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Meet me

My name is Francesca, I was born and bred in Italy till my late teens, when I started travelling and living in different countries in Europe and overseas, before settling in Scotland in 2012. I have experienced first-hand the search for a sense of belonging and home elsewhere than my country of origin and feeling in between two places.

My experience of working in the third sector led me to support people from any walk of life, coming from different backgrounds, experiences and geographies. This has included people who struggle with substance and alcohol use and mental health issues. Some were displaced, trafficked, homeless or involved in the criminal justice system.

Prior to training as a counsellor, I undertook a degree in International Relationships and a Master in Peace Studies (Italy), which informs my understanding of oppression and power dynamics when working as a counsellor.

I am an outdoor enthusiast and I find relief in spending time outdoors where you would mostly find me during my spare time. I am a member of Mountaineering Scotland.