I am a HCPC (Health and Care Profession Council) registered and a BPS (British Psychological Society) chartered Psychologist. I graduated in Clinical and Community Psychology from the Universtiy of Padua, Italy in 2002 and I was a registered psychologist in Italy between 2003 and 2008. Since moving to the UK I trained in CBT (cognitive behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and I am a Mindfulness practitioner. I work with adults and young people, mothers and babies, older adults, people with long term conditions, people who want to change career and life; both individually and in groups. My experience incude working in schools (primary and secondary), youth centres, charities, the NHS and privately both in Italy and the UK. My expertise include working with DEPRESSION, LOW SELF ESTEEM, IDENTITY ISSUES, LIFE CRISIS AND TRANSITIONS, ASSERTIVENESS; anxiety disorders such as: STRESS, WORRY, GENERAL ANXIETY, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), PTSD (Trauma), PANIC, PHOBIA, SOCIAL ANXIETY, HEALTH ANXIETY, PERFORMANCE ANXIETY, SLEEP ISSUES; ANGER MANAGEMENT, CAREER COACHING; and CHILDHOOD ISSUES (abuse, neglect, bullying, abandonment). In my therapy I integrate the proven effectiveness of CBT with the benefits of the moment by moment awareness of MINDFULNESS and the values oriented work of ACT. The aim is to move forward in life by identifying unhelpful behavioral and cognitive patterns and changing what is stopping you from living a full and meaningful life. My background in humanistic and psychodynamic therapies allows me to work competently with developmental issues to understand the development of difficulties that present a problem in the here and now. You can expect a therapy that is both practical and reflective, delivered with empathy, collaboration and compassion in a non judgmental, safe space that you can own. I firmly believes in the power of a good therapeutic relationship to maximise the benefits of specific psychological techniques.
Products and Services
- Cognitive behavioural therapy CBT
- Acceptance and commitment therapy ACT