dr martina paglia

Dr Martina Paglia

Clinic Director | Psychologist Kensington & Chelsea


I am a highly qualified Private Clinical and Counselling Psychologist in Kensington & Chelsea, with excellent people skills, dedicated work ethic and committed to providing the highest standards of psychological services. I am registered with the leading professional organisations within my discipline and licensed to practise in the UK and Italy and Chartered with The Italian Psychological Society. My training is in Clinical, Community and Developmental Psychology, specifically including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, five distinct psychological therapies and lifespan development psychology.

My training has included various structured therapy programmes and counselling techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brainspotting Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mentalization-based Treatment (MBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Child Therapy, Parent-Infant Therapy, Parent-Child Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Schema Therapy, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP).

My education and clinical experience has provided me with a strong background in both individual and group psychological therapies. I am adept at assessment, consultation, counselling and therapy. I have years of experience working in leading institutions in the City of London, including the National Healthcare System, Local Authorities, Private Practice and Charities. My therapeutic experience covers working with under5s and their parents, children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties.


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Recent Blog Posts by Dr Martina Paglia

Is my Dad a narcissist? 10 signs to look out for and what to do

By Dr Martina Paglia | 18 August 2023

The term narcissism or narcissist is thrown around pretty frequently these days. The truth is, most of us exhibit at least one (or maybe more) of the common traits associated with narcissistic personality disorder, but that doesn’t mean we’re all […]

Is my dad an alcoholic? 10 signs to look out for and what to do

By Dr Martina Paglia | 4 August 2023

If you live with an alcoholic parent, sibling, spouse, or someone who struggles with alcohol use disorder, you’ve probably been emotionally, financially, or even physically impacted. Excessive use of alcohol for a long period of time can develop into Alcohol […]

Is my wife cheating? 10 signs to look out for and what to do 

By Dr Martina Paglia | 21 July 2023

What Is Cheating? Cheating, also known as in fidelity, is when a person in a monogamous romantic relationship has an emotional or sexual relationship with someone else without their partner’s consent. Infidelity, however, doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all definition. What one […]

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