Valentina Iadeluca

Psychologist
Certified Hakomi Therapist
Orff-Schulwerk Teacher and Teacher educator
Masters’ degree in Classical Languages

Welcome!

Before we start any deep work together, it is really important that you know more about who I am: my training, my background and experience, and my vision of Counseling in terms of the values that I aim to promote. Take a moment to consider if what I can offer corresponds to what you are looking for in this moment of your life.
Your motivation is an essential ingredient for the success of our “team”!

I arrive to Counseling after a 20-years career as a voice and movement teacher and teacher educator. I have a first Masters’ Degree in Latin and Greek Literature, but I have always been working as a singer and musician. I am an expert known in Italy and abroad on a specific approach to music education called Orff-Schulwerk. This approach emphasizes an experiential pathway to developing musical skills over technical proficiency, and uses creativity, voice and movement. Through this experience, my interests progressively shifted from music-making and teaching to understanding and supporting the emotional and social experience of the person “behind” the music. This passion became the bridge to obtaining a second Masters’ Degree in Clinical Psychology and completing a 4-year training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy in Mallorca, Spain.

Today I am a licensed Psychologist in Italy and the first Italian Certified Hakomi Therapist.
http://hakomiinstitute.com/directory/directory-practitioners/practitioners3#england

In 2017 and 2018 I worked as a Body-oriented Counselor at the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic in Portland, Oregon, US. There I had the chance to extensively apply the Hakomi Method, which is my field of expertise, and to work as a Teaching Assistant at the Hakomi Pro-Skills Training for Professionals, organized by the Hakomi Institute of Oregon. I also widened my clinical tools by taking further trainings on Primary Attachment Therapy, Recreation of the Self, Trauma Resolution, and Hakomi Couple Counseling.

I integrate all these inputs into my identity as a Hakomi therapist with the goal to appropriately respond to the different needs of the persons reaching out for my help and to tailor my therapeutic interventions to them.

I have my office in Rome, Italy. I also provide on-line counseling services for people who live in different parts of the world.

At the moment I am a Teaching Assistant in the 4-year Hakomi Professional Training, which Hakomi Mallorca started in November 2018 in Mallorca, Baleari Islands, Spain.
https://hakomimallorca.com/about-training/

I complement my counseling activity by facilitating music and movement classes for children and teenagers, highlighting the emotional and social educational aspect embedded in the music making process. I also train teachers and educators on the same topic, providing an experiential framework to my teaching activity.

Beside my formal studies and personal therapy, for the last 11 years I have been cultivating my personal growth through a constant practice of Meditation, Tai Chi Chuan, Yoga and Tantra.

My vision of Counseling

You already have everything you need to grow, fully express yourself, or heal your old wounds

I believe that in each person resides everything they need to fully and freely express themselves in live. But very often past experiences as well as pressures from our family of origin, society or culture weigh on us, limiting our perception of freedom and capacity for action in our personal and relational world. As a consequence, we are often trapped into trances, which “live” us, without us being aware.

We will work together to rediscover the sparkle that wants to shine in you

I aim to make the Counseling room that place where you and I will work together to rediscover the sparkle that wants to shine in you, and to liberate it from beliefs and behaviors which blur its light.

You are unique. Therefore I won’t work with you according to any given agenda

I see every human being as unique. I therefore won’t apply any pre-established protocols of interventions. I won’t follow any agenda. We will make a journey together whose final destination will become clearer along the process which will lead us to know and understand you better.

We will discover your way of feeling expressed in life

We will try to discover your own way of feeling positively oriented and expressed in life, helping you develop the necessary skills to navigate it with its shadows and lights, its joys and sufferings.

I am at the service of your process of discovery of the best version of yourself

I consider you as the best expert about yourself and your experience.
In my perspective, my work as a counselor consists in supporting you with an attitude of deep respect, kindness and understanding in unearthing your true self and gaining the freedom to live according to it.