Adriana is a consultant Clinical Psychologist, HCPC registered and BPS chartered, with over 20 years practical experience in psychotherapy across multiple psychotherapeutic models (including psychodynamic, integrative, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing - EMDR - and Mindfulness).
REGISTRATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Adriana is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the U.K. Health & Care Profession Council (Registration Number PYL32977) with the division of Clinical Psychology, a British Psychological Society Chartered and Associate Fellow Psychologist, 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 South East Asia regions providing consultations in English, Italian and French and has 13 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 works predominantly with patients struggling with anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, relationship and family issues, body image and eating issues, low self-esteem, trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), abuse, grief and loss. Adriana also enjoys helping people going through particularly challenging life transitions or dealing with crises or existential questions.
She adopts an integrative approach, customising her work according to each client's unique requirements, with a particular focus on the quality of the therapeutic relationship.
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 negative 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 specialisation in the field of femininity, body image, self esteem, identity, eating and feeding disorders and issues around gender role behaviour.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Psychology (hons)
- MSc Clinical Psychology (first class with distinction)
- Certified Schema Therapist.
- PhD student at Essex University, Department for Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies.
Adriana has trained in integrative, psychodynamic, attachment based, EMDR, mindfulness, schema therapy and CBT methodologies.
She has worked in private practice, mental health hospitals and day centres in U.K., Italy and South East Asia since 2004, with inpatients and outpatients across the lifespan providing consultations in English, Italian and French.
Adriana works predominantly with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, sadness, relationship issues, family issues, body image and eating issues, low self-esteem, trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), abuse, grief and loss. Adriana also enjoys helping people who are going through challenging life transitions or are dealing with crises or present existential questions.
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
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- 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
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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
Please contact Adriana.
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 giving 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, 7 am to 8 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|