Cinzia Altobelli MSc RGN Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision In Shaftesbury, Dorset

Counselling, Psychotherapy, Supervision Online & in Shaftesbury, Dorset ( near Salisbury, close to Somerset and Wiltshire).

Please note : I am unable to take on new clients.

Welcome to my website. I am a UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor and Trainer with additional expertise in families and addiction.

My experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist spans over 20 years of working therapeutically in settings that include the NHS, communities, charities and the private sector in Dorset, London, Somerset and Salisbury, Wiltshire. I have worked with individuals, couples and families with a wide range of moderate to complex problems.

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Some of the issues I work with :

  • Relationships, Communication, Family issues, Parenting
  • Unhelpful Repetitive Patterns of Behaviour
  • Confidence, Self Esteem issues
  • Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement
  • Effects of Addiction & Recovery (current or historic)
  • Chronic ilness, Fertility issues
  • Shame, Anger management, Life changes
  • Stress, Career, Personal development
  • Emotional regulation, Personality disorders, Trauma

  • How I work

    Please note: due to the current situation I only offer online sessions via video call or telephone

    As a Counsellor / Psychotherapist I see the relationship with yourself and others as a 'key' factor. I work with you to get a better understanding of beliefs, feelings , repetitive patterns of behaviour and how your body experiences these.
    This helps us to figure out what may get in the way of realizing your full potential.
    I use different theories and skills to understand and support different issues so that I can provide a more tailored approach and a greater range of options. I like to work creatively and collaboratively and offer short term or long term sessions according to need and personal preference.

    Languages spoken : I am fully bilingual and offer sessions in English and Italian

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    "The work that we did together has made me so strong from the inside out, and although I know there are tough times ahead, I am in the best place I have ever been to date, to deal with this".

    "Cinzia Altobelli is an exceptional psychotherapist. Her expertise guided me through a difficult period and I came to know myself better.
    In particular Cinzia's expertise in understanding family patterns and her knowledge of addiction were ground breaking for me.
    I met many other therapists before finding Cinzia, I worked with her for a year and she is without equal, in my experience."

    "When I first started seeing Cinzia I was going through a really tough period in my life; the stress levels at work was the main reason for my unhappiness, but behind all this was a life-long feeling of low self-esteem and perfectionism, of never being good enough and not ever living up to anyone's expectations. All I wanted was to be like everyone else, blend in, be accepted. The alternative was hiding from the world and running away. Thanks to Cinzia I have over the last 6 months learned to accept myself as the person I am, set myself reasonable goals and give myself credit for reaching them. Cinzia has taught me how to identify negative thoughts, how to break the pattern of negative thoughts and stay focused in difficult situations. I have learned how to be my own coach and friend, and I have learned to take control over my thoughts and most of all how important it is to take care of myself. Thanks to Cinzia I have achieved much more both personally and professionally than I ever thought I would."

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    Availability & Location of work

    The Practice, Shaftesbury, Dorset
    (near Salisbury, Warminster and surrounding areas in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset)

    Psychotherapy, Counselling, Supervision:

    Consultation/Supervision work & Training in London are available to organizations by arrangement

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