Gian Montagna

Contact Details

Address:
19 Nassau St, London, London, W1W 7AF
Email:
Phone:
Mobile:
07764 308525
Website (1):
Website (2):

Location

Directions:
Nearest tube station Oxford Circus. I also see clients at London Bridge (SE1 2TH)

Fees & Charges

£60 standard fee for individuals for a 50 minutes session
Reduced fee available to students and daytime sessions (before 5pm).

£90 standard fee to couples for a 50 minutes session

Access:

Car parking available, Online/Internet Counselling, Skype Video Counselling, Telephone Counselling.

My clients

Gender & Sexual Minorities Experienced:
Androgyne
Asexual
Bisexual
Celibate
Cross Dresser/Transvestite
Gay
Heterosexual
Kink/BDSM (all gender/sexualities)
Lesbian
Questioning
Trans F2M
Trans M2F
Transgender
Unsure
Age ranges:
Adults
Seniors (60+)
Young Adults (16-24)
Relationship Styles:
Closed/Monogamous
Friend and Family members
Open
Polyamorous

About me

I am a qualified and experienced integrative therapist accredited with UKCP and a registered member of BACP. I offer short and long-term face-to-face psychotherapy and counselling (in both English and Italian) to individuals and couples (currently in training) in Central London (W1W 7SU) and London Bridge (SE1 2TH). I also offer both telephone and Skype counselling.  I have worked in Primary Care, Private Practice and for various charitable LGBT and non-LGBT organisations such as London Friend, Opening Doors, RNIB, Missing People, WHCM, Depaul Trust, and Training for Life.

As a gay person, I know that sexual identity and sexuality are fundamental elements of who we are and how we express ourselves in the world.  Over my 10+ years of working as a therapist, I have met lot of gay men and women who suffered the consequences of homofobia and the constrains imposed by a heteronormative society.

I offer a safe, warm, non-judgmental and open environment that I believe can help you gather an understanding of your current difficulties and support you while moving forward in your life beyond the issues that you are currently facing.

I am also available to help you if you would like some support while you are going through the next stages of your life journey and/or you are facing crucial dilemmas.

If you have any queries about psychotherapy, counselling, and the way I work, or would like to book an initial session, please call me on 07764 308525 or send me an email.

 "The factors that contributed to my growth were many - finding someone who understood me, exploring the unconscious, awakening my latent love . . . but one star is brightest among all: the self. I found the source of livingness inside me, something I didn't even know existed."
- Piero Ferrucci, What We May Be,  1982

Sexual & Gender Identity:
Gay - Male

Experience and approach

Specific experience and training:
I have worked therapeutically with gay men and lesbians in private practice since 2001. Besides my training, I have also attended various courses and workshops relating to gay and lesbian sexuality. Some of these courses include:
Self-esteem Injury and Social Context (2008)
Psychosexual Therapy (2008)
Understanding Sexual Compulsivity in Gay and Bisexual Men (2008)
Certificate in the Essentials of Sexual Minority Therapy training with Pink Therapy (2006)
Coordinator of a support group for Older Gay Men for Age Concern, Camden (2006-2008) 
Clinical attachment (six months) at the Gender Identity Clinic at Charing Cross Hospital (2007)
Volunteer counsellor for London Friend Counselling Service (since 2002-2005)
Supporting people with HIV/AIDS and BME LGBT people at Naz Project London
I am also on the PACE referral register 
I have attended two separate days training in Telephone counselling (including Skype) in 2009 and 2010.I am currently working for RNIB as telephone consellor (since 2008)
Therapies Practiced:
Counselling, Life coaching , Psychotherapy.
Specialisms and interests:
Long and short-term work, coming out, sexuality, sexual identity, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress (life/work balance), relationship difficulties (individuals and couples), bereavement and loss, pre and post operative transgender, HIV/AIDS, mid-life crisis and existential issues, spiritual emergence and spiritual development.
Theoretical approach:
CBT, Couple Therapy, Group Therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person-Centred, Psychosynthesis, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Transpersonal.
Ethical Framework:
BACP, Constituent of UKCP.

Qualifications

MA Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
Institute of Psychosynthesis accredited by Middlesex University (Jun 2007)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counselling
Institute of Psychosynthesis (Dec 2003)
Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of Anxiety and Depression
Metanoia Institute - London (Jul 2009)
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
UK Council for Psychotherapy (Sep 2007)

(Jan 1980)
BACP Certificate of Registration
BACP (Aug 2016)
Accreditations:
UKCP

Issues and problems I can help with:

Ageing Issues , Anger Management, Anxiety/ Panic Attack, Bereavement/Grief, Childhood Sexual Abuse (Survivors), Chronic Physical Ilness, Civil Partnership Preparation/ Dissolution, Co-Dependency, Coming Out Issues, Compulsive Behaviours (Sex, Gambling, Spending, etc), Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Dating And Relationship Skills, Depression, Drug/ Alcohol Misuse, Emotional Growth & Development, Eye Problems, Eye Strain, Gender Identity Concerns, HIV/ AIDS, Homophobic Bullying, Intimacy Issues, Kink/BDSM Identity Concerns, Learning/ Physical Disability issues, Life Coaching, Post Traumatic Stress, Rape/ Sexual Assault/ Sexual Trauma, Relationship Issues, Religious Conflicts, Self Esteem/Confidence, Shame/Guilt, Single Parenting Issues, Spiritual Counselling, Stress Management, Transgender, Trauma, Workplace Issues.



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