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 PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Saturday AM



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 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

Qualifications and training

2022. EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
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
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 dialogue 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


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


Gestalt Therapy, Couples counselling, Bereavement Counselling, Counselling


English, Italian