Counsellor & Psychotherapist
My name is Giorgia Bertoni and I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working at HQ Therapy in Hackney, London E8.
Coming to therapy can be a very important step on your path towards self-awareness and healing. We all carry with us emotional and psychological wounds that impact how we see ourselves, how we relate to others and how we live our lives. Limiting self-beliefs, a difficult past, painful memories, secrets and traumas all stop us from being at peace with ourselves and living rich, fulfilling lives.
In order to grow and to heal, we must first become conscious of who we are, what’s hurting us and what is holding us back – and therapy can enable you to do that.
I can provide a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental space where together we can explore and make sense of the issues you’re struggling with. I invite you to bring the whole of yourself, all of the feelings, thoughts, and parts of your personality that yearn to be expressed. In the safety of the therapeutic space you can be seen and understood, and together we can discover and create ways of coping, healing and thriving.
I have experience working with a variety of issues, such as:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- OCD (obsessive and compulsive thoughts and behaviours)
- Body image
- Sex and intimacy issues
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
- Childhood issues
- Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Lack of self-esteem and self-confidence
Training and approach
I hold a graduate diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy. My training is centered on the Psychodynamic model, which focuses on the impact of unconscious dynamics and early experiences in shaping the individual’s psyche. I also draw influences from a variety of other approaches, using them to inform our work together so that it fits your needs and goals.
I work with a GRSD affirmative stance, which means I’m sex-positive, LGBTQ+ allied, poly/non-monogamous aware, BDSM/Kink conscious and sex worker positive.
Get in touch
Contact me via email to arrange an initial consultation. In this first session we will discuss your reasons for coming to therapy as well as your goals, hopes and expectations around the therapeutic process. If you then decide that you’d like to start working together, we will arrange a date and time for our weekly sessions. I work mostly on a long-term, open-ended basis but we can also meet on a short term basis.
I charge £60 for an initial consultation. Sessions are between £50 and £70 based on affordability.