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Luciana  Forzisi

Luciana  Forzisi

Mindfulness Practitioner in London

Hello, I'm Dr Luciana Forzisi, founder of COUCHLESS Psychology. Please visit my website www.couchless.org for more information about the types of support I offer.

I'm a chartered clinical psychologist with more than 12 years of clinical experience in the UK, with specialist expertise in anxiety disorders, low mood and self-esteem problems, and interpersonal problems.. As well as being experienced in traditional therapy formats, I'm passionate about the potential for technology to make the pursuit of mental wellness easier and have extensive experience delivering online therapy (eg Skype).

I have a 5-year doctoral degree in psychology, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from King's College London. I have also trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust / Anna Freud Centre and offer Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) and Cognitive Analytical Therapy.

I have been accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, the British Psychotherapy Council as a DIT and MBT Therapist, the British Psychological Society as a chartered clinical psychologist, and am a member of the Health and Care Professionals Council.

UK health insurers for whom I am an approved provider include BUPA, AXA, Aviva, Cigna, Simply Health, and WPA.

Before starting my private practice, I provided therapy for many years as part of the Southwark Psychological Therapies Service at the Maudsley Hospital, including specialist treatment for individuals experiencing depression or anxiety problems, for example: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Perfectionism and Health Anxiety. Previously, I worked at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) at the Maudsley Hospital. I also have extensive experience working with interpersonal difficulties, personality disorders and drug addictions.

My personal therapy style is warm, empathic, collaborative and geared towards building a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients. I am able to offer therapy in English (1st language) or Italian (fluent).

Dr Luciana Forzisi
www.couchless.org

Background & Qualifications

• Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Laurea in Psicologia, Indirizzo Clinico e di Comunita'), University of Palermo, 2004
• Chartered Clinical Psychologist, British Psychological Society (BPS), 2008
• Practitioner Psychologist, Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC), 2009
• Accredited Cognitive Behavioral Supervisor and Psychotherapist, British Council of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP), 2010
• Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, King's College London, 2010
• Accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Practitioner, British Psychoanalytical Council (BCP), Anna Freud Centre, 2013
• Accredited Mentalisation-Based Therapist (MBT), British Psychoanalytical Council (BCP), Anna Freud Centre, 2015

My Specialisms

Depression
• Post-natal depression
• Low self-esteem
• Loss and bereavement
• Bipolar disorder
Anxiety problems
• Social phobia
• Generalised anxiety
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Specific phobias
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder
• Body dysphormic disorder
• Health anxiety
• Panic disorder
• Agoraphobia
Stress and health-related problems
• Work-related stress
• Adjusting to changes in physical health
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Chronic pain
• Irritable bowel syndrome
Interpersonal difficulties
• Personality disorders
• Separation and divorce
• Psychosexual issues
• Anger management
• Abuse and trauma
Addiction and compulsive behaviours
• Drug and alcohol abuse
• Eating disorders
• Internet addiction

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

My goal is to give all clients a personalized experience of therapy, which begins by discussing the types of problems they're experiencing and the different therapy approaches that may be most effective for them. I am trained and experienced in the following types of support and can offer sessions online and after hours:
• Cognitive Behavior Therapy
• Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
• Cognitive Analytical Therapy
• Mentalisation-Based Therapy
• Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Stress Reduction
• Acceptance and commitment therapy

Therapies & Rates

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.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy Online/Telephone £100 per 60 minutes
Psychotherapy In Person £100 per 60 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Online/Telephone £100 per 60 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £100 per 60 minutes
Mindfulness Online/Telephone £100 per 60 minutes
Mindfulness In Person £100 per 60 minutes
Relationship Therapy Online/Telephone £100 per 60 minutes
Relationship Therapy In Person £100 per 60 minutes