About me

I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist, which involved rigorous academic and clinical training over six years of full-time study, research, and clinical placements within the National Health Service. I currently hold a position as a Clinical Psychologist in a psychiatric hospital. My role involves supporting adults with severe and enduring mental health problems, such as treatment-resistant schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, depression, anxiety, and complex trauma.

I believe the therapeutic relationship is essential to helping people explore and understand themselves. Therefore, I aim to create an open and trusting rapport with each client in therapy as they make sense of their experiences and work towards their goals. I work with clients using evidence-based approaches such as CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness.

It is a big decision to undertake psychological therapy. Whether decided or undecided, please feel free to get in contact to talk through your options without obligation. I receive ​Monday to Friday, 5 - 8pm. I offer therapy in English and Italian.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • The British Psychological Society (BPS) - Clinical Psychologist
  • The Health and Care Professions Council - Clinical Psychologist
  • Order of Italian Psychologists - Clinical Psychologist ​

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


From £60.00 to £80.00
Free initial online session


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Further information

  • Payment methods accepted: bank transfer.

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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Maria Francesca Ciotta

Maria Francesca Ciotta