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Last updated: 22 May 2020
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Dr Stefania, a Chartered Consulting Psychologist, specializes in: stress management, CBT, coaching, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep difficulties.
She has worked in a variety of organisational and medical settings – she held the position of an honorary consultant for the Maudsley Hospital; counselling psychologist for HMP Brixton; Business and Life Coach, art therapist, specialist lecturer in CBT and stress management, and editor for an international mental health website, writing and publishing articles on depression, stress and anxiety. Dr Stefania has made media appearances as a stress expert; presented on Newsround, and discussed stress in the Wall Street Journal Europe, Asia Credit News, and City AM. She has reviewed a number of books in her field of stress coaching and has contributed a chapter to an international book on CBT. Dr Stefania has developed an innovative self-coaching stress manual for the middle management population.
Fifteen years ago, she started her work with blue chip organisations in the areas of investment banking, insurance, and law, with a specialisation in stress management, cognitive coaching, leadership skills, communication skills, and anxiety and anger management. Part of her work is also working with children, adolescents, and schools.
She works from her consulting room in the City and also carries out SKYPE and other ONLINE sessions across the UK and globally.
Apart from CBT and working with stress, anxiety and depression, her work also includes carrying out psychological assessments/psychometric testing: IQ testing; Memory testing; Testing for ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia; Personality testing; Coping styles analysis.
Areas of interest
Stress; Burnout; Anxiety disorders; Phobias; Panic disorders; Bereavement; Depression; Trauma; Self esteem / confidence; OCD; insomnia and other sleep difficulties as a result of stress and anxiety.
Stress; Anxiety; Burnout; Insomnia
Invited speaker at the 1st International Coaching Psychology Conference (the British Psychological Society) 2006
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Croatian - Native or bilingual
“A cognitive-behavioural self-help approach to stress management and prevention at work: a randomized controlled trial” Journal of The Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (2007)
“Psychotherapy sought for City's stressed highfliers”
Asia Credit News; December 2010; Top News
Shrinks in the City: Wall Street Journal Europe, 2010
Wellbeing in the City; City AM; November 2010
Ask the Experts: Ten ways to make your job less stressful this January; City AM; January 2010
“Recent Advances in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Traumatized Children and Teenagers”
Courses offered to GPs
Stress management; Insomnia
- Doctorate Degree in Psychology University of Essex 2007
- PPDipCounsPsych London Metropolitan University 2003
- REBT Albert Institute New York 2008
- EMDR EMDR Europe 2010
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology; Member of the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies;
Affiliate and Founder Member of the Association for Coaching;
Member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology;
Member of the Society for Coaching Psychology
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine;
Member of the Croatian Psychological Society.
- Grbcic Consultancy
- 10:00 - 17:00
- 07834 165168
- Grbcic Consultancy
- 09:30 - 17:00
- 07834 165168
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.
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Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: st.grb