My therapeutic approach is Relational Transactional Analysis, whose principles regard every person with worth, dignity, inner potential for growth and a capacity to change. This approach evolves from psychoanalytic and humanistic theories. It regards the therapeutic relationship as a means to help you achieve changes, and learn new ways to relate to yourself and to others for a more rewarding life experience.
The therapeutic process is collaborative. I will not give you advice nor judgments. I will offer you a safe, trusting and confidential space where together we can explore the difficulties you are experiencing, and work on aspects that are important to you. Counselling and psychotherapy can be helpful not only to work on difficulties, but also to know yourself better and discover new possibilities for your personal fulfilment.
What happens after the first session.
In our initial meeting, you can tell me about your motivations and what you hope to achieve. We will get a sense of how we might work together. Initially, we can meet for 4-5 sessions before making a decision about longer-term work.
I offer long and short-term therapy. I work both in English and in Italian, which is my native language.
Some of the areas I am experienced in working with include:
Loss and bereavement
Covid-19 complex grief
Sexual and physical abuse
Early childhood issues
Work related problems and stress
Feeling stuck in life
Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes and take place at the same day/time each week.
Regular weekly sessions are important for therapy to be effective.
Are you stuck in the same repetitive patterns all over again? Have misunderstandings created insurmountable walls that are now keeping you apart? As a couple counsellor I will help you identify and work through the issues affecting your relationship, by observing your interactions and facilitating open discussion between you and your partner. Sometimes it can be difficult to solve the difficulties between you, and an impartial third party may help.
Couple counselling is usually short term and solution focused, even though it can become longer term depending on what will emerge in the process.
This type of therapy can be helpful by bringing to awareness repeated unhelpful behaviours between you that keep you trapped in unhealthy ways of relating. Usually communication is the key, as well as developing your emotional literacy and straight-talking that can help you find clearer ways of communicating and reconnect in healthier ways.
Sessions are 50 minutes long. Weekly or fortnightly.
Erika Mancini Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
London, Ealing W5, London Bridge SE1