Renata Rossi


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Are you looking for a therapist specialised in couple/relationship therapy and individual therapy to help you work through some difficulties?

My clients come to me for help with their stories, which are often full of sadness, shame, guilt, hardship and pain. It might not be easy to talk to a complete stranger about your deepest worries and fears, but by offering an empathic, friendly, supportive and non-judgmental approach I will put you at ease and help you identify and address the issues of your concern.

Whether you are married, living together, separated, divorced or single, counselling can help you deal with your relationship difficulties. Services are fully confidential and private.

My practice is based in Richmond (TW9), which is easily accessible from Kew, North Sheen, Barnes, Kingston and Hounslow.

I initially trained with Relate the UK largest provider of relationship counselling and sex therapy. For the last 12 years I have worked in Relate Richmond and Westminster, GP surgeries and in private practice (the Therapy rooms at London Therapy Foundation Richmond).

I am a qualified Relate counsellor and have been working with couples and individuals on various issues identified as problems in their relationships, such as:

lack of communication


financial difficulties

difficulties forming new relationships

juggling every day duties


dealing with stress

cultural differences


new families & extended families

loss of intimacy

lack of trust,

feeling badly treated by partner

coping with a break up


separation & divorce

domestic violence

sexual abuse in the past

mental health issues and so on.

Beside counselling I do assessments, referrals and domestic violence assessments. I work with different and same sex couples and individuals of both genders and offer open-ended contracts to clients. I also offer Digital Technology counselling (E-mail sessions, Instant Chat & Video Call sessions via Zoom/Skype)

I strongly believe the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client has a central importance in counselling. I will listen to you with genuine warmth and acceptance and without judging. Being friendly, down to earth and flexible, I believe this to be a key to establishing a good relationship with my clients. It is through a good therapeutic relationship that changes occur most naturally and effectively.


BSc (Hons) Psychology (London South Bank University)

Graduate Diploma in Couple Counselling (University of East London)

MSc Therapeutic Counselling (University of Greenwich)

Certificate Digital Technology counselling (E-mail sessions & Video call


I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)


Psychodinamic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Person-Centred Counselling

Family/Systemic Therapy

I use the Integrative approach to facilitate personal change, working with one's thoughts and emotions in the present moment to achieve positive changes. The desired outcomes - a better sense of oneself and deeper, more satisfying relationships - emerge gradually as an interaction between the experience of each session and experiments in real life.


“Being in an intimate relationship can be one of the keenest human joys and one of the greatest sources of pain. Love begins with so much hope: the dream of one day feeling known, accepted to the core; the dream of belonging, of protecting and being safe; the dream of deep passion; the dream of lasting bond. But hope collides with the realities of love: needs do not fit, anger divides, judgments erode the once easy acceptance, loneliness fills parallel but distant lives.” McKay et al. (1994)

Very often, the demands of modern living do not leave much time for maintaining a supportive and loving relationship. 
Counselling sessions will help you identify and work through your relationship difficulties to find more satisfying ways to relate to each other. You will gain some communication skills, which will empower you to manage your arguments and reach out to one another across the problems.

In couple counselling you will, for example:

• Learn the communication skills: listening, expressing feelings and scripting needs, negotiating, problem solving, coping with anger, time out and so on.

• Learn “the rules for rows”

• Develop a better understanding of each other’s “wrong buttons” you press.

• Discover your personality type and that of your partner so you can understand and make use of the differences

• You might be single and tired of going from one relationship to another. Very often I hear from my clients: “Why do I always go for the same type of men/women?” I can help you identify the underlying issues and explore the reasons for choosing a certain “type”


“Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing. “ - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

People come to counselling for many reasons, at times of crisis or near-crisis, or in moments of feeling stuck. Whether it is an overwhelming sense of life being impossible or a smaller, specific problem, it can be helpful to have objective input from a neutral party, someone out of your immediate circle.

Individual counselling can supply necessary guidance and direction in order to make your life easier and more fulfilling.


Domestic violence and abuse are common among couples from all backgrounds, classes, cultures and orientations. From my experience I know that in case of ongoing physical violence, working with both partners together may not be safe, therefore I would help couples in this situation to get individual support either from myself or other agencies.

Where couples are prepared to commit to a non-violence agreement for the duration of therapy, I can in many cases work with both partners together.

Confidentiality and Legal Issues

I offer private and confidential help to my clients.

Everything discussed during the counselling session is strictly confidential. I will not normally share any information from or about you with a third party, unless I have reason to believe that someone, especially a child is at risk of serious harm. In the cases where disclosure to a third party is necessary, you would be informed about it.

At all times I am guided by supervision, the BACP ethical guidelines and my legal obligations.

I am committed to Continuous Professional Development to keep up to date with new developments in the field.

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Name: Renata Rossi



Mobile: 07538 375148

Skype: rossionskype



Richmond TW9 4QR


Main Practice

London Therapy Foundation
40 Lambert Avenue, Richmond TW9 4QR


Therapies Offered

Family/Systemic Therapy, Integrative

What I can help with: Abuse, Affairs and Betrayals, Bereavement, Bullying, Couples Counselling, Depression, Generalised Anxiety, Low Self-Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Relationship Issues, Separation and Divorce, Sexual Issues, Sexuality, Stress, Termination/Abortion/Miscarriage, Trauma, Work Related Issues

Clients I work with: One to one, Couples


Availability and Cost

Availability: Weekday Daytimes, Weekday Evenings, Weekends

Price per session: £65

Length per session: 50 minutes

Number of sessions: Open ended contract

Languages spoken: English



BSc Psychology (Hons) - London South Bank University
Graduate Dip. in Couple Counselling - University of East London
MSc Therapeutic Counselling - The University of Greenwich
Certificate Digital Technology Counselling (E-mail, Instant Chat & Video Call Counselling)


Other Professional Membership(s)



Other Information

Insurance Company: PPS

Insurance cover £ limit: £5,000,000

Currently insured till date: 30th June 2019