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Last updated: 15 Apr 2020
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Mindfulness based CBT
I approach therapy with a kind, honest, and non-judgemental approach and embark on a therapeutic journey with my clients which is based on their individual needs. I focus on nurturing their skills of self-awareness and compassion, to enable them to face what they perceive is painful and to better understand the meaning of their problems. I aim to support clients to develop the courage to make sustainable changes and reconnect with what is personally meaningful for them.
Areas of interest
I work with people from different cultural backgrounds who experience a range of difficulties such as:
stress; burnout; depression; anxiety; low self-esteem; low self-confidence; work-related issues; loss & bereavement; lack of satisfaction in life; adjustment to physical health problems; trauma; & psychosis.
In the private sector I have extensive experience working with professionals in the City of London from Financial, Media, Legal, Consultancy and Academic sectors who are struggling with problems related to organisational pressures; stress; burnout; anxiety; depression; & relationships.
In the NHS I specialised in working in Early Intervention Services with people with psychosis & schizophrenia and supporting family members & carers in their caregiving roles. I also worked with parents & carers with perinatal mental health problems such as postnatal anxiety; depression; loss of a child;& to help them develop strong bonds with their babies.
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- City Psychology Group Longcroft House 2/8 Victoria Avenue London EC2M 4NS
- 0330 333 2323
- 020 8711 5444
Compassion Focused Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Mindfulness based therapies
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Maltese - Fluent
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Attard, A. & Coulson, N. S. (2012). A thematic analysis of patient communication in Parkinson’s disease online support group discussion forums. Computers in Human Behavior; 28, 500–506. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2011.10.022
B.Psy (Hons) dissertation entitled: 'The shaking palsy: Living with Parkinson’s disease' was presented as a poster for the 7th Malta Medical School Conference and published in the Malta Medical Journal in issue MMJ 21 (2009); 99:68-127.
- Bachelor in Psychology University of Malta 2009
- Masters in Applied Neuropsychology University of Nottingham 2010
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology University of Birmingham 2015
Affiliations / memberships
HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist
British Psychological Society
EMDR Association UK & Ireland