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Sessions in English & Italian
Foundation degree in Counselling (Humanistic)
Certificate in Experiential, Person-centred Counselling for Depression
Mindfulness trainer certificate
Certificate in Mindful Therapies
Accredited member of the BACP
About Letizia

Hello, I am Letizia, an Italian citizen who has lived happily in the Northeast of England for nearly two decades. Since 2014, I have delivered almost 3,000 therapy sessions, both face to face and remotely and mostly in my capacity as NHS counsellor.

I was prompted to train as a therapist when I became acutely aware, through my own work experiences, of the need for greater emotional support to withstand the pressures of stressful work environments. This became even more apparent when, after a 26-year-long career in education,  I was invited by Durham University to teach one of the modules of the MA I had successfully completed.

I have been educated in two different languages, and worked and experienced life’s challenges in two different cultural environments: this accounts for my passionate interest about cultural diversity and emotional exploration in a non-native language.                                                                                                                             

As a complement to my teaching and counselling skills, I am a mindfulness practitioner and  qualified yoga teacher. This holistic blend of talents gives me a unique way of practising as a therapist combining a highly attuned sensitivity and a gentle presence, which ensure a safe and comforting therapeutic environment where emotional discomfort can be heard, held and healed. 

When I am not working, I can be found on a yoga or meditation mat, on retreat or volunteering in a meditation centre, swimming in the North Sea, cycling and exploring the beauty of nature. 

Benefits of Working with Letizia

My work -both as a counsellor and as a mindfulness tutor- can be described as a journey from war to warmth: I will help you take care of inner conflicts and tensions, gain an understanding of how they reflect on your interactions with the environment around you, and accompany you in your journey towards the rediscovery of the heart-warming power of inner peace and emotional balance. 


I am interested in hearing your story and will offer a safe, non-judgemental space where you will have the possibility to be listened and held throughout your journey of self-discovery.  


I have designed the mindfulness courses I offer  with two primary objectives in mind: 

  1. To alleviate symptoms of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. 
  1. To prevent a recurrence of symptoms that could cause emotional distress. 


Additionally, I provide personalised mindfulness interventions tailored to assist individuals with anger management and to improve dynamics within family relationships. 


I have worked with a wide variety of clients, including academics, carers, police officers, medical doctors, refugees, asylum seekers and ethnic minorities, students, and survivors of abuse. I have extensive experience of working with people presenting with a broad spectrum of human experiences and issues, which include bereavement, cultural diversity, depression, discrimination and inequality, gender identity and sexual orientation, self-harm and suicidal ideation, relationship and family issues, trauma, and work-related stress.  


    Letizia offers help with:

    • Cultural and sexual identity 
    • Depression 
    • Diversity and inclusion 
    • Loss and bereavement 
    • Low self-esteem 
    • Past abuse 
    • Relationship dynamics 
    • Self harm 
    • Work-related stress 


    • Person-centred counselling 
    • Counselling for education professionals 
    • Couples counselling 
    • Mindfulness-based counselling 
    • Meditation 
    • Mindfulness for emotional well-being 
    • Mindfulness classes and workshops 

    Letizia works with:

    • adults
    • older adults
    • couples
    • groups


    • One-to-one counselling £50.00
    • One-to-one mindfulness for anger management and family relationship issues £ 50.00
    • Couples Counselling £75.00
    • Mindfulness/meditation classes and courses: prices on application

    A really enjoyable course, facilitated by a gentle person whose love of the practices shone through. Letizia ensured that one had a good understanding of the content covered, a balance between practice-theory-discussion. The personal sharing by Letizia helped to make the link between the teachings and their application/relevance to one’s personal circumstances.

    (mindfulness course participant)

    Letizia demonstrates a high level of self-awareness and this is evident in her counselling practice.
    She takes ethical practice seriously and demonstrates careful consideration regarding ethical issues. She has a caring attitude towards others. She embodies the person-centred qualities of empathy, congruence and acceptance in her relationships with her clients

    (Counselling supervisor).

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