Dr Desiree Scarpellini

Dr Desiree Scarpellini
BPS Chartered Psychologist Info

Counselling Psychologist

BA(Hons)Phil, GradDipPsych, MSc Counselling Psychology.

Desiree is a counselling psychologist practising mainly within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework. She is also trained in person-centred, psychodynamic, systemic and integrative approaches. Desiree has worked with adults, older adults (over 65), couples and groups, within a variety of NHS settings. This has involved short, medium and long-term therapy for a range of problems with varying severity.

Desiree has an interest in mindfulness-based approaches, including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). She has experience in working with anxiety, abuse, alcohol and substance misuse, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, general health problems, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual problems, sexual health and problems associated with HIV infection, sleep disorders and stress management.

Desiree has a doctorate and a Master’s degree in counselling psychology, and a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy. She is a practitioner psychologist with a specialist interest in embodiment, the psychology of physical activity, exercise and ‘mind-body’ regimens, and the practitioner-client relationship across healing modalities that involve close client-practitioner contact.

Desiree is a chartered counselling psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the government's statutory regulating authority for psychologists to ensure they meet national standards of training, professional skills and behaviours. To check practitioner registration, please use the following link: http://www.hpc-uk.org/check/

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