Claudio Parretti ~ HCPC Reg.
My name is Claudio Parretti, 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 long term 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.
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 work with Psychodynamic, Integrative and Cognitive models of treatment, and I'm interested in working with people from different backgrounds, nationalities and pathways of life. Any questions, please ask.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications, trainings & memberships:
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)
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)
Registered provider with the following insurance companies: AXA PPP, Aviva, Vitality
Currently, I work both within the NHS and privately. In terms of my private practice, I offer my clients either short-term or long-term individual therapy, depending on their needs and therapy goals.
As an associate of 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.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have delivered Mentalisation-Based therapy (MBT) programmes for 7+ years, providing individual and group MBT to clients living with the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other co-morbid complex needs. I also provide Parent-infant Psychotherapy for parents, who struggle to bond with their children.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Sessions can be offered in English, Spanish and Italian.|
Types of client