Counselling and

with Lavinia Romano

About me

Perhaps you’re experiencing difficulties in past relationships. Maybe you lack confidence in social situations or generally finding it hard to cope with low self-esteem. Perhaps you are experiencing work related stress or generalised anxiety, depression or panic attacks. It might be that you simply found yourself stuck in life and can’t find the way forward. Sometimes stressful life events can be so emotionally overwhelming, that we no longer wish to cope alone.

For 18 years I worked in the field of human rights and social justice before deciding to pursue my lifelong curiosity in psychology, moving into the world of self-development and counselling.

I work integratively, drawing on various models and backgrounds, depending on the needs of my clients. I believe that knowledge and understanding of ourselves and of the world comes from our lived experience. For this reason, understanding your personal life experience will inform and lead our sessions.

Qualifications and Training

Postgraduate training at the CCPE - Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London (ongoing)

Working towards accreditation with the UKCP - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists

BA Philology, Msc. European Social Policy LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science

Affiliations and Memberships

BACP trainee membership British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy,
and I abide by their code of conduct

I undertake personal therapy as part of my ongoing training and therefore understand what it is to be a client.

Areas I work with

Lack of confidence in social situations

Coping with low self-esteem

Difficulties in relationships

Loss of meaning in life

Work-related stress

Sexual identity


Panic attacks




My Approach

My work is based on self-reflection, compassion and understanding, and gives the client the breathing space to explore their thoughts and feelings. Some of the therapeutic methods I use include TA (Transactional Analysis) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Mindfulness.

As a therapist, my aim is to harness the natural tendency towards change, growth and the fulfilment of potential.

I seek to build a relaxing and non-judgmental relationship with clients, resulting in greater self-understanding, changes in behaviour, new ways of coping and improved wellbeing.


Regular individual sessions:

Sessions last 50 minutes and must be booked in advance

Once booked, sessions are charged unless cancelled 48 hours in advance

In special circumstances, fees may be negotiated with individual clients

Keep in touch

I am running my private clinical psychotherapy and counselling practice in Primrose Hill and Little Venice. I also work within primary health care clinical setting within NHS in Central and North West London.


0749 449 2221


The Primrose Hill Practice
Berkeley Lodge
Berkley Grove
Primrose Hill
London NW1 8XY