Désirée Scarpellini

Désirée Scarpellini

Chilterns CBT
St Mary's Court

07762 606 367

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About me

Are you having a difficult time?

I am trained to support you to clarify what you need, and how you can find a meaningful way forward.

My name is Désirée Scarpellini, I am an experienced psychologist with more than ten year's experience of providing psychological therapy in the private sector.

I provide confidential time-limited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and open-ended integrative psychotherapy in the Chilterns, South Buckinghamshire and online.

  • I offer therapy online (Video Therapy with 'Zoom' Video conferencing) and in a consulting room ('person to person').
  • I work with adults (over 17 years)
  • I work with individuals and couples

Whilst I work with a range of presentations, I have two specialist areas of interest:

  • I am skilled at supporting people to get the most out of their relationships with partners including conflict resolution and overcoming gridlock.
  • I am skilled at enabling the cultivation of a peaceful relationship with processes such as worry, rumination, obsessions, compulsions, panic and anxiety.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Status (membership number 170347); I am qualified and registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC Registration number: PYL30687); I also adhere to codes of ethics, training and conduct expected from a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

I hold current Professional Liability and Indemnity Insurance, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (EDBS) certification and I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as a data controller.

A prerequisite of my professional registration is that I meet regularly with a clinical 'supervisor', and that I undertake ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Regular meetings with an experienced clinical supervisor are considered a means to ensuring consistency of practice and clinical safety. My commitment attending professional training (CPD) is a means to honouring my commitment to lifelong learning and refining my competencies as a psychological therapist.

Private and Public Sector Experience:

I have more than ten years' postgraduate experience in the private sector as a contractor with Harley Therapy, 1-7 Harley Street, London.

Previous to my private work, I gained several years' postgraduate honorary clinical experience within the organisations detailed below:

  • Stepping Stones Clinic, Psychological Therapies Team, Oxleas NHS Trust
  • Psychology Unit, HIV Medicine Royal Free Hospital
  • Older Person's Community Mental Health Team, N.E. London Mental Health Trust
  • Samaritans

My Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology – London Metropolitan University
  • Master of Science in Counselling Psychology – London Metropolitan University
  • Person-Centred Counselling Certificate - London Metropolitan University
  • Postgraduate Conversion Diploma in Psychology – London Metropolitan University
  • Bachelor of Arts with 1st Class Honours in Theatre Studies (Design) – Central School of Speech & Drama
  • Bachelor of Arts with 2nd Class Honours, 1st Division in Philosophy – Bristol University

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Thursday Clinic
  • Thursday Clinic
  • BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • BACP Registered


How much does it cost?

50 minutes individual therapy £80.00

60 minutes couples therapy £100.00

Maps & Directions

Amersham, HP7 0UT

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


My clinic is open on weekdays. I have some availability for video therapy sessions in the evening.

Types of client

Young people