Written by - 21 February 2016

As part of my professional membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I add at least 30 hours additional training/development annually.

This is a summary of my areas of therapeutic expertise.

Psychosocial Group Work.

Some of the day-to-day challenges we may experience stems from our social interactions with others. One of the most challenging tasks in life is to openly engage with others and yet, when one is ready, it is one of the most fulfilling and enriching experience one can have. The group work I currently run is psychosocial. This means the sessions will be therapeutic and educational whilst simultaneously working on empowering clients to increase their personal responsibility for their own recovery, recovery from significant drug/alcohol use and healing from the side effects of such use.

Rinaldi Therapy's Counselling Expertise

Massimo Rinaldi – Counsellor for Groups, Addictions, Sex/Sexuality and more…

Counselling for Addiction.

Managing Addiction can be a valuable asset.

I have considerable experience in counselling clients with addictive behaviour i.e. substance misuse, alcohol dependency, sex addiction or compulsive tendencies and consequences of these in their lives.

There are different ways of viewing and working with addictive behaviour and I consider the behaviour as a learned maladaptive survival mechanism rather than viewing it as a scientific disease.

They are all different and unique in themselves and I am able to adapt my method and approach with each client.

Areas of Addiction Expertise.

  • Drug & Substance Addiction
  • Fear of change
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Loss
  • Defense mechanism
  • Ambivalence and resistance
  • Loss of control
  • Low self esteem/lack of confidence
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Loneliness/Isolation
  • Depression
  • Tunnel Vision
  • Boredom
  • Dissatisfaction with life
  • Resentment

Counselling for Sex and Sexuality.

Your sexual health is important to you.

Sex and sexuality is an intrinsic aspect of our identity and to deny its full expression may cause an inner struggle. Such internal conflict may arise when one suppresses true feelings about our sexuality, or relationship with sex, in order to avoid having our identity stigmatized.

As a counsellor, I have worked with the issues on sex and sexuality and the impact it has for several years. I have gained the ability to manage the tension that sex and sexuality issues may cause. This has provided the client with the opportunity to explore in detailed ways to successfully manage, process, accept and integrate any change towards sex or sexuality desired.

Areas of Sex / Sexuality Expertise.

  • Uncertainty and confusion
  • Inner conflict
  • Internalized homophobia
  • History of sexual abuse
  • Fluidity of Gender & Sexual identity
  • Coming out
  • Shame and Guilt
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Rejection
  • Acceptance and loss