My name is Claudio Parretti and I am a HCPC-registered Counselling Psychologist. I provide psychological treatment to clients suffering from a wide range of difficulties and conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Interpersonal problems, Eating Disorders, Trauma and Anger management. Some of my clients may suffer from longterm difficulties, such as struggling to manage strong emotions and to maintain close and significant relationships with others. Other clients may present with specific difficulties, such as career changes, family tensions or facing periods of particular stress.
As a first step I provide a thorough assessment to clients, in order to help them identify their goals, difficulties and offer a suitable treatment. This is offered in an open and non-judgmental space, where clients can feel safe enough to explore their worries and concerns. I work with Psychodynamic, Integrative and Cognitive models of treatment. I have a particular expertise in delivering Mentalization-based Therapy (MBT). Finally, I also provide Parent-infant Psychotherapy for parents, who struggle to bond with their children.
My work is to help clients reach a better understanding of themselves and assist them in making changes, which can allow them to have a fulfilling life. I consider having a respectful and collaborative relationship with clients as key to their progress. I am interested in working with people from different backgrounds, nationalities and pathways of life. I practice in different languages, including English, Spanish and Italian.
Currently, I work both within the NHS and privately. In terms of my private practice, I work with clients, offering them either short-term or long-term individual therapy, depending on their needs and therapy goals. I am also currently an associate with Mind-reframed. Within this clinic I provide Mentalization-based therapy (MBT). This is an evidence-based treatment for clients with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or who suffer from significant interpersonal problems or issues around emotional regulation. Through the MBT program clients are offered a twice per week treatment, including an individual and a group session. For more details around the MBT program, please refer to the following website: https://www.mind-reframed.com/mbt.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and trainings
BSc in Clinical Psychology, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
Post-graduate Degree in Clinical-Dynamic Psychology for Infancy, Adolescence and Families, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
MSc in Psychological Research Methods, University of Westminster.
Mentalisation-Based Treatment (MBT): Basic MBT training with Anna Freud Centre Team was completed in 2013. It was followed by regular team consultation, expert supervision and advanced MBT practitioner training in 2014.
Graduate Membership at the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Counselling Psychologist at the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Trainee Membership at the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
I have over 10 years of clinical experience within different settings, including therapeutic communities, residential services, out-patient services and specialist NHS personality disorder service. I have worked with clients with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, psychosis, anger problems and interpersonal difficulties. In particular, for over 7 years I have delivered Mentalisation-Based therapy (MBT) programmes, providing both individual and group MBT to clients living with the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other co-morbid complex needs.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Work-related stress
Sessions can be offered in English, Spanish and Italian.
I am a registered provider with the following insurance companies: AXA PPP, Aviva, Vitality.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Spanish and Italian|
Types of client