Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist (MBACP), Coach & Holistic Therapist
Hi, my name is Francesca Giustetti.
In the last ten years, I have been gaining a vast range of experience working within primary and secondary care, and charities. I worked as Occupational Therapist Assistant within NHS supporting patients with severe mental health challenges.
Subsequently, I was a Domestic Violence Advocate providing emotional and practical support to victims of domestic violence. Lately, I worked within the NHS as a Health and Wellbeing Coach helping clients achieve meaningful goals that led them to a happier and healthier life.
I am now an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Reiki Practitioner, and Mindfulness & Breathwork Facilitator for 1:1 and groups.
I offer a warm and non-judgmental space where you can feel safe and deeply connect with your vulnerable self.
When this connection is made, it can bring us to a profound self-discovery where the most intimate emotions, thoughts, memories, and wounds can arise and be processed. I believe therapy is a space where you can remove the different ‘masks’ you wear during your day-to-day life and give space to whatever is behind them.
I will support you in exploring your thoughts, beliefs, views, and feelings which will lead to more self-awareness, understanding, and compassion. I truly believe we all have the answers we seek and being in a supported and safe space we will allow them to arise.
In my sessions, I work in a personal-centred way where values such as empathy, non-judgment, and authenticity are at the forefront. Since I am an Integrative, I draw on a range of approaches according to what seems to fit you, your challenge, and your stage of life. I use tools from CBT, Psychodynamic, Coaching, and Mindfulness.
I strongly believe in the power of the mind-body connection, and I use somatic tools which I draw from Mindfulness and Breathwork training (qualified), and Embodied psychotherapy (in training towards qualification). Somatic psychotherapy is about accessing and using information from your body and your nervous system to increase your self-awareness. All emotions and thoughts have a body connection, and in therapy, we learn to discover what that connection is about.
If you prefer a forward-looking approach maybe coaching is what you are looking for. During our session/s, we explore what is meaningful for you at this time of your life and get more clarity on your goal/s and purpose.
We explore and unpack what is holding you back and challenge some of these beliefs that are limiting you. We get to the root of the issue and discover better strategies for moving forwards. Every session we set some action steps until we will get closer and closer to your goal/s.
The path towards your desires might seem overwhelming at the beginning or be full of obstacles but we will work as a team to find the best strategies to overcome those. I will support you to build the future you truly want.
My approach is holistic, therefore I include in the process your body, mind, and energy. I offer energetic healing such as REIKI. Also, Breathwork and Mindfulness can be part of counselling and coaching or taken as individual therapy. See my website for further information.
Therapy can be offered face-to-face and online in English, Italian, and Spanish at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, E8.
FREE 20 min introductory call
COUNSELLING (50 min- online/face-to-face)- £55 (There are a limited number of Reduced-Rate places available for those on lower incomes)
LIFE COACHING (60 min- online/face-to-face)- £70
MINDFULNESS/ BREATHWORK (60 min- online/face-to-face)- £50
REIKI (60 min- face-to-face)- £50
***If you are interested in contacting Francesca Giustetti or need information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***