I am a HCPC (Health and Care Profession Council) registered Psychologist, a BABCP (British Association for Behavioural Cognitive Therapy) CBT therapist an ACBS ( Association for Contextual Behavioural Science) ACT Therapist, a Coach and a Mindfulness practitioner.
I have over 15 years experience in working in public health services, charities, councils and in private practice both in the UK and in Italy.
I work with adults and young people 16+ experiencing depression and anxiety disorders; people who want to change career and life; executives and leaders; women health; couples and parents, both individually and in groups.
In my work I integrate the proven effectiveness of CBT and the latest research on personal development and success, 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 behavioural and cognitive patterns and changing what is stopping you from living a full and meaningful life. Being that limiting beliefs, difficult emotions, traumas or childhood issues.
Therapy as well as life is for me a journey of self discovery and self improvement. I greatly value the opportunity to be a companion and a support on your journey.
Together we will identify where you want to go in life and what you want to achieve with therapy. We will also identify what has got in your way up to now or is still affecting you in living the life you want to live.
I’ll be on your side to help you understand the unique message each emotion brings and to help you in developing behaviours that acknowledge the difficulty, whist still moving forward in your chosen direction.
We will use a combination of CBT, Mindfulness, ACT and Coaching to identify your values and the life you want to live, creating a Mindful awareness and a different relation with your thought and feeling, while changing unhelpful behaviours into values driven effective action that will help you achieve your goals in life. We will address any issue in an open and supportive way.
I graduated in Clinical and Social Psychology from the University 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) at Royal Holloway University, London, in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Mindfulness and Coaching for Success.
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 believe in the power of a good therapeutic relationship to maximise the benefits of specific psychological techniques.