Roberta Riolo

Counseling for Men, Relational well-being & Migration
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Couple's Counselling
  • Expatriate Counselling
  • Conflict Resolution
Fr130 /Session
Flexible pricing Flexible Pricing available
Fr90 Online Counselling
Fr160 Couples Counselling

My Approach

Living many years in different Countries I have grown the ability to be open to different points of view and behaviors, helping people, ...

Living many years in different Countries I have grown the ability to be open to different points of view and behaviors, helping people, coming from different cultures or backgroungs, to overcome the mutual cultural barriers.

I work as a Counselor since 2006 in the following areas: Interculture & Migration - Counseling for Men - Relational well-being & Communication

The Systemic theory on which my professional training has been based, integrated with “Edelstein’s pluralist systemic model” acquired during the Intercultural Counseling qualification offer me multiple work models to be adapted and integrated to my client need's.

 

Through a constructive, non-judgmental and collaborative dialogue, I promote Client's experimentation of new practical solutions, enhancing the resources of each individual to overcome his problem and move forward.

You can book session after session or you can have a program conveniently arranged to your needs.

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About Roberta

I come from a southern Italian family which migrated to Milan in the early ’60 to satisfy their desire for independence from their family and local context.

I was born and raised in Milan with no rigid mindset.

In the '90 I left my work in Italy and I took the ...

I come from a southern Italian family which migrated to Milan in the early ’60 to satisfy their desire for independence from their family and local context.

I was born and raised in Milan with no rigid mindset.

In the '90 I left my work in Italy and I took the opportunity to satisfy my curiosity to see the world. I have spent several years between Asia and Central America, living as Expat together with my partner in 4 different countries, while visiting many others.

I experienced the difficulties of fitting into a new context, getting used to different cultural habits and behaviors, respecting mutual differences and specificities, aware of the value of my needs and experiences as those of others, 

I also witnessed the asking for help and the difficulties of getting the help that meets your needs .

It is not a coincidence that who I am is tied to what I do.

I become a professional Counselor in 2005 after my relocation in Italy, the birth of my son, after having worked 10 years in fashion and advertising and 10 years of life as an Expat.

I moved to Switzerland with my family in 2011 where I currently live.

I can provide Counseling in different languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French

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Education

* Certified Professional Counselor, I.Co.S- Istituto di Counseling Sistemico, Milan, Italy

* Intercultural Counseling qualification, Shinui, Bergamo, Italy

* Certified Trainer, I.Co.S Milan, Italy

* Foundation courses in Crisis Counseling, I.Co.S Milan, Italy

* Certified VIPP-SD "Video feed-back Intervention for promoting Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline", University Leiden, Holland

* "Parent Coordinator", Assistente Sociale Privato, Milan, Italy

* "Clinica psicoanalitica dei Nuovi Sintomi", Jonas onlus, Milan

Experience

Along with a private practice I worked on different projects, I conceived and implemented some financed by public institutions or private organizations to the benefit of:

* IMMIGRANTS WOMEN AND FAMILIES - 2008-2012 Hospital "Macedonio Melloni", Milan, Italy, and "Cooperativa il Mosaico", Lumezzane (BS), Italy.

The projects were in favor of migrant women with children, or single women in high need mainly regarding health, pregnancy and maternity, neglect and violence.

The projects offered personalized support plans in public health facilities and/or private organizations to which the women relied on.

The projects provided also some specific trainings to operators and professionals that interfaced in the care. In supporting migrant women's Intercultural Counseling intervention offered a better understanding of the situations and the needs, avoiding misleading interpretations.

* EMT RESCUERS - 2006-2010 - Croce Verde APM, Croce Rosa Celeste, Croce Verde Sempione, Milan, Italy.

The project was carried out for 3 years by providing rescuers' crews with specific training and individual support to better accomplish their duties while facing emotional difficulties during the emergency interventions.

* TRAINING ACTIVITY - 2009-19:

Seminars on topics:

- A resource-oriented approach to Conflict

- Intercultural Counseling and Migration processes

- Stereotypes, prejudices and communication

- The non-verbal communication techniques

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