Dr Desiree ScarpelliniACT psychologist
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My name is Dr Desiree Scarpellini, I am a professionally-trained, experienced listener and agent for change.
I have been offering confidential psychotherapy and counselling to adult individuals, couples and groups for over a decade.
I am committed to offering a safe and non-judgemental therapeutic environment online and in-person. However, face to face therapy is currently suspended until further notice in context of Covid-19 restrictions.
Therapy with me is formulated around you and your needs; I offer open-ended sessions, time-limited therapy sessions, as well as 'ad hoc' or one-off consultations.
Please note: Therapy is not a magic wand. Your commitment to the process is of utmost importance.
It is also important that you take time choose the therapist that is a good fit for you—someone you can trust, who keeps you in mind, and who makes you feel supported and understood.
As a therapist, I view therapy as a collaborative relationship and as such I will be expecting you to be working with me throughout the process so that you leave with a sense of ownership over the changes that you achieve in this context.
I specialise in helping my clients to identify and achieve personal development goals (e.g. self-awareness, compassion, mindfulness, emotion regulation), to overcome mental health problems, and to find fulfilment in relationships that matter.
My broad aims can be described in the following way:
1. To offer a consistent, confidential and validating space.
2. To support you with making sense of and/or overcoming distressing mental health presentations or repetitive cycles.
3. To help with identifying what matters to you, so that you enact behaviours that enhance your life in personally meaningful ways.
4. To provide a space where you can gain a sense of expertise with taking good care of yourself and your relationships.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Service: Individual Therapy
50 minute appointments inclusive fllow-up materials: £100.00
Service: Couple Therapy
50 minute consultation inclusive questionnaires and follow-up materials: £150.00
Payment System: Advance payment is required to secure appointments.
In order to schedule an appointment, please email or message me so that I can discuss your needs and preferences, and my availability and intake process. Once you join my clinic, you will have access to my clinical diary and can use your account to book, reschedule or cancel appointments. Scheduled appointments are secured by completing payment using Stripe, a secure online payment processing system, 48 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment.
Email me directly should you require further information: [email protected]
Training and qualifications
I have been working as a Chartered Psychologist for over a decade providing confidential, time-limited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and open-ended integrative psychotherapy in Amersham, South Buckinghamshire and online (Video Therapy).
My practice is informed by the ethical and professional guidelines of the following professional bodies:
The British Psychological Society (BPS) Membership number: 170347
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration number: PYL30687
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Member number 00930052
I hold current Professional Liability and Indemnity Insurance, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (EDBS)
I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as a data controller.