I believe past and present relationships, as well as important 'absent' relationships can shape the core of our existence and emotional experience. My therapeutic approach is Relational Transactional Analysis. This means that I work in a collaborative way within the space of the therapeutic relationship to develop understanding of your experience and ways of relating to yourself and to others. This can help identify and make meaning of patterns of behaviour, feelings and beliefs that might have been helpful in the past but that might prevent you from developing more rewarding life experiences in the present.
I suppose unaddressed experiences of hurt and misattunement from childhood can lead to us repeating the same defeating patterns in adult life which in turn can prevent us from living our life fully and in a more gratifying way. I offer counselling and psychotherapy not only to work on difficulties and towards making changes but also to explore new possibilities for your personal achievement and self actualisation.
My name is Erika Mancini. I am a Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist (UKCP, MSc, CTA, PG Dip. Psych) and EMDR Therapist. I work with individuals and couples with a particular focus on experience of trauma, anxiety, early childhood issues and relationships. My private practice is based in Ealing (W5), West London, and in London Bridge (SE1), Central London. I also offer online sessions on Zoom.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.