Enrica Balestra MSc, MPhil is an integrative psychotherapist who trained at the Metanoia Institute. She is a member of the BACP, a clinical supervisor and is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). She has over 14 years’ experience in private practice, employee assistance programmes, education and the voluntary sector. Alongside her private practice, she held the post of counsellor/coordinator in a Further Education College for many years. Originally from an academic background in comparative literature, Enrica draws from the humanistic and the psychodynamic tradition to help clients explore and move beyond their sometimes limiting and painful life stories. Enrica is Italian, fluent in English and conversant in French. She has a special interest in trauma, narrative and the arts as well as in the way in which cultural norms and social expectations affect our sense of self and wellbeing. She has specialist training in Somatic Trauma Therapy, CBT and has extensive experience working with young adults.