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Dr Luciana Forzisi

Psychology

 

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Overview

Specialises in

  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

I'm Dr Luciana Forzisi, founder of COUCHLESS Psychology (www.couchless.org).

I'm a chartered clinical psychologist with more than 12 years of clinical experience in the UK, with specialist expertise in anxiety disorders, low mood and self-esteem problems, and interpersonal problems.

I have a 5-year doctoral degree in psychology, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from King's College London. I have also trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust / Anna Freud Centre and offer Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) and Cognitive Analytical Therapy.

I have been accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, the British Psychotherapy Council as a DIT and MBT Therapist, the British Psychological Society as a chartered clinical psychologist, and am a member of the Health and Care Professionals Council.

Before starting my private practice, I provided therapy for many years as part of the Southwark Psychological Therapies Service at the Maudsley Hospital, including specialist treatment for individuals experiencing depression or anxiety problems, for example: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Perfectionism and Health Anxiety. Previously, I worked at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) at the Maudsley Hospital. I also have extensive experience working with interpersonal difficulties, personality disorders and drug addictions.

My personal therapy style is warm, empathic, collaborative and geared towards building a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients. I am able to offer therapy in English (1st language) or Italian (fluent).

Dr Luciana Forzisi
www.couchless.org

Areas of interest

DEPRESSION & MOOD DISORDERS
Depression
Post-natal depression
Low self-esteem
Loss and bereavement
Bipolar disorder

ANXIETY DISORDERS
Social phobia
Generalised anxiety
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Specific phobias
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Body dysphormic disorder
Health anxiety
Panic disorder
Agoraphobia
Vomit phoia
Specific phobia

STRESS AND HEALTH-RELATED PROBLEMS
Work-related stress
Adjusting to changes in physical health
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic pain
Irritable bowel syndrome

INTERPERSONAL DIFFICULTIES
Personality disorders
Separation and divorce
Psychosexual issues
Anger management
Abuse and trauma

ADDICTION & COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS
Drug and alcohol abuse
Eating disorders
Internet addiction

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Rheumatological conditions

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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