My Approach to Helping
After having taught for 7 years at the Faculty of Psychology of an Italian private University, I moved to Northern Ireland where I founded Athena Mental Health which I now direct as the CEO.
We offer psychotherapy services and postgraduate training for the licensing of private mental health professionals.
I am a Fellow of the National Council of Psychotherapists (UK) where I lead the Ethics Committee and offer my services as a Supervisor. At my office in Dromore and once a week in a private medical clinic in Hillsborough, I treat adults, families, and couples. I provide my services both in person and online.
My approach is both conservative towards the identity of a person and integrative in relation to the modalities I choose for the treatment. I believe that each one of us is unique and different, so therapy must be tailored on the specific needs of every new client seeking help. My way of working is structured and systematic. A plan is designed and agreed with the client before even opening their folders. I work in cycles of sessions which can last anywhere between 3 months and 1 year.
Confidentiality and protection of my clients’ privacy is a fundamental part of my work.
I often organize behavioural experiments to promote a new form of social therapy which my clients usually like to participate in, and which empowers their journey towards recovery.
I offer two innovative psychological treatments: virtual reality exposure therapy and cranial electrotherapy stimulation, both within a psychoanalytic setting.