I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist, executive in-depth 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 therapy for over two decades to explore the most effective ways of helping people thrive in their lives.
I have been working successfully with clients with previous ineffective therapy attempts. I specialise in anxiety, depression, individuation, self-actualisation, 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, fulfilment 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 a sacred transformative journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PhD Psychoanalytic Studies - Essex University
- MSc Clinical Psychology (first class with distinction - magna cum laude)
- BSc Psychology (hons)
- Certified Schema Therapist.
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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular expertise working with fashion models and people in the entertainment business.
I provide initial 15 minutes complimentary phone/video call consultations
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.