I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist and Certified Schema Therapist 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- 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 attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- 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
Each session has a duration of 45 minutes and a fee of £250.
Settlements can be done at the end of each session in cash or by bank transfer.
Sliding scale fees presently not available.
I provide initial 15 minutes complimentary phone 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||English, Italian, French|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|