Maurizio Orani

MSc Psychology - MSc Psychotherapy


Individual and couple Psychotherapist



FACE TO FACE SESSIONS AVAILABLE AT EC1V I am an experienced psychologist and Gestalt psychotherapist. Over the last 15 years I have worked with people from all walks of life both in the NHS and the private sector. I believe in tailoring the way I work to help meet my clients' diverse needs, and since completing my first degree in 2005, I have remained interested in new psychological theories and approaches. Integrating these into my work helps me work creatively with the wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties that my clients come to me with.


MSc in Clinical Psychotherapy MSc in Psychology Eating and Behavioural Therapist EMDR accredited practitioner

The way I work

The Gestalt approach looks at the human experience in a hopeful light because it recognises the possibility of change in the present and our ability to learn new, effective strategies to restart and sustain a good relationship with the environment around us. I will guide and support you in this process by helping you become more deeply aware of yourself and your potential. Working with the Gestalt approach means experiencing yourself alongside a supportive presence that will help you gain perspective and discover new possibilities that you may not yet be aware of. I will be there to support you in developing your unique creative process, which will encourage you to discover the deep sense of confidence that comes with making your own choices with clarity, not fear. What is it like? Thanks to the wide-ranging Gestalt therapy techniques, we can explore together all the positive possibilities you have for feeling happy and fulfilled. We aim to work together to identify the ones that better suit you and your needs in the present, to help you develop stronger and sustainable self-support that you can take forward into the future. Sessions with me are supportive, non-judgemental, and at times, playful and fun. I aim to bring both levity and sensitivity into the way I work and offer a safe space where we meet, talk, try things that shift your perspective to create new experiences and in the process, become more confident and more comfortable in your own skin. If you are alive, there is a place for you in the world. We can create the path to this place together.


EMDR is an evidence-based integrative psychotherapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other psychiatric disorders, mental health problems, and somatic symptoms, enabling the resumption of normal information processing and integration EMDR addresses past, present and future issues by targeting past experiences, current triggers, and future potential challenges. The result is an alleviation of presenting symptoms, a decrease or elimination of distress from the disturbing memory, an improved view of the self, relief from bodily disturbance, and resolution of present and future anticipated triggers (more info https://emdr-europe.org).

Qualifications and training

2024. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) 2023. EMDR integration. A Rapid, Safe, and Proven Treatment for Trauma 2022. Working with suicide: essential suicide intervention and prevention strategies 2021. Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory 2020. Trauma and expressive arts therapy: going beyond words 2020. "Still face and mirror neurons: the neuroscience of psychotherapy" 2019. Attachment and Trauma Conference: Relationships, Consciousness and the Developing Self. WeightMatters Training Academy London 2018. Deconstructing weight loss, working with the body - Part three. WeightMatters Training Academy London 2018. Deconstructing weight loss and personality disorders - Part two. WeightMatters Training Academy. London 2017. Identifying and Working with Personality Disorders: Part One Working with Short-Term Contracts - deconstructing weight loss, WeightMatters Training Academy London 2017. Gut-Brain Axis – The Hungry Brain. WeightMatters Training Academy London 2017. Obesity Management; Food Addiction. WeightMatters Training Academy London
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