How it Works
The International Psychology Clinic is an innovative approach to mental healthcare that actually eliminates language and cultural barriers. Let's clarify that: our mission is to make your experience of therapy as easy and flexible as possible. Being an expatriate in a new environment is hard work, but we got you covered.
Recent research in the field of psychology shows a high incidence of affective and adjustment disorders among the expatriate community. Individuals with adjustment disorders at interview showed a significant positive correlation with four stressors: occupational anxiety, home country anxieties, acculturation and physical ill-health. One of the main reasons why expats are vulnerable to mental health problems is their separation from relatives and friends whilst living overseas. Loved ones provide a support network that is great in times of crisis. However, when you live abroad the distance between you and your relatives and friends makes things difficult.
In addition, seeking support in the new environment is not easy for two big reasons: language and cultural barriers to seeking and accessing psychological support. The International Psychology Clinic offers a 100% confidential service in your language by a native English speaking therapist who has the added advantage of cultural competency - so there are no misunderstandings.
Here's how it works:
STEP 1: Read our FAQs Page or Watch our Information Videos
We think it's important to ask a lot of questions when you are researching a mental healthcare company. We truly believe that the more educated you are, the less questions you will have, and the less time you have to spend being worried about what is going on with your mental health. Our communication from day one is always pro active. We want to answer the questions you didn’t even know you had. Please read through some of the most common questions we receive from new clients by visiting our FAQs Page. Alternatively, you can watch our Information Videos available on our FAQs Videos Page.
STEP 2: Get in Touch
If the FAQs list doesn’t answer your question, please feel free to Contact Us with your question and we will get back to you within 1 working day. If you would like to make a booking or an enquiry, please call us on +44 (0)20 71836757 | +39 06 21129065 (Lines are open Mon-Fri 8.30am – 6.30pm BST / 9.30am – 7.30pm CEST) or fill out the enquiry form on our Contact Page. Alternatively, you can also book an appointment with the London, Milan or Rome Psychologist of your choice directly online by using our online booking system on our Book Online Page. Please note that consultations with our Psychologists are by prepaid appointments only.
STEP 3: Speak with the Clinical Director
Still not sure if therapy is for you? We are the only private therapy service in London, Milan & Rome that offers a 100% confidential free consultation with the Clinical Director to all new clients. Book a free 15-min. telephone chat with Dr Martina Paglia to discuss your needs and match you with the right therapist by clicking on the scheduling page below. You can use this consultation to assess your needs and suitability for therapy. Some times this initial chat is just what you need to reassure you that you don't need to start psychological therapy. Other times it can be useful to discuss your concerns and questions you may have. During this initial telephone chat you can provisionally book an appointment with the director or another therapist of your choice. You then need to confirm your booking for your first therapy session with our dedicated admin team. You will receive an appointment offer letter via email with instructions on how to complete your booking.