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Last updated: 19 Apr 2020
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
I am a BPS Chartered Psychologist, an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist, a BACP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a Registered Psychologist and Psychotherapist with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine. I have over 20 years of clinical experience including the NHS, charity and private sectors working with people from all over the world on the understanding and management of a broad range of psychological, emotional, behavioural and professional problems and difficulties.
Areas of interest
I specialise in working with low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, panic, phobias, perfectionism, addictions, low self-confidence, trauma, relational difficulties, sexuality, parenting, work issues, illness, bereavement, creativity.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- The Psychologist: https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-31/april-2018/cosmological-questions
- King's College London Seminar: https://community.existentialanalysis.org.uk/event/phenomenology-and-the-arts
- British Association for Performing Arts Medicine: https://www.bapam.org.uk/arts-health-practitioners-in-focus-arts-specialist-psychologists-and-psychotherapists/
- Classical Music Magazine: https://www.rhinegold.co.uk/classical_music/health-wellbeing-performance-anxiety/
- Existential Reflections on Motherhood: https://community.existentialanalysis.org.uk/event/existential-reflections-on-motherhood-may-10th-10am-12noon
I have a special interest in depression, anxiety and occupational health and well-being.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Italian - Native or bilingual
I have a wide range of professional publications and conference presentations. These include:
Professor David Cotterrell in Conversation with Monia Brizzi. 16 June 2019. Creativity and Wellbeing Week.
Art and Anxiety: The Psychology of Creativity (2019) Art Talk. 6 March, University of Hertfordshire.
A Quantitative Report on Sexuality and Well-Being (2018) British Psychological Society (BPS) Psychology of Sexualities 20th Anniversary Conference 1998-2018: Reflecting Back, Looking Forwards. 6 July, BPS London Offices.
Cosmological Questions (2018) The Psychologist. British Psychological Society (BPS). April Issue, Vol. 31.
Cosmoscope Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium, Contemporary Art Practice (2017) University of Hertfordshire, 23 June.
A Phenomenological and Process Approach to Pattern and Meaning (2017) Interalia Magazine. February Issue.
Performance and Existence (2014) British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) Psychosocial Day. 15 November, BAPAM Office.
Human Science Research and Creativity’s Challenge to the Priority of the Subject in the Substantiation of Experience (2013) Creativity in Human Science Research, Methology and Theory. International Human Science Research (IHSR) Conference. 16 August, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Transience and Complexity (2012) Anarchy in the Organism: Cancer as a Complex System Wellcome Trust Symposium. 15 June, Wellcome Collection Conference Centre.
Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy as Human Science (2008) 26 February, Brighton Science Festival.
Psychosocial Perspectives on Health and Well-Being (2008) American Association for Behavioural and Social Sciences Annual Conference. 7 February, Las Vegas, USA.
Theorising Joy as Psychosocial Process (2007) 12th Biannual Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP) - Theoretical Psychology Beyond Borders: Transdisciplinarity and Internationalization. 20 June, York University, Toronto, Canada.
A Theoretical Interrogation of the Distinction Between 'Positive' and 'Negative' Affects Informed by the History and Philosophy of Psychology (2007) British Psychological Society, History and Philosophy of Psychology Section Annual Conference. 4 April, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.
Challenging Everyday Routinisations of the Emotional Feedback System (2006) 17 November, Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Heidegger and Joy (2005) Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 16 (2): 354-369.
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- British Psychological Society BPS 2007
Affiliations / memberships
Practitioner Psychologist registration (Counselling Psychologist), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC);
Chartered Psychologist registration, British Psychological Society (BPS);
Registered Member, British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy (BACP);
Registered Psychologist, European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA);
Registered Practitioner, British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM);
Professional Member, Society for Existential Analysis (SEA).
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Tel: 07737 821881