Adriana Giotta

London, SW1X Registered / Accredited

About me

I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist, executive in-depth and peak-performance coach providing clients with an integrative, powerful and pioneering approach to personal transformation from the inside-out.

I am incredibly passionate about understanding people and human motivation. I have been engaged in research, training and personal transformation for over two decades to transform myself and explore the most effective ways of helping people do the same.


I have been working successfully with clients with previous ineffective therapy attempts. I specialise in 'treatment resistant' problems, relapse, trauma & complex trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, codependency, eating disorders, body image issues, executive coaching, peak performance and motivation, and I also love helping my clients achieve utmost empowerment, fulfillment and authenticity.


I customise my work according to the client’s unique self and needs within the context of a very holding, non-judgmental and safe therapeutic environment, with a particular focus on the quality of the therapeutic relationship for transformation. I offer initial 15 minutes complimentary phone consultations to discuss the client's challenges & explore whether we would be a good fit for such sacred transformative journey

Training, qualifications & experience

- BSc Psychology (hons)
- MSc Clinical Psychology (first class with distinction - magna cum laude)
- Certified Schema Therapist.

- PhD Candidate 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 as a counsellor, coach, mentor, and later as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular expertise working with fashion models and people in the entertainment business.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

I provide initial 15 minutes complimentary phone/video call consultations

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 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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages English, Italian, French

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Adriana Giotta

Adriana Giotta