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Counselling &

There are times when we may struggle to cope or sense our life is stuck and feel powerless to change it.

Taking the first steps towards finding the support and help you need is a courageous and important act, so please know that whatever issues bring you here, you will be heard.

Counselling can help you to explore your inner world, make significant changes to your life and find your true self…

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”

Sigmund Freud

About Me

My name is Federica. I offer a safe and confidential  environment where, by way of open, non-judgemental exploration, one’s trueself can be found. I believe that it is by working together and developing a trusting relationship that change becomes possible.

Being heard can help make sense of, and bring meaning to, the thoughts and feelings you may be experiencing as troubling or confusing. The process of therapy can reduce distress, whilst increasing self-awareness, thereby creating potential for lasting change in your life.



The way I work is based on a Psychodynamic approach to Psychotherapy. It addresses the specific symptoms and difficulties that bring people into therapy whilst also encouraging increased self-awareness and understanding of their origins.

This can help gain control over unconscious, unhelpful patterns of behaviour in our present and live a fuller, truer life.


I offer once weekly 50-minute sessions in my own therapy room in Basingstoke town centre to individuals aged 18 and over. The work is open ended which means it is not a pre-determined set of sessions, but that the ending will be discussed together. I can also provide online sessions via Zoom during the ongoing pandemic.

I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation via telephone or Zoom, in which we will discuss your needs and think about what would best suit you.

My fee per session is £50, payable by BACs or contactless.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and adhere to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Federica Griffo MBACP
BACP Registered Member: 388918


Find Us & Contact

True Self
5, Worting Road
RG21 8TL

We are only a 3-minute walk from Sarum Hill Car Park, and a 10-minute walk from Festival Place Shopping Centre.

Please do get in touch with me if you would like to arrange a free 30-minute phone or online consulation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mobile: 07733 366704

True self is…”a sense of self, based on spontaneous authentic experience and a feeling of being alive, having a real self.”

D.W. Winnicott