Dr Maria Luca

Counselling, Psychotherapy

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy

About me

I have worked for 12 years in Psychological therapies departments in the NHS, have supervised the clinical work of psychotherapists and counselling psychologists, have given talks on a number of psychological disorders internationally, published widely and teach at university on the subjects.

My extensive experience as a clinician for 20 years in the NHS and in private practice with a variety of disorders, as well as an academic have given me the competence to help people with all sorts of problems.

My approach to therapy is interpersonal/relational. It involves collaborating with clients, devising psychological formulations and using tools tested to be effective for the types of problems presented.
I am accredited as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor with UKCP and BACP. I am also an accredited Mediator and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). I have researched and published several articles in peer reviewed journals,edited two books and co-authored a book. My research has enhanced my approach.

Areas of interest

Anxiety & panic;
Sexual problems;
Sex addictions;
Relationship problems;
Psychosomatic problems;
mid-life crisis;
personality disorders
Medically unexplained symptoms

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (5-50)

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