Welcome to my profile.
I was born in Rome and moved to live in London in my mid twenties. I am therefore bilingual and I offer counselling and psychotherapy in English and Italian.
I am a Humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor and believe that each person I work with is unique and individual. My approach is therefore flexible and sensitive to the personal biography of each client.
Psychotherapy and Counselling in English and Italian with Roberta Musillo MBACP (Registered)
I am committed to respecting and supporting each individual on a journey of personal growth and personal development. I believe that we are all able to form new behaviour patterns and transform existing ones. I love how therapy can open conversations, bring clarity and offer an opportunity to a deeper, more authentic sense of self. My work as a humanistic psychotherapist is experiential, psycho-educational as well as theoretical. I am very interested in supporting clients experience the gentle, yet profound, shifts of awareness and thrive in the slow processes of growth and development. I bring kindness, integrity and many years of professional and personal experience to my work. I offer clients the opportunity to be curious about who they are, who they want to be and what meaning they want to bring to their lives. I believe that we can transform and choose to be who we want to be. I am passionate about enabling people to live a rich, fulfilling and joyous life. I am also an integrative therapist in that I draw from a range of psychotherapeutic theories and techniques, Gestalt therapy and Formative Psychology being my preferred ones.
The warmth, wisdom and commitment I bring to my work is informed and enriched by my experience as a mother and as a partner in a long-term relationship. Having witnessed my children thrive in the context of a loving family, I am a passionate believer in the values of marriage and family.
As a spirited seeker of personal truth and inner beauty, I am passionate about honouring and supporting the artist in each of us.
I have worked and lived in many countries and am now based in North London.
I offer long-term and short-term therapy according to the individual’s needs.
Areas I work with:
- Anger and Rage
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Bereavement and Grief
- Couples counselling & therapy
- Creativity and self-expression (I work with images, painting and photos)
- Faith Issues
- Family Issues
- Parenting and step-parenting
- Relationship Issues
- Self-esteem and Self-worth
- Sexual and/or Physical Abuse in Childhood
- Sexuality issues and Sexual problems
- Stress and Overwhelm
- Work/Life Balance
- Teenagers and Young People Issues (This is the area I have specialised in for the last three years)
Psychotherapy Qualifications and Training:
I took an MA (Hons) in English Literature in my twenties.
I came over to London to continue my PhD thesis in renaissance studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, and worked as a lecturer in the Italian Department.
I became involved in personal development and psychotherapy in 1991.
Since 2004 I have undertaken extensive training in counselling and psychotherapy at Spectrum, the leading North London Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy.
I completed my Oxford Cambridge RSA certificate in Counselling skills in 2008.
I have been a therapist in a voluntary capacity for Off Centre in North London.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by its ethical framework for good practice.
I have been practicing as a Humanistic psychotherapist since 2008.
I remain in ongoing professional training, personal development and supervision at Spectrum and abide by their code of ethics and practice.
Spectrum Training is a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) member organization.
Therapy in Italian and English: I am a bilingual therapist
You can either call or email me. I’m happy to talk on the telephone about any concerns or questions you may have about the process.
I charge £75 per 50 minute session for individuals.
I charge £90 per 60 minute session for couples.
I offer concession fees to the unemployed and to students.