Maurizio OraniClinical Psychologist
Gestalt Psychotherapist

The only possibile way to be in the world is to interact with it; this is a complex process which involves body and mind in a constant balance between “yourself” and “the other”. I work in the “in between”, trying to create the best way for my client to feel complete and happy.

My interest in the body

As a psychologist, I was trained how to help people priveleging the mind. When I first started working with clients, I soon discovered how mind and body are inextricably linked. By striving to better understand this connection, I have become expert in how mind and body affect each other.

I can help you to discover your strength, to find a satisfying relationship with food and to take a lead in your own life.

Look at things in a new perspective

Try thinking for a moment that what you experience with food is not just a symptom, but the only creative way your body has found to deal with a problem it is struggling with. What your system is attempting to do is to create a form of relationship between your “inside" and the world outside in order to guarantee your survival.

If you are unhappy with your relationship with food, it is not because there is something wrong or shameful about it, but because this relationship has became dysfunctional and stressful for you and your body.

Through an array of Gestalt therapy techniques, we can explore together in a non-judgmental setting all the positive possibilities you have for being in contact with your world. Our aim will be to find the ones that better suit you and your needs in the present, with a goal of developing better self-support.

In this way, we can build a positive more relationship with food and eating. Does it seem easier to think about changing your behaviours around food, when you look at them in this way?

Sometimes, to reconnect ourself to our bodies and become aware of the signals it is giving us, we just need to breath

My approach

From the earliest days of life, the process of eating is your first act of being in relationship with the world. It is where you learn to distinguish between what is “you” and “what is not you”. If something goes wrong while you’re learning how to manage this physiological process, it will effect all parts of your life.

The Gestalt approach is a hopeful point of view on human experience because it recognises the possibility to change in the present and learn effective strategies to start again, developing a better relationship with food, eating and the world around us. As part of the WeightMatters team I will guide and support you in this process, exploring with you the best way to become aware of yourself and your possibilities. Starting with your body, we will work to create a truer connection between you and your real needs, making a deep change on the way you perceive and live your life.

When eating follows our emotions instead of our needs, both are unsatisfied

Times and Fees

My Fees

  • £90Standard Session
  • £470Block of 6 peak
  • £75Off Peak
  • £390Off peak block

Days I'm available at WeightMatters

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

I am available at additional times for remote support using


Qualifications & Training

  • 2016. The mental imagine in psychotherapy. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2016. Love and dependence. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2015. The powerless experience and the co-created contact. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2015. Working in between, the presence in Gestalt Therapy. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2014. Msc. Gestalt psychotherapy. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2014. The Process of Grief According to Gestalt Therapy. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2014. Gestalt Therapy and the pathological addiction. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2014. Listening and phenomenological dialog in Gestalt Therapy. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2014. Gestalt Therapy and the pathological addiction. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2013. “The Self theory in Gestalt therapy”. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2013. Movement models and personality development in Gestalt Theory. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2012. The still face paradigm”- Eduard Tronick Ph.D. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2012. Gestalt psychopathology: the relational model. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2011. Healing Invisible Wounds: Paths to Hope and Recovery in a Violent World. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2011. Psychodrama theory: clinical and social applications. Italian Gestalt Foundation 2010. New techniques and innovation in Gestalt therapy. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2010. Fragility and integrity. Italian Gestalt Foundation
  • 2005. Msc psychology. Padova University

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • BACP Member
  • Italian Psychological Community member (Ordine degli psicologi nazionale)
  • Sardinian Psychological Community member (Ordine degli psicologi della Sardegna)

Services I Provide at WeightMatters

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