Adriana Giotta is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years practical experience in psychotherapy across multiple psychotherapeutic models (including psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, analytic, systemic and integrative psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing - EMDR - and Mindfulness).
REGISTRATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Adriana is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the U.K. Health & Care Profession Council (Registration Number PYL32977), a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society and a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Singapore Register of Psychologists.
Adriana has worked in Italy, the UK, Singapore and neighbouring regions providing consultations in English, Italian and French and has 12 years' experience practicing as a clinical psychologist and counsellor in a wide range of settings, including psychiatric hospitals, day centres and private practices, working across the lifespan with a multicultural and multiethnic population providing the highest standards of proficiency and ethics.
She adopts an integrative approach, customising her work according to each client's unique self and requirements, with a particular focus on the quality of the therapeutic relationship with her patients. Her work is structural and in depth and normally entails medium to long term weekly consultations.
Over the last decade, Adriana has conducted a research project addressing adult and adolescent women’s needs and challenges, especially those related to their identity and body image, and the impact of social and media pressure on the attainment of an authentic sense of Self. This led to the development of a pioneering professional role – the Fashion Model Mentor – and to the forthcoming publication of a scientific book.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Psychology (hons)
MSc Clinical Psychology (first class with distinction)
Certified EMDR, CBT and Schema Therapy practitioner
Worked in private practice, mental health hospitals and day centres in U.K., Italy and Singapore with inpatients and outpatients across the lifespan.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular expertise working with fashion models and people in the entertainment business.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
I operate a sliding scale of fees depending on income.
A number of hardship fees and reduced fees opportunities are available for people on a low income.
Sessions fees should be paid at the end of the sessions. I am able to accept cash or cheque.
A complimentary initial telephonic consultation of 20 minutes is available upon request. Please contact me for further information.
What you need to do to get started:
The first step of reaching out to a psychotherapist for help can be daunting and scary. I have the highest respect for those people who have the bravery to do so, to face their challenges, to have an opportunity to flourish and blossom as opposed to just survive. Most of us do struggle at times in life and having the willingness to seek professional help is an opportunity to transform one's life for the better as well as break negative repetitive patterns.
You can make contact with me to set up an initial consultation; we will explore what you wish to achieve out of the therapeutic work; if you are happy to continue I will set up a second session, and we can arrange to meet regularly.
Not all therapists are appropriate for all clients: Both of us, in the first 2 to 4 sessions, need to decide whether we are a good fit to work together. On my side, I will evaluate whether I have the specific skills required to help you. On your side, you need to feel completely confident and comfortable with me being the right person for you. If I am not, I would be happy to help further by providing names of trusted qualified colleagues or acquaintances.
I perform my profession by vocation and it is incredibly rewarding to be able to help people facilitate their wellbeing and happiness and see them progressively blossom. I would be delighted to have the opportunity of supporting you along your path towards wellbeing and fulfilment, recognising that happiness is in the here and now.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||English, Italian, French|
Mondays to Fridays, 9 am to 8 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|