Since our inner experiences consist of reproductions and combinations of sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seem to me to be empty and devoid of meaning.” (A. Einstein)

Stress, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, relational tensions, irascibility, sleep disorders, frequent physical discomforts as headache and stomach-ache, are some examples of psychophysiological balance change.

Our organism indeed is a complex system made of the interaction between mind and body. Relaxing techniques act both on mental and physical level, helping you regulate and manage tense situations.

Through these meetings you will experience and learn different techniques to establish again your balance and increase your psychophysical well-being.
The techniques I propose are:

  • Autogenic training
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Breathing exercises
  • Music-therapy
  • Guided imagery

Call me for further information and choose the best technique for you and your needs.

How my counselling works?