Luca Pozzi

About

Luca Pozzi is a CBT Therapist and Chartered member of the BPS. Working in Central and West London. Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Sexual and Relationship difficulties.

Studio Address

23 Austin Friars, London, Bank, London, EC2N 2QP,

Second Studio Address

200 City Road, London, EC1V 2PH, +447426823227

Specialties

  • Anxiety, phobias and panic attacks
  • Depression, grief
  • Obsessions OCD
  • Sexual problems, sexual identity and LGBT
  • Sleep problems
  • Food problems, anorexia, bulimia
  • Addictions (alcohol, substances, gambling etc.)
  • Problems of personality and self-esteem
  • Problems of anger and impulsiveness

Skills

Long and short therapy for Anxiety, Depression, sexual difficulties and Eating Disorders.

Articles by Luca Pozzi

dorotea

Hi Dorotea, thank you for your time! We are really excited to get to know you better! 

 

Could you describe yourself as a therapist?

DoroteaI think of myself as an open individual,  I am reflective in my practice. I understand that all of us have our way of looking at the world and this is something I hold very valuable in the therapeutic work. I give a lot of importance to the relationship that is developed between myself and the individual I work with.

 

Come ti descriveresti come terapeuta?

Dorotea: Penso di essere una persona molto aperta e tollerante, di conseguenza la mia pratica, ed io come terapeuta sono riflessiva. Con questo vorrei indicare che rifletto su come sono percepita nella relazione con altro. Questo vuol dire anche che rispetto il fatto che ognuno di noi ha i propri modi di vedere e interagire con il mondo, e anche questa e la componente molto importante nel lavoro terapeutico. 

 

What do you appreciate in your psychotherapy approach?

Dorotea: My approach to psychotherapy is relational integrative. This relational part  derives from the strand of relational psychoanalysis, where the central role in personal development and growth has the relationship. I am training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, which sounds far more complicated than it effectively is. what we t. analysts do is, analyse interactions between two individuals, understanding the patterns of relating, inherited in early relationships. What I appreciate the most is the ability to use the relationship and myself as a therapist, in promoting personal change, in the here and now. 

 Cosa apprezzi nel tuo approccio alla psicoterapia?

Dorotea: Mio approccio e relazionale e integrativo. La scuola relazionale ebbe le radici nella formazione della psicoanalisi relazionale, che ritiene e assegna la parte centrale di lavoro terapeutico, proprio al rapporto fra l'analista e l'analisante. L'altra parte del mio approccio e analisi transazionale, che sembra molto più complesso, di quello che è in realtà. Si tratta delle analisi di interazioni fra gli esseri umani, e individuando quali comportamenti, oppure modi di interagire l'individuo ha ereditato dai genitori, e che forse non sono più funzionali nei rapporti fra i adulti. La parte del lavoro terapeutico che io apprezzo molto, e la possibilità di utilizzare il rapporto terapeutico per effettuare il cambiamento al livello interpersonale e anche intrapersonale. Il rapporto come veicolo del cambiamento più profondo. 

What does "wellbeing" mean to you?

Dorotea:  It means that you have a good, functional relationship with yourself, having an understanding and care towards yourself. 

 

Cosa significa benessere per te?

Dorotea: per me, benessere significa avere un rapporto bello, funzionale con se stesso. Vuol dire, che riesci a prendere cura  e avere un livello buono della conoscenza di se stesso.

What are your thoughts on stigma towards mental health?

Dorotea: Stigma, similarly as notions of Dogma, are to some extend always present in what we imagine to be a civilised, or cultured society. This is because we need to have a system of beliefs (whichever might be predominantly accepted), which organises our existence and co-existence. Mental health has been stigmatised and removed from the social realm for centuries and it will take a lot more than mental health campaigns, to erase this from the collective unconscious. I believe that bringing this into awareness, every day in our counselling rooms, our relationships, is every practitioners duty as a political agent in service of mental  health and wellbeing. 

What metaphor would you use to describe the concept of the a therapeutic process?

DoroteaTwo children playing hide and seek, gradually learning new ways of playing. 

 What book and movie about psychology would you recommend?

Dorotea: Book, difficult almost impossible question to answer. Movie...I will say always "The Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind". 

Please, recommend a place where to “find yourself again”?

Dorotea: I am a bit worried about today's mantra of self-exploration and soul searching. I think Buddhist Monks would be very puzzled by our drives. If you have a sense of being lost, I would suggest to look inside yourself, finding what has changed and why have you lost the connection to yourself. Loosing oneself in my experience is always in some way a reflection of change in one's system of values. See if you have compromised too much in your relationship, or started a new job that is morally/ethically questionable. Perhaps, you forgot what made you really happy, or content. To find yourself, the only place to look for you is in yourself.

A good psychology quote?

Dorotea

If you don't go out in the woods, nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

If you want to contact Dorotea to have more information about her therapy or to book an appointment, please click here and consult her profile.  

orsi

Hi Stefania, it'a a real pleasure to interview you today and getting to know more about yourself and your approach!

 

 

 

Could you describe yourself as a therapist?

Stefania:  My main goal is to help people to achieve a better quality of life by helping them to develop awareness and responsibility on their needs and desires. I consider therapy as a creative process between the client and the therapist that starts from a stuck point in life due to a symptom, a feeling of loss, a fear or a transition from one life stage into the next one. For me therapy is not about “to cure something wrong inside us” but an opportunity to transform our dysfunctional way to live. I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist HCPC and BACP Registered. I work both in the NHS and in private practice using an Existential-Gestalt approach. I offer a safe and non judgmental environment where, me and my clients, work together to achieve a better quality of life.

What do you appreciate in your psychotherapy approach? 

Stefania:  Gestalt approach is a very direct way to work with people and it aim to offer to clients a new perspective on things. The therapy are an opportunity for client to experience something different from their automatic behaviours. Gestalt therapy aim to develop awareness in order to create a space between feelings and actions that can help to elaborate a more functional response.

 

What does "wellbeing" mean to you?

Stefania:  Wellbeing is a very personal concept. What it means wellbeing for me is not what it is for another person. In my work I don’t like to impose what wellbeing means for me but I always explore what wellbeing means for each person that is in from of me and I work with them in other to achieve what they want from their life in order to be satisfied and create a better quality of life.

 

What are your thoughts on stigma towards mental health?

Stefania: From my personal point of view I respect everyone’s point of view. I deeply believe in psychotherapy and the fact that it can really improve the quality of life of people but, if someone doesn’t think the same, I respect it.

 

What metaphor would you use to describe the concept of the a therapeutic process?

Stefania: I have a clear image of the therapeutic process: The client is walking in front of me on a path and I am following him on the path. I am the one that is holding a lantern to light up the dangers and all the interesting things we may find. I am behind, I am a follower, the client is the one that decide where to go. My function is to light up.

 

Please, recommend a place where to “find yourself again”?

Stefania: In every form of art and meditation, wherever makes sense for you… there, outside any logic, is yourself.

A good psychology quote?

Stefania

I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, And you are not in this
world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful.
If not, it can't be helped.
(Fritz Perls, 1969)

Do you know any jokes about psychologists?

StefaniaWe are the most trouble…

Stefania has also shared with us her path to become a therapist:

• Ongoing: Family constellation training.
• Dec 2018: Master in Gestalt Body Work.
• Jan 2014: HCPC registered (rer.no. PYL30490).
• Nov 2013: MBACP (reg.no. 741048).
•March 2012: Member of Italian Psychologist Register (reg.no.6388).
• Dec 2015: Higher Diploma in Psychotherapy (4 years), I.G.F. Florence, Italy.
•March 2014: Childcare level 2 course (one year), Smart Training -London-
• July 2010: MSc Experimental Psychology. University of Florence, Italy.
Obtained 110/110.
• 2016: BSc Psychological Sciences and Techniques for Clinical and Community
Psychology. University of Florence, Italy.

If you want to contact Stefania to have more information about her therapy or to book an appointment, please click here and consult her profile.  

 

CBT.courses.uk is a new project that aims to spread knowledge and awareness about Mental Health and research-based therapy as CBT.
Our mission is to empower with education, freedom from stress and real tools to tackle everyday mental health difficulties.

Are you burnt out? Find out how to recognise the early symptoms of this syndrome and how to change your behaviour to achieve a better life!

Fight anxiety and vicious thoughts with this simple and effective exercise!

Take a break and focus on your coffee. This will help you to re-organise your thoughts and focus on yourself.

Let Nishita guide you in this simple and effective exercise to reduce the intensity of negative emotions and to fight anxiety.

Luca shows you how to relax your eyes when you spend a long time in front of you PC. 

Understanding depression is the first step to fight it. Nishita will explain to us how it works and how to reverse the vicious circle.

 

Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the regular vibratory frequencies for out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul.

The sounds generated by Tibetan Bowls are an energy medicine that helps to heal from stress, pain and depression. Their unique tones create the ideal state for deep meditation, creative thinking and intuitive messages.

Keep the bowl on a flat surface or in your palm, and let it sit on the pillow. It steadies the bowl without dampening the sound. To make the bowl sing, use the striker. Hold your striker loosely in the same way you would a pencil, and give each end a try.

There are two ways you can perform. First, you can strike the outer upper rim and let the bowl ring out. This is particularly beneficial when used for meditation and mindfulness exercises.

You can also make your bowl really sing. When you strike the bowl, don’t pull the striker away abruptly. Instead, rub it steadily along the outer rim in one smooth motion.

The speed and amount of pressure you use will influence the song you and your bowl create together. Because of the healing frequencies, you can easily find yourself getting mindful as you continue to play.

Using this bowl can be extremely beneficial to meditate or to reach a deeper focus. rOu team uses it during the sessions to enhance the power of mindful exercises.

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The book by Melanie Fennell has an exciting structure, and it is chronologically divided into accessible chapters. It begins with a section dedicated to understanding what self-esteem is, moving to learn how self-esteem works and finally guiding the reader on to a step-by-step process of managing and preventing negative thoughts.
Infographics and diagrams clarify complex concepts, while fiction characters help to analyse self-esteem problems with an external and non-emotional perspective.

 

This is a companion book, to read calmly, piece by piece when you want to dedicate for some time to yourself. It includes extremely helpful exercises and suggestions, like keeping a positives notebook and maintaining track of self-critical thoughts.

Our team highly recommend it.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Workbook for Anxiety. A 7-Step Program to Overcome Your Fear, Panic, Anxiety, and Worry

Have you ever tried to get out from underneath your anxiety in the past? Have you found yourself drowning in the feelings of anxiety, and no matter how hard you try to fight it, you never seem to break free? Are you looking for a way to get out of anxiety’s grasp for good that does not involve a therapist?

 

If so, Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety: A 7-Step Program to Overcome your Fear, Panic, Anxiety, and Worry, is here for you.

Within the pages of this comprehensive workbook, you will find key details of cognitive behavioral therapy, a therapy that has gained a large following in recent years and is touted as producing long-lasting, effective results. CBT aims to teach people the keys to literally rewiring their minds in hopes of using the process to alleviate symptoms of anxiety. Through the process of CBT, you will be taught the skills to manage your anxiety so that you can live without it controlling your life, once and for all.  The way CBT manages to do this is through recognizing that our thoughts influence our feelings, which influence our actions, which, in turn, affect our thoughts. This cycle continues endlessly, and by disrupting one facet of this cycle, you are able to change the rest of it effortlessly.

We warmly recommend this workbook.

Click here to buy it. 

CBT.courses.uk is a new organisation that aims to spread knowledge and awareness about Mental Health and research-based therapy as CBT.
Our mission is to empower with education, freedom from stress and real tools to tackle everyday mental health difficulties.

In this section, you can watch useful videos that will introduce important topics and give tips to fight anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.

 

Are you burnt out? Find out how to recognise the early symptoms of this syndrome and how to change your behaviour to achieve a better life!

Fight anxiety and vicious thoughts with this simple and effective exercise!

QUICK OVERVIEW A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques Melanie Fennell’s Overcoming Low Self-Esteem is a classic of self-help literature, winning acclaim for its practical and user-friendly approach and now recommended on the National Health Service’s self-help scheme known as Books on Prescription. This book will aid readers to understand their condition and with this…

A psychological re-reading of Giuseppe Tornatore’s movie “The Star Maker” (“L’uomo delle stelle”) shows how it reflects intra-psychic, interpersonal and cultural synchronous dimensions and how it can be an immediate and archetypal key into our contemporary culture, one which is intensely self-absorbed. The movie tells the story of the merchant of dreams, Joe Morelli, manager…

Simply take a moment and breath, everything is not going as you are expecting, ” shit happens” and you might feel your heart beating faster than usual and your mind foggy. Your face might blushing or a deep sense of frustrations taking over. “how did I made this mistake?” ” how could I have been…

How to stop verbal Bullying Bullies come in different kinds. The verbal bully uses words as weapons against you. The direct verbal bully says insulting things to your face. The indirect verbal bully says insulting things about you within your hearing or behind your back. This article explains how to defend against a verbal bully….

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A practical approach to defeat insomnia and sleeping problems: This practical list of simple rules and healthy skills will help you change your poor sleep. It is not easy and you will need to put your effort in it. We ensure it is well worth and you will see the results as soon as two…

How do antidepressants work?  Antidepressants are medication specifically designed to correct and restore balance of important chemicals (the neurotransmitters) in the brain that have a deep effect on mood and level of energy of an individual. Are Antidepressant addictive? NO, absolutely Not. They also Not provide any High or sort of alteration to the cognitive…

Psicologilondra’s tests: 15 questions to help you find out if there is a problem.  This test does not have any diagnostic value and thus cannot be used instead of the opinion of an expert. Read the questions carefully and answer sincerely. This questionnaire is intended to be filled in by the parents or guardians of…

Q: Why did you decide to go to therapy? A: “Because there are things in my life I want to change and I did not find the strength in myself to do it” Q: What issues were/are you struggling with? A: “Lack of assertiveness, Inability to stay on my own, Depression” Q: What type of…

WELCOME TO THE NETWORK OF ITALIAN PSYCHOLOGISTS IN LONDON AND  UK: PSICOLOGIALONDRA.COM! We are a group of Italian psychologists and researchers in Psychology who are living, working and training in London. We are creating this website to offer the Italian community in London and UK concrete and practical support in all aspects of Mental Health….

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lost without Luca's help

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Luca Has been very helpful.L. helped me to cope with my life crisis. I won't know what would happen to me without him and his support. Going through many difficult changes in life he helped me with my anxiety, depressive feelings and go back to myself

come superare un brutto momento

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Grazie all'aiuto di Luca, ho superato un momento davvero difficile, dove mi sentivo molto depresso e ansioso a causa dei tanti problemi sul lavoro. Mi ha aiutato a ritrovare motivazioni e fiducia in me stesso.

Very Professional

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Luca helped me through my eating disorder difficulties; I went to a position where I have lost faith in myself to a new dimension. I regained my self-confidence and eating is no longer an anxious provoking moment in my everyday life. I really recommend his service, It is also useful that if you make him a referral you have a free session in return.

Kind and professional

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Couldn't recommend Luca more. Very helpful first sessions, he easily created an environment of trust, where you feel at ease to talk about everything. It was exactly what I was looking for.

Five Stars!

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After over a decade of unsuccessful therapists/councillors etc, I had almost given up on the possibility of finding a therapist that would work for me. This was until I was lucky enough to of been referred to Luca Pozzi. In the time that we have been meeting we have, and continue to work on issues I struggle with including depression, anxiety and low self esteem and Luca has created a safe and professional environment for me to work them through. Luca has given me the confidence and support to confront personal issues I have not had the courage to face before as well as given me the strength to make positive changes in my life. Luca is an excellent therapist and I would confidently recommend him to any person seeking help.

Five Stars!

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After over a decade of unsuccessful therapists/councillors etc, I had almost given up on the possibility of finding a therapist that would work for me. This was until I was lucky enough to of been referred to Luca Pozzi. In the time that we have been meeting we have, and continue to work on issues I struggle with including depression, anxiety and low self esteem and Luca has created a safe and professional environment for me to work them through. Luca has given me the confidence and support to confront personal issues I have not had the courage to face before as well as given me the strength to make positive changes in my life. Luca is an excellent therapist and I would confidently recommend him to any person seeking help.

Highly recommend Luca

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Luca has helped me through a traumatic event which left me struggling with anxiety and cooing with normal daily activities. I am now much better and Luca continues to support me through. I am very grateful to him for genuinely caring when I had lost all hope in recovering. Thank You

Professionalità e umanità

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Il Dott. Luca ha mostrato dal primo momento una grande umanità, fornendomi il supporto necessario, unitamente ad un approccio meticoloso e di grande professionalità. Grazie davvero

Highly recommended

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Having previously worked with other therapist I could compare my experience with others. I have found Luca friendly but professional, very approachable and felt immediately at ease. It assisted me in dealing with long standing issues and provided me with the tools to build up again my self esteem and deal with my anxieties. it is of course a long road ahead and work in progress but I feel confident that his support has enable me to make changes. Luca also asks for feedback on each sessions to ensure he meets client expectations and in order to plan together future sessions. I would highly recommend Luca and would use him again in the future

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