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- Behavioural Couples Therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist running a private practice for adults, adolescents and children. I qualified as a Psychologist in 2000 and as an Interpersonal Psychotherapist in 2015. I worked in the NHS for over 13 years before fully dedicating my time to private practice.
I am trained in a range of evidence based therapies such as EMDR, CBT (including ‘Third waves CBT such as ACT - Acceptance and Committment Therapy and CFT - Compassion Focused Therapy), IPT and Psychodynamic.
My approach is collaborative, working at the right pace for the individual and with the utmost respect for the person’s privacy.
Please visit my website for more details www.drlauravilla.com
Areas of interest
My particular field of expertise is working with Trauma and PTSD, Depression and Work Related Stress, including working with people who face the challenges of being on sick leave and plan their return to work.
I have helped many individuals who faced stressful times due to change and transition both at a personal and professional level. This can be related to office, family, friendships or group dynamics; or individuals who were struggling to adjust to change, like relocating to a new city / country.
I provide treatment for Trauma, Depression (including Post-Natal); Low Mood; Interpersonal and Relationship Problems; Work-related Stress and Burnout; Adjustment Disorders; Anxiety; Panic; Phobia; OCD; Bereavement; Loss; Low Self-Esteem; Eating and Body Image Problems; Sexual Problems; Chronic Illness
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Neurological disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
PAST NHS POSTS:
East London NHS Trust
Senior Clinical Psychologist
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Talking Therapy Sevice
Adult Learning Disability Service
Oxleas NHS Trust
ASL Servizio ASSI - Milan, Italy
Interpersonal Therapy for depression; PTSD
Trauma; PTSD; Depression (including post-natal); Interpersonal and Relationships Issues (individual and couple work); Work-related Stress (including Return to Work interventions); Workplace well-being; Adjustment Disorders; Anxiety Disorders.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Italian - Native or bilingual
- Dr in Clinical and Community Psychology University of Turin - Italy 2000
- PG/Diploma in Psychoanalytical Observational Studies Tavistock & Portland and UEL 2004
- EMDR Part I and II EMDR WORKS 2013
- PG/Dip in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents University of Reading 2015
- EMDR Part III Richman EMDR Training 2017
- ACT in the workplace Russ Harris 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- Interpersonal Therapist, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Registered Practitioner with the health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Associate Fellow of the BPS (AFBPsS)
Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology
Registered Practitioner with Interpersonal Psychotherapy UK
Member of EMDR UK and Ireland
Member of ACBS
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.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: laura.villa1