Lisa Lucia Ferrara
Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Welcome. I am a relational integrative therapist. Relational means that I believe in the collaborative power of relationships. Integrative means that I have been trained in Humanistic, Attachment, Contemporary, and Classical Psychoanalytic Modalities. I also incorporate the body, neuroscience, and psychobiological research, while paying attention to any somatic experiences because alongside our brains, our bodies also hold powerful messages. I also work from a trauma-informed perspective. All of this allows me to tailor the therapeutic experience to meet your specific needs.
By its very nature, the therapeutic experience should be safe, confidential, and non-judgemental. But for me, at its heart lies compassion. Because it is this that allows us to truly explore the issues that need exploring, and wounds that may need healing.
Therapy is not about blame, but more about the courage to recognise what has happened and acknowledge any rupture to your sense of self. You may be experiencing that the powerful coping mechanisms you had previously to support you are no longer serving you well. As a result, you may be struggling with relationship patterns, self-esteem, anxiety, stress, or a punishing internal critical voice. I am here to help you work through whatever may be causing you pain, sorrow, or concern.
I have a particular interest and experience of working with all genders on issues around pregnancy – planned and unplanned pregnancy, termination, miscarriages, loss of identity, pre- and post-natal depression, involuntary childlessness, fertility issues, traumatic birth, and still birth.
All of these experiences can lead to a variety of emotions including depression, unprocessed grief, shame, guilt, trauma or anxiety. I am here to offer you a space to lean into whatever you are feeling and support you through your personal process, to help ensure that your experience is not one of feeling silenced or being alone.
I currently have a private practice in Brighton and in London. I also provide counselling services for a pregnancy charity in Central London. My previous roles have included working as a therapist for a renowned dance and music conservatoire and providing befriending services for NHS patients attending an early intervention in psychosis unit. Having worked within the photographic industry for many years, I have lived experience of the unique challenges associated with the creative industries.
I offer an initial consultation session for £60. If we decide to work together, ongoing therapy is from £75 for a 50-minute session.
I also offer a limited number of concessionary sessions for clients with lower incomes.
Please feel free to email if you would like to know more.