About Valeria Bonfiglio
I am a qualified and experienced psychologist working in the psychotherapy field and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPsS).
I offer my services in both English and Spanish.
I work from an Integrative Humanistic Approach which means that I use techniques and knowledge from various backgrounds in order to suit your needs. Humanistic psychotherapy encourages personal development and helps you discover and realise your potential. It enables the creation of a new perspective on your current situation and promotes change.
As a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) I am bound by its Code of Ethics and Conduct and subject to its Complaints Procedure.
I will offer you a supportive, non-judgemental and respectful space to explore your feelings, thoughts and issues in a safe environment and in confidentiality. We will engage in a relationship that will allow you to reflect on your life in a unique manner: you will perceive your own world in your therapist's words and therefore, given an opportunity to observe yourself from another perspective and with prospect to look for change.
You will be accepted and valued as you are. Your weaknesses and strengths are welcome to be discussed and explored as self-discovery, personal growth and acceptance are encouraged to be pursued in psychotherapy.
After the first initial contact and during the first session, we will discuss your needs and what psychotherapy and I have to offer you. We will both assess whether we are suitable to work with each other and decide a time for you.
We will meet for our sessions on a weekly basis and for fifty minutes. Other arrangements can be done if you consider you need something different.
Psychotherapy can be short or long term, according to your personal circumstances and needs, but regardless the type chosen, we will embark together in a journey towards your wellbeing, that will end when you decide is time to do so. Before finishing therapy, it is important to have at least one closing session, as it will help you make sense of the therapeutic process.
My consulting room is located in Walthamstow, East London. It is easily reached from Blackhorse Road Station (Victoria Line) and St. James Street Station (Overground from Liverpool Street Station and Chingford).
I also offer supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists.
2016 - 2016 Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
2012 - 2014 Middlesex University, London, UK.
MSc Forensic Psychology.
2011 - 2012 The British Psychological Society, London, UK.
Supervision Skills. Clinical Supervisor.
2011 - 2013 Women and Girls Network, London, UK.
Advanced Course in Counselling and Supporting Refugee Women:
Honouring Resilience, Restoring Lives.
2003 - 2006 Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Postgraduate Studies in Social Psychology.
1995 - 2002 University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bachelor in Psychology. Honours Degree.