Hi, I'm Candy, a qualified integrative counsellor based in London.
I am very interested in difference and diversity. The needs and goals of each of my clients are important to me, and therefore, I offer a unique and tailored counselling service.
I integrate diversity, equality, and inclusion in my clinical work by creating a calm and non-judgmental environment where you are guided to explore freely. I will listen to you and help you have insight into your thoughts and feelings. I will support you with your needs, enabling you to make positive decisions about your life.
Before embarking on a career in counselling, I worked in the fashion industry in Milan as both a designer and lecturer/tutor and later ran my own retail business. I understand what it feels like to be under pressure in an intensively demanding and challenging environment and how that can affect your self-esteem and self-confidence; it can create anxiety and depression, the experience of isolation, loneliness, and stress.
I love to help people feel good, confident about themselves and voice themselves. I am driven to help my clients find their lost passion and motivation by supporting them in exploring themselves.
I believe that changing your perspective often enables a passion for life to return and, with it goals accomplished, and aspirations realised.
The integrative approach (a combination of Person-Centred and Psychodynamic theories) I employ puts the client at the centre of the therapy. The client is encouraged and gently guided to express their experiences in their own time and in their own way, leading to inner discovery.
Emphasis is placed on giving time to reflect upon different aspects of the issues raised and identified through the exploration of the past and, importantly, the connection between the past and the present.
I address: Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Communication Issues, Creativity, Cultural Identity, Depression, Identity, Isolation & Loneliness, Personal Development, Personal Growth, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem and Suicidal Thoughts.
I offer Integrative Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Brief Therapy.
I offer online counselling only through Zoom, Skype and Telehealth platforms.
As well as working with private adult clients, I also work with adolescents aged 13 - 18. I collaborate with ALRA's (Academy of Live & Recorded Arts) students and staff. I have experience working with patients at a General Practice surgery for the NHS counselling service.
Level 4 - Certificate in Counselling Children
Level 4 - Diploma on Therapeutic Counselling
BA in Fashion and Textile Design
I have been seeing Candy since November 2019 and it has completely changed my life. From the first session I had with Candy she made me feel comfortable and at ease with talking about anything I needed to talk about and helping me in such a kind and caring way.
After years working with different therapists, I finally feel like I’m moving forward with my life. Candy’s compassion and ability to resonate and identify with my experience has enabled me to open up and gain awareness in ways I didn’t know were possible. She’s helped me begin to accept myself, live by my values and connect with life in the present.
Candy makes you feel seen and heard. Her counselling has really helped me think deeply about previously undressed traumas, and transmuting all the anger, frustration and stagnation that comes with it into something that can change your life for the better.
Candy has literally changed my life, with a couple of months during our weekly sessions she was able to give me the keys to unlock the tools I needed to live my life better. It was the start of a beautiful and deeper work within myself. I wouldn’t be where I’m at today in my personal life, but also my professional career without her work. The positive impact of my therapy sessions with Candy has been seen in so many different aspects of my life. It’s a blessing that I found someone that is so calm, sincere, open and understanding as a therapist, I’ve never felt more comfortable to be at my most vulnerable point. I can’t thank her enough for pushing the clouds away, the sun feels warmer today!
Candy is a great counsellor. Apart from helping me by listening, she seeks to get me to understand and recognise areas I can work on. She always gives me concrete steps to take to help me to feel better and to solve problems. She is thoughtful and reflective, very professional and at the same time a great comfort, easy to talk to and personally approachable. I have felt much better since we started working together and I no longer think my problems are intractable.
A single session aimed to help you examine a problem.
Help you get unstuck. Give you an alternative way to things.
You take away something meaningful that you can apply to your life.
A 50-minute weekly session to work on your chosen issues, create a work plan and set goals. Support you in becoming autonomous in your decision making and prioritising. I strive to engender a respectful and positive environment for the clients to feel at ease to explore their experiences through reflection and active encouragement.