I am an Integrative counsellor which means I work in a variety of different ways. No two people are going to be the same, and in fact, we all harbour different parts within our own selves which is why I work in a way that suits the person I'm with. Some examples of the ways I work are; person centred, humanistic, existential, psychodynamic and solution focused. When I work with someone, I always respect and listen to what that person wants and needs from the therapeutic relationship. I work in a way that considers the connections between past experiences to present life events in order to help the person I'm with gain control and clarity in their lives, but only at a pace that suits them, and with consideration of what their goals actually are.
I have 4 years experience in my private practice in the Bristol area where I see a variety of clients. I have a lot of experience working with trauma, dissociation, abuse, depression, stress, anxiety and relational issues. I am also gaining a lot of recent experience with autism and ADHD.
I have worked with all ages, a lot of young people in schools and universities, but also adults of all ages.
I believe the healing process is different for everybody, and there is no right or wrong way of doing things, just the way that suits you the most.
I look forward to meeting you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #377773
Chiara gives you space to process and speak. She is calm and considerate, and I always come away from a session with practical advice that is easy to implement in the situation. It was my first time in therapy and a comforting experience.
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Chiara for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Chiara has been an excellent listener and support during a hard time dealing with life. She is never judging and asks very relevant questions, to further understand oneself
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Chiara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
Really attentive to your concerns and needs even when you don’t understand them yourself. She helped me understand why I felt I act or feel a certain way which is very validating and reassuring.
Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Chiara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Chiara is a great listener and really allows me to express my feelings freely! After just a couple of sessions I feel a weight being lifted and am starting to get a better understanding of myself.
Written on Jun 30, 2023 after therapy with Chiara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
I’ve only had a few sessions with Chiara so far, but it’s been nice to have someone who listens and is a supportive and calming presence to help me navigate my own thoughts and feelings. I was anxious to start this process, but after only a few sessions, I feel incredibly grateful for Chiara and the support received!
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Chiara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She’s amazing! So understanding. I’ve been through many services and therapists and never before have I learnt something new until meeting Chiara!
Written on Jun 16, 2023 after therapy with Chiara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd