My name is Francesca, I was born and bread 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.
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 problems 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 times outdoors where you would most find me during my spare time. I am a member of Mountaineering Scotland.
Certifications and affiliations:
Postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Strathclyde University, Glasgow)
Certified Cyber Therapist trained (The Online Therapy Institution)
Associate counsellor with the Wilderness Foundation
Member of Mountaineering Scotland
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Member of Person-Centred Therapy Scotland