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Alice Fiorica is the best Female Psychologist and CBT Therapist with English and Italian Languages on Earthhcpc

Alice Fiorica - Clinical Director

Introduction

Hi, I am Alice, I am the founder and clinical director of Crossroads Psychology.


I am a HCPC registered Psychologist, a BABCP registered CBT therapist, an ACBS registered ACT Therapist, a Success Coach and a Mindfulness Teacher.


I have over 20 years experience in working in public health services, charities, councils and in private practice both in the UK and in Italy.


In my work I integrate the proven effectiveness of CBT and the latest research on personal development and success, with the benefits of the moment by moment awareness of Mindfulness and the values oriented work of ACT.


The aim is to move forward in life by identifying unhelpful behavioural and cognitive patterns and changing what is stopping you from living a full and meaningful life. Being that self critical thoughts, difficult emotions, traumas or childhood issues.

My Approach

Therapy as well as life is for me a journey of self discovery and self improvement. I greatly value the opportunity to be a companion and a support on your journey.


Together we will identify where you want to go in life and what you want to achieve with therapy. We will also identify what has got in your way up to now or is still affecting you in living the life you want to live.


I’ll be on your side to help you understand the unique message each emotion brings and to help you in developing behaviours that acknowledge the difficulty, whist still moving forward in your chosen direction.


We will use a combination of CBT, Mindfulness, ACT and Coaching to identify your values and the life you want to live, creating a Mindful awareness and a different relation with your thought and feeling, while changing unhelpful behaviours into values driven effective action that will help you achieve your goals in life.


We will address any issue in an open and supportive way.

About Me

I graduated in Clinical and Social Psychology from the University of Padua, Italy in 2002 and I was a registered psychologist in Italy between 2003 and 2008. Since moving to the UK I trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) at Royal Holloway University, London, in ACT  (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), in Mindfulness and in Coaching for Success.


You can expect a therapy that is both practical and reflective, delivered with empathy, collaboration and compassion in a non judgmental, safe space that you can own.


I firmly believe in the power of a good therapeutic relationship to maximise the benefits of specific psychological techniques.

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Ilaria Bonoldi is the best Female Consultant Psychiatrist with English and Italian LanguagesGMC

Ilaria Bonoldi - Consultant Psychiatrist - English and Italian

Introduction

I’m a substantive Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS, and a Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College of London. I do my private practice at Crossroads Psychology exclusively Online.


I am skilled in the management of a broad range of psychiatric problems, both minor and severe.

In addition to my availability to assess and manage common problems such as stress, anxiety and depression, I have a special interest in bipolar and psychosis, ranging from early prodromal state, to treatment resistant illness. I have particular experience in the assessment, early detection and management of a variety of emerging psychiatric disorders in young adults.


I am also experienced in the management of chronic complex psychotic disorders and offer second and third line treatments for difficult to treat illnesses. I also offer ADHD assessments to adults.


I have 12 years experience working in the field of psychiatry.In the NHS I work as a substantive consultant psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust for TREAT (Treatment Review and Assistance Team), a specialist Service for patients with difficult to manage psychotic symptoms and side effects from treatment, complex physical comorbidities and treatment resistant psychosis.


I have also worked for several years with patients with emerging psychosis, in the community. I led the set up of the early detection for psychosis team (OASIS) for young adults in Croydon and Lewisham.

My Approach

I have deep respect and genuine interest in people’s unique personal story and suffering from their own point of view. I treat my patients’ privacy and confidentiality very seriously. I offer a non judgemental approach, empathic understanding and a professional yet warm support.


I strive to identify and strengthen personal resilience and I deeply believe that when suffering is not denied, but faced with the right support, it can even become an enriching human experience.


I have a holistic understanding of mind and body and aim to support the person as a whole.


I always involve my patients in decisions regarding their treatment and discuss with them pros and cons of possible management strategies, including medications, which I only offer when clinically indicated, after careful assessments of potential risks and benefits.

About Me

I trained in Medicine and in Surgery at the University of Pavia, in Italy. The faculty of medicine in this university is one of the oldest worldwide and the top in Italy.


I graduated in 2007 (110/110 cum laude). I then qualified in Psychiatry in 2012 (50/50 cum laude).


My passion for a holistic approach to care led me to deepen my scientific knowledge conducting a PhD at the University of Pavia, investigating the relationship between psychopathology and neurobiology, which I completed in 2016.


The desire to expand my cultural horizons motivated me to obtain a Clinical Research Attachment to one of the most prestigious training and research centre in Psychiatry worldwide: the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.


Since then, I dedicated to the study of psychiatric disturbances, maintaining a position in the same Institute, while working in the NHS as a Consultant Psychiatrist for the South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust.


My research activities led to publish original articles in high impact factor peer-reviewed journals, win prizes, present at international conferences and write books.


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Valeria Maccioni is the best Psychologist with English and Italian LanguagesHCPC

Valeria Maccioni- Psychologist - English and Italian

Introduction

I am a registered Psychologist with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), with extensive training in a range of psychological approaches, in particular cognitive models.


I have over 15 years experience working in mental health providing psychological assessments and treatments to adults in general hospital environment, psychiatric units, forensic setting and private practice.


My main interests include mood and anxiety disorders, stress, grief, low self-esteem and trauma.


I have worked extensively using mindfulness-based interventions with both individual clients and staff support groups within the NHS.I am currently employed by SLAM (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) as a senior psychologist in a mental health team.



My Approach

I work with clients offering both brief and longer term therapy in a warm and supportive space in which to explore recent or more long-standing emotional suffering.


I do believe that through the establishment of a therapeutic relationship based on trust and genuineness we can work collaboratively focusing on the difficulties with which you are struggling at this specific moment and the changes you wish to make.


By assuming an attitude of curiosity, we will not only look at how your difficulties developed, but mainly at what maintains them, exploring and creating more helpful strategies and ways of living more meaningfully.


About Me

My choice to become a psychologist was influenced by a passion for the helping professions and an attitude of enquiring, which helped me to develop a critical way of thinking and questioning throughout my career.


After obtaining the Chartered Status as a Psychologist in Italy in 2004 I had the opportunity to work in different mental health services.


I also attended numerous courses to enhance my psychological knowledge and expertise, including a 3-year PGdiploma in group psychotherapy at the Middlesex University in London, 2-year PGdiploma in systemic thinking and practice accredited by AFT (Association of Family Therapy) and numerous cognitive behavioural therapy courses for specific disorders.


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Daphne Capobianco is the best Female Psychologist and CBT Therapist with English and Italian LanguagesHCPC

Daphne Capobianco- Psychologist & CBT Therapist- English and Italian

Introduction

I am a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Profession Council).


I am also an accredited BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) CBT therapist. I work part-time as a CBT therapist for the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, providing psychological therapy to individuals experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, stress and burnout.

My Approach

I take a flexible approach, integrating various therapeutic schools of thought to better tailor therapy to individual needs.


I draw upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, clinical applications of the Attachment Theory, Person-Centred Theory, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

About Me

I studied and started working as a psychologist in Italy ten years ago. I moved to Brighton in 2016 to have an experience abroad. I fell in love with the city atmosphere and permanently moved here. As a psychologist, I have come across many unique life experiences that have significantly contributed to my personal and professional development.


I am particularly passionate about the long-term consequences of traumatic experiences, including abuse and neglect. As a therapist who primarily believes that a secure attachment is a decisive protective factor in traumatic life experiences, I greatly value the therapeutic relationship to build a safe space and promote changes.


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HCPC

Nadia Nadezda- Psychologist & CBT Therapist- English

Introduction

I am qualified Doctor of Clinical Psychology with a significant clinical experience with a cross section of clients from varying backgrounds, and an experienced Executive & Performance Coach/Mentor.

Registered (HCPC) Clinical Psychologist

BABCP Accredited CBT Psychotherapist

EMCC accredited Executive & Performance Coach and Mentor

University Lecturer

Critical Incident Staff Support Service trained group facilitator

Award: European Certificate in Psychotherapy – EAP (2005)


I am also an accredited BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) CBT therapist. I work part-time as a CBT therapist for the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, providing psychological therapy to individuals experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, stress and burnout.

My Approach

As a Clinical Psychologist and BABCP/ EAP accredited psychotherapist, I use evidence-based therapies, mainly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and third wave therapies (DBT, ACT, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) as well as Mentalisation Based Therapy and psychodynamic approaches for specific mental health problems.

About Me

I have gained significant clinical experience when working with clients with a variety of mental health problems and a diverse background including GAD, health anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, OCD, depression, PTSD, drug & alcohol misuse, dual diagnosis, neurodevelopmental disorders, personality disorders, severe mental health problems including schizophrenia and BPAD, and everyday problems (relationships, coping with problems, health conditions, major life changes, bereavement and loss).


I can offer a range of evidence-based psychological approaches and a person tailored therapy. I also provide emotional support and coaching & mentoring for clients and staff. I maintain a strong commitment to continual professional development to offer best service to all clients.

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HCPC

Kaan Altan- Psychologist & CBT Therapist- English & Turkish

Introduction

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, and a EMDR therapist with fourteen years of experience working in the NHS.

During that time, I had the privilege of supporting individuals across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults), couples, and families. In addition, I have worked in various mental health settings, including primary care (Improving Access to Psychological Services, IAPT), inpatient settings, forensic mental health services and community mental health teams. As such, I have experience of working with mild to more severe long-standing difficulties and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.


My Approach

In my therapeutic work, I use a range of psychological approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).


About Me

I appreciate differences (e.g., ethnicity, sexuality, culture) and strives to create a safe and compassionate space to support people in living the best version of their lives. I am passionate about helping individuals navigate their challenges and find healing and growth in their lives. I hope to offer a warm, non-judgemental space where you can collaboratively explore difficulties and develop a person-centred plan to work towards therapeutic goals.


My Memberships
HCPC

Aynur Yalcin- Psychologist and EMDR Therapist- English & Turkish

Introduction

I am a HCPC registered Clinical and Community Psychologist who works in the NHS, and as a teaching fellow at UCL. I have over 14 years of clinical experience working in the NHS and I have supported individuals, families and staff as well as being involved in providing strategic and service development support. I have extensive clinical experience of working in a wide range of NHS settings across the life span including primary care (IAPT) and secondary care (community mental health teams) and young people’s services. I have had the privilege of supporting clients with a wide range of mental health difficulties from a wide range of diverse backgrounds.


My Approach

I work using an integrated approach that is catered to your needs and goals. I draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), systemic therapy and narrative therapy. I am a fully trained EMDR Therapist (Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing).

 

I support people who might be stuck in emotions ranging from anxiety, depression to trauma and life transitions. My aim is to take you on a journey of discovery to help you make sense of your difficulties. We might spend the first few sessions thinking more deeply about how these difficulties have developed identifying stuck points and then collaboratively work on ways to help you take more control towards a preferred version of yourself.


About Me

I strongly believe our identity and experiences are shaped by our histories, culture, ethnicity, gender and social context. Therefore, I aim to incorporate these factors into therapy and the space we share together. As a second generation, Turkish female I appreciate difference (for example ethnicity, race, culture, gender) and strive to foster a safe and compassionate space to enable people to shape their life towards a preferred direction. I am passionate about supporting people to heal from difficult memories and emotions, through connecting to resilience to enhance quality of life and promote development and growth.

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Daniela Zummo is the best Female Educational Psychologist, Educational Needs Assessments with English and Italian LanguagesHCPC

Daniela Zummo, Educational Psychologist, Educational Needs Assessments in English and Italian

Introduction

I am a HCPC registered Educational and Forensic Psychologist. I am currently working for Local Authorities and in private practice as Educational Psychologist.



I am supporting children and their families with learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties. In my professional role I provide cognitive and learning assessment, executive functions assessment as well as consultation for Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP.) I speak English, Italian and Romanian and have assessed and supported many bilingual children.

My Approach

I believe that every child is different, for this reason I adopt a holistic and strength-based approach to each child’s individual case, assessing them using different tools, which may include:


·       Consultations with the child’s parents/carers and teachers.

·       Observations of the child in his environment such as classroom, playground or at home

·       Conversation with the child, one-to-one work and play

·       Standardised tests to check the development of the child’s thinking and learning skills, and to gain an insight into their strengths and relative difficulties.

About Me

I graduated in Developmental and Educational Psychology from the University of Palermo, Italy in 2005. My early career was spent in private practice in Italy, where I specialised in child psychology and forensic psychology. I worked as expert witness in court and specialised in the psychoeducational evaluation of children and adolescents facing difficulty, including cognitive abilities, academic achievement, socio-emotional behavioural functioning and speech and language.


Since 2017, I have worked as Educational Psychologist for different Local Authorities in the UK. I have extensive experience working with neurotypical and neurodiverse children and young people in mainstream schools, alternative education settings, home-schooling programs providing a high level of statutory assessment and consultation for schools and parents.


I have a special interest in developmental disorders (ASD, ADHD) and how to support children’s emotional, social and learning development. I am also interested in High Learning Potential (HLP) and Dual or Multiple Exceptionality (DME) children.

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Katia Toffanello is the best Female Clinic Administrator in UK

Katia Toffanello - Clinic Administrator

Introduction

I have spent almost half of my life in England where I have had the chance to work and develop abilities and strengths in different work environments.


I have started my career as an accountant in Italy in 2000 and expanded my experiences in hospitality and sales in England where I have gained excellent customer service, organizational and administrative skills.

I love to use my knowledge and experience to simplify our clients’ life and increase their profitability, and I work hard to make sure I meet their administrative needs and exceed their expectations.


Through my personal life I have also gained an advance knowledge of autism, psychology and mental health and I am delighted to work in an environment where I can support the hard work of professionals striving to improve the life of patients getting through tough times.


I am looking forward to welcoming to the clinic and assisting you in your time with us.