Bachelor's Degree (BSc, First) in Organisational and Working Psychology, Padua University (Italy)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK)
Emotion Focused Therapy, Level 1
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Anxiety and Depression
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Supervisor
Perinatal Mental Health training
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder training
Working with imagery
Being a qualified Clinical Psychologist means that I undertook 3 years of studying, at doctoral level, and practising applying psychological models in different areas including eating disorder wards, children and older adults' settings. Therefore, I have extensive experience of working in various areas with individuals, families and young people who experience a range of difficulties. Furthermore, since qualifying, I worked as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist with young people and their families, and worked for several years with adults, including new parents, experiencing low mood and anxiety.
I specialise in treating depression and anxiety disorders: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD; excessive worry), panic attacks/disorder, social anxiety, heath anxiety, body dysmorphia, agoraphobia, and PTSD. Moreover, I provide therapy to address painful losses and experiences that happened in childhood or adulthood and continue to affect your present choices and wellbeing. Finally, I have a special interest in supporting parents with adjusting to the challenges of being a parent, and manage the various life pressures, including finding a balance between work, personal and family life.
I work by adapting therapy based on your needs, goals and personality. As a Clinical Psychologist, my approaches are based on research evidence and provide treatments recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which defines the most appropriate and effective psychological treatments. Therapy models I work with include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Systemic Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
The first session will be an initial consultation. It focuses on exploring your difficulties, what led you to search for therapy, and how it can help. It also allows us to determine if there is a positive connection, what model of therapy suits you and how long therapy might be.
The length of therapy varies generally from 6 to 20 sessions. This will be defined by combining personal preference, goals, difficulties, commitment and engagement with evidence based treatments defined by NICE guidelines.
Individual sessions last 50 minutes, and parents' consultations last 75 minutes. I offer face to face therapy as well as telephone and ZOOM sessions.
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Psychotherapy||In Person||£90 per 50 minutes|
|Counselling||In Person||£90 per 50 minutes|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy||In Person||£90 per 50 minutes|
|Mindfulness||In Person||£90 per 50 minutes|
|Relationship Therapy||In Person||£90 per 50 minutes|
Private Medical Insurances fees will vary depending on personal insurance. Self funded: Individual and couple therapy, parents consultations My standard fee is £90 per session (50 minutes) I offer £80 per hour for daytime appointments (10am-1pm) on Monday and Wednesday Trainee psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists (50 minutes) £70 Clinical supervision £40 per hour groups or individual I am registered with several health insurance companies including AVIVA, BUPA, Cigna, WPA, Allianz Partners, AXA PPP and Vitality Health