Dr Alessandra De Acutis

Dr Alessandra De Acutis

Counselling Psychologist London

Dr Alessandra De Acutis Counselling Psychologist in London

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PsychD

Accreditation: Health and Care Profession Council, British Psychological Society, International Coach Federation

Locations at: London Marylebone & Online

Languages: English, Italian, Spanish & French

Fees: Individual Therapy (50 min.) £130; Couples/Family Therapy (50 min.) £150

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Counselling Psychologist London

Counselling Psychologist London

My Credentials

I am a Private Counselling Psychologist in London. I have been practising as a psychologist since 2003 and I gained experience in a number of settings such as: Two NHS Primary Care Services, a Psychotherapy Department, a Drug and Alcohol Team, a Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team and a psychiatric acute mental health ward and a Community Mental Health Recovery Service. In addition, I have also been working in the private sector since 2013, when I gained a Life/Business Coaching qualification, which is accredited to the International Coaching Federation. Since then, I have providing team coaching interventions within NHS teams in order to improve their effectiveness. Alongside this, I have also been working as a psychologist within a private clinic since 2014, providing psychological therapy to individual corporate clients and group stress management workshops within large corporate organisations. I am Chartered with the British Psychological Society and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

My Approach

I have been trained in seven different therapeutic approaches: Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Meriden Behavioural Family/Couple Therapy, Coaching Psychology and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. I predominantly use a CBT approach, but I tailor my approach and use different therapy tools according to your needs and readiness to change and to the research evidence around your presenting issues.

I am a believer in the importance of self-knowledge, understanding and self-compassion as the basis of one’s ability to make choices in life. My approach is in the here and now, but I do need to rewind back to your earlier life experiences at the start of therapy to understand and formulate hypotheses about the reasons for your current triggers and responses to life events.

I believe that you bring all the knowledge about yourself that is needed for us to collaboratively set goals for our sessions. We will review those goals regularly as your needs may change while you develop new awareness and insights into your current issues. I am passionate about seeing and bringing out the best in each person and I believe that everyone deserves a chance to live their life to their full potential. This is were I can blend coaching tools into my psychology practice once you feel that you are ready to take the challenge.

I take a positive, non-judgmental and encouraging approach and I work towards building a sustainable plan before the end of Therapy for you to continue making progress in your life on your own if you wish to do so. We can also plan follow up sessions to review this plan on a regular basis.

About Me

I enjoy exercise and I am proud to say that I run 4 full marathons in 4 years. I enjoy nature walks and I am also an experienced meditator. I love spending time with my family and going on days out with them. I like travelling to new countries and enjoy improving my languages skills.

I hold a GCSE in Spanish and I can speak fluent Italian (mother tongue) English (I have been in London uninterruptedly since 1997), Spanish and French. I can also speak conversational Portuguese and Russian. I have an interest in Religion and Spirituality and how to integrate those into therapy and I conducted and wrote my own Doctoral Research Study on this topic whilst training as a psychologist.


I am a Private Counselling Psychologist in London specialised in psychological therapies for adults, couples, families and teenagers.

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I went to see a psychologist at the International Psychology Clinic when I was in the process of weaning off anti-depressants and found that they were very able to help me. I was very pleased with the psychologist I saw and would recommend this business highly.”
- Sam

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If you are looking for the best psychologist ever, your search is over. I can confidently recommend this practice. Martina has a quality that is rare in a person and deserves all the success she gets.”
- Grace

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The doctor I saw helped me recover from my divorce. I am very grateful for his knowledge and his guidance and would recommend him to anyone as a committed, highly knowledgeable and professional psychologist who gets results.”
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Dr Martina Paglia really helped me go through a difficult period. I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with panic attacks.”
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Exceptional psychologist. Highly skilled, very considerate and professional.”
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