Psychotherapy can be many things in different moments .
I like to think that firstly is a journey toward oneself, as if the therapist were a Virgil who drives the patient. At times I feel like Charon, who gets the traveller toward one’s Inferno. Other times I feel like a coach.
I imagine my practice as a place where the patient feels safe in experimenting other behaviours, different and closer to his or her own self.
The gym that I am talking about has soft floors and walls to hurt less than in reality. During the journey that therapy is, we encounter many doors, many deviations that we can choose to explore, or not.
A part of therapy that I’m very fond of, is attachment, namely the process partly biological that have us bond with a significant other and we repeat as a pattern. I often work with trauma, which is always fascinating and full of hints, the culture of origin, meaning both the country and the family.