Maurizio Orani

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MSc Psychology - MSc Psychotherapy

Individual and couple Psychotherapist

Registered Member BACP - Italian National Register of Psychology and Psychotherapy


Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM


I am a psychologist and Gestalt psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience, having worked both in the NHS and the private sector. I am curious and always focused on learning new methods and strategies to support my clients. Since my first degree in 2005, I have included in my education different approaches and I am now able to tailor the therapy based on the person needs.


MSc in Clinical Psychotherapy
MSc in Psychology
Eating and Behavioural Therapist


The Gestalt approach is essentially a hopeful point of view on the human experience, because it recognises the possibility to change in the present and learn effective strategies to restart a good relationship with the environment around us. I will guide and support you in this process, defining with you the best way to become aware of yourself and your possibilities.

Working with a Gestalt approach, means experiencing a supportive presence for you to gain perspective and discover new, unimagined possibilities. As a client you are in control of your creative process. Through this you’ll discover the confidence that comes with choice and clarity in your life.

What is like?

Thanks to a wide-ranging Gestalt therapy techniques, we can explore together all the positive possibilities you have for being happy and satisfied. The aim is to find the ones that better suit for you and your needs in the present developing a better self-support.

Sessions with me are supportive, non-judgemental, and at times, playful and fun. I bring both levity and sensitivity to the most delicate of situations. We meet, We talk, We try things that shift your perspective to create “insights” and clarity your feelings. You become more confident, more comfortable in your own skin. If you’re alive, there’s a place for you in the world. We can create the path to this place together.

Qualifications and training

2019. Attachment and Trauma Conference: Relationships, Consciousness and the Developing Self
2018. Decostructing weight loss, working with the body - Part three
2018. Decostructing weight loss and personality disorders - Part two
2017. Identifying and Working with Personality Disorders: Part One Working with Short-Term Contracts - deconstructing weight loss
2017. Gut-Brain Axis – The Hungry Brain. WeightMatters Training Academy
2017. Obesity Management & Food Addiction. WeightMatters Training Academy
2016 The mental imagine in psychotherapy. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2016 Love and dependence. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2015 The powerless experience and the co-created contact. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2015 Working in between, the presence in Gestalt Therapy. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2014 The Process of Grief According to Gestalt Therapy. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2014 Gestalt Therapy and the pathological addiction. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2014 Listening and phenomenological dialog in Gestalt Therapy. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2014 Gestalt Therapy and the pathological addiction. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2013 “The Self theory in Gestalt therapy”. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2013 Movement models and personality development in Gestalt Theory. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2012 The still face paradigm”- Eduard Tronick Ph.D. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2012 Gestalt psychopathology: the relational model. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2011 Healing Invisible Wounds: Paths to Hope and Recovery in a Violent World. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2011 Psychodrama theory: clinical and social applications. Italian Gestalt Foundation 2010. New techniques and innovation in Gestalt therapy. Italian Gestalt Foundation
2010 Fragility and integrity. Italian Gestalt Foundation


Trauma, Suicidal thoughts, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Abuse, Sexual abuse, Bereavement, Personality disorders, Dissociation, Depression, Sexuality, Sex problems, Anger management, Self-harm, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Insomnia/Sleep Problems, Low self-esteem, Separation and divorce, Work related stress, Stress, Burnout


Gestalt Therapy, Couples counselling, Bereavement Counselling, Counselling


English, Italian