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Dr Sonia Gallucci

Teaching Fellow, Counselling and Psychotherapy


Telephone number: 024 7657 5170 
Room WE 0.43, Education Building, Westwood Campus, University of Warwick.


Dr Sonia Gallucci works as a Teaching Fellow in Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes in the Centre for Lifelong Learning. She also works internationally as an integrative Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Focusing-Oriented Therapist.

Sonia is originally from Italy but has been living in the UK for over two decades, gaining considerable experience in the Education and Mental Health sectors.

In her previous academic roles, she worked as a Senior Lecturer in the fields of Languages, Culture and Education. She also worked as an Academic Advisor, Mentor, Research Supervisor and Counsellor for university students and members of staff.

Sonia is passionate about human relations and how they evolve depending on the contexts in which they are being negotiated. She is keen to understand the relationships between people from different cultural backgrounds, and how these relationships can add new holistic perspectives on life. This passion informs her cross-disciplinary research and inspires her day-to-day teaching practices as well as her therapeutic work across borders. Her current research interests are in Intercultural Psychotherapy, International Mobility, Identity and Focusing.

Sonia is a Fellow of the Advance Higher Education, a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and of the Italian Association for Counselling (AssoCounseling). She is also certified as a Focusing Oriented Therapist with The International Focusing Institute (TIFI) and the British Focusing Association (BFA).

Selected Publications

Gallucci, S. (2019). “Hope in older women across cultures”. Arts and Humanities Open Access Journal. Vol. 3 (2).

Gallucci, S. (2017). “International students: a population at risk in need of psychological support”. Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology Reflections. RUL Reflections Research Centre. Vol. 2 (1), 11-16.

Gallucci, S. (2014) Sojourns abroad: language learning, identities and emotions. LAP - Lambert Academic Publishing. Saarbrücken, Germany.

Gallucci, S. (2013). “Emotional investments during a Year Abroad in Italy”. Apples – Journal of Applied Language Studies. Vol. 7 (2), 17– 36.

Gallucci, S. (2013). “Negotiating Second Language identities in and through border crossing”. Compare - A Journal of Comparative and International Education. Vol. 44 (6). 916-937.

Gallucci, S. (2013). “Emotive accounts of self: insight into Second Language Learning and the construction of new linguistic identities of British students in Italy”. In Rivers, D. J. & Houghton, S. A. (eds.). Social identities and multiple selves in foreign language education. London: Bloomsbury. 177-194.