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Rita works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. She has worked in the NHS for over 23 years across a variety of settings, including hospital, community and GP surgeries. Rita has extensive experience in assessing and treating adults with wide-ranging psychological difficulties of varying complexity, such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, OCD, depression, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia and trauma. She specialises in working with individuals who experience interpersonal difficulties and enduring and intense emotional dysregulation.
Rita has supervised Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists and Trainee Clinical Psychologists in the NHS for over 20 years. She has been a Liaison Tutor and has been involved in the selection of Clinical Psychology Trainees for the University College London Doctorate course for over 10 years. She has also been an external examiner for the Professional Clinical Psychology Doctorate course at University East London.
Rita draws upon evidence-based interventions using a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). Over the years, Rita has become increasingly more interested in developing and applying Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in her practise in response to the growing evidence indicating the benefits of cultivating compassion for psychological health and well being.
Rita feels it a privilege to assist others in their journey of personal development and growth. She offers a warm, understanding, non-judgemental approach, aimed at helping individuals make sense of their emotional difficulties, move toward their aspirations and improve their quality of life.
Rita is bilingual. She speaks English and Italian.
Areas of interest
Generalised Anxiety Disorder; Panic Disorder; Social Anxiety; Phobias; OCD; Depression; Bbipolar Affective Disorder; Schizophrenia; Trauma; Interpersonal Difficulties; Emotional Dysregulation
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Italian - Native or bilingual
Affiliations / memberships
HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist: PYL15831
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