Counselling and Coaching

In a nutshell, the difference between Counseling and Coaching is the following: in Coaching we develop the personal resources necessary to achieve the desired future, in Counseling to overcome discomfort in the present.

  • In Counselling, verbal dialogue is integrated with experiential exercises in order to achieve a greater impact. We work with a variety of tools and methods for personal development, depending on the purpose and goal of your journey and what is most useful and suitable for you.
  • My Coaching approach takes advantage of significant international managerial and consulting experience that I gained prior to becoming a coach, and from my extensive and proven experience in coaching individual executives and leadership teams in Europe across different industry sectors. For those interested in corporate coaching services, please refer to the dedicated website

The foundation of Counselling or Coaching is the relationship between the guide and the person, based on a solid alliance and total confidentiality, in order to create an open and safe work space.
We use a holistic and systemic approach: considering the person as a whole, made up of thoughts-emotions-body sensations, in the context of the larger system in which they live and work.
The approach is solution-oriented: in fact, at the beginning we identify the goals of your journey, keeping in mind the general situation and the personal context.
The path begins with an initial one-hour meeting, which is useful for getting to know each other, we identify the important topics on which to work and the most appropriate methods and tools to work on them. At the end of the meeting, you will be offered a ‘plan’ which will lay out the goals, the methodologies we will use, and a rough estimate of the number of meetings necessary.
At the end of the meeting, you will be offered a ‘plan’ which will lay out the goals, the methodologies we will use, and a rough estimate of the number of meetings necessary.
It is possible to hold the meetings at our office in Milan or online.

How can I support you?

If you are reading this text, you are looking for an approach that will help you gain clarity within yourself, improve an area of your life, or overcome the difficulties of a critical phase. You may be interested, for example, in finding meaning or a new purpose in life; finding motivation in your work; carrying out a new professional project; increasing self-esteem and confidence in yourself and in your abilities; experiencing emotions in a more balanced way; building satisfying and pleasant emotional bonds for couples; overcoming relationship difficulties in the family or in the workplace; transforming personal limitations experienced as blocks, obstacles, conflicts or automatic behaviours that create difficulties.
However, there may be specific themes, depending on the generation to which you belong.
For people in their twenties, there is the issue of orienting themselves in a complex world, which offers many opportunities, which must be identified and seized with courage In the world of work, it is often necessary to deal with a value system that may not correspond to one’s aspirations. They are operating in a precarious, unpredictable environment and, at the same time, more international and intercultural. They ask themselves questions such as: what is my purpose? What lifestyle do I want? Where do I want to live and how? What career should I pursue? How do I manage challenges and difficulties at work? How do I deal with relationship difficulties? Am I with the right person? Is the world strange or is it me?
For those in their thirties and forties, a lot of energy is absorbed by work and professional projects. At the same time, if they have a family, they must raise their children. For many women, the overlapping of family and work responsibilities becomes a significant source of stress. Raising children is a very demanding task and sometimes it seems as if you cannot find a way to communicate with them, especially during adolescence. Furthermore, for many people in this age group, love relationships are an important theme. They may be working to keep the couple’s bond alive or to finally find the ‘right’ partner.
Finally, those in their fifties, sixties, and beyond, are still in good physical and mental shape today, they still have a lot of energy and feel the need to experience relationships, work, or their own vocation in a new and different way They want to find greater meaning, better balance, or well-being. New questions arise: how do I leave my mark on the world? How do we establish our lives as a couple once our children are grown? How can we live our love relationships differently now that we’ve passed the reproduction phase? How should we deal with work, as there are increasingly fewer opportunities in businesses, while it will be necessary to work for much longer before retirement? How can we find the courage to implement desired changes? How do we lovingly handle elderly parents without being overwhelmed? How do we deal with the transition from work to retirement? How can we untie the knots that we have been carrying around for a lifetime?

Humanistic and Positive psychology

The main cultural references are humanistic psychology and positive psychology, which, in different ways, have changed the approach to personal growth compared to more traditional methods, established in the medical arena.

Humanistic psychology has taught us to trust in the possibilities of the human being to grow and evolve towards self-realisation, to see the person as a whole, as an interconnection of body, emotions, and mind. . It also reminds us that each individual has latent potential that can be developed in order to live more peacefully with themselves and with others. The key is therefore to stimulate the motivation for change, so that people become the ‘conductors’ of their own lives according to their most authentic needs, in a path that includes both the person and his or her relationships.

Positive psychology is based on the ideas of humanistic psychology and focuses on improving people’s lives and stimulating happiness. The key is therefore to have a clear and engaging purpose, to improve self-esteem, to develop personal resources and talents, to build nourishing relationships, and to live a meaningful life.