Filomena Ianni

Filomena Ianni

MSc Counselling, Dip. Counselling Psychology
Dip. Clinical Supervision, Adv.Dip. ERT (Embodied Relational Therapy)
Psychotherapist registered with the EABP (European Association for Body Psychotherapy)

I am originally from Italy and have lived and worked in UK since 1994. My initial training was in Humanistic Integrated Counselling and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

I am also trained in Clinical Supervision and more recently in Embodied Relational Therapy (ERT) and am now an accredited Body Psychotherapist with the European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP).

I have worked in Mental Health and Primary Care since 1996, in independent practice since 1997 and for a time in Smoking Cessation Services (particularly with young people).

I have experience of tutoring on University Counselling Training courses and worked for University Student Counselling Services.

My interest and experiences in holistic and embodied approaches to health and personal growth and in music are reflected both in my life and in my work. I am open to the many creative, embodied ways in which we express, know ourselves and grow. I have a passion for accompanying others in their search for themselves and their path. I believe in our self-healing capabillities and in offering the space to contact those abilities and to operate change at whatever level possible.

I am currently furthering my studiers and training with an MA in Dance and Somatic Wellbeing- Connection with the Living Body and will soon be offering individual and group co-creative experiencing based on somatic movement and deep embodiment.

I am also a trained Community Drum Circle Facilitator and therefore facilitate rhythmical circles in the community and with themed groups, making use of drums, percussion, dance and song.

I facilitate workshops and groups, both in organisations and communities, that encourage a creative, resourceful, way of being, communicating, expressing ourselves, living our lives and shaping up our work and visions within organisations and in the world. This work wants to assist in accessing  the forgotten crucial knowledge of our body and in restoring our resilience, our active imagination and our rooting in our natural rhythms and echo-environment. This includes using creative expression in various forms, movement, drumming, dream work and musical creation.

You will find information about this work in the Workshops and Music section of this site.

I have studied and still continue to study percussions within a variety of cultural contexts and I am a folk singer and song writer. This is also an integral part of my work and life. I have performed in a few musical contexts and with my partner have formed a duo, Water & Earth, releasing an album in March 2018.

I currently live in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, where I indulge in my love of walks, music, good food and good friends and I continue to develop my musical passion by writing music and performing in different settings and with others.

Filo Ianni