Dr Martina Paglia

Dr Martina Paglia

Clinical Director

Clinical Counselling Psychologist Kensington & Chelsea

Dr Martina Paglia clinical psychologist london

Qualifications: B.Psych (Hons), MSc Psych, MA (Dist.), Psy.D, HCPC Reg

Accreditation: Health and Care Profession Council, EMDR UK & Ireland

Locations at: London Kensington & Online

Languages: English, Italian, French & Spanish

Fees: Individual Therapy (50 min.) £170; Couples/Family Therapy (50 min.) £180; Coaching & Business Consultations (60 min.): £250

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Private Psychologist in Kensington & Chelsea

Private Psychologist in Kensington & Chelsea

My Credentials

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 12 year training qualifies me as a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Clinical and Community Psychology from the Salesian Pontifical University of Rome, and an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies from the Tavistock and Portman, accredited by the University of East London. I passed the Licensing Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (Psy.D) at La Sapienza University of Rome. I attended a course on working with people with eating disorders and body dysmorphia and a preclinical psychodynamic and systemic training on work with children, adolescents and families at the Tavistock and Portman. I completed a training in Schema Therapy at the Schema Therapy Institute and a training in EMDR at EMDR Academy. I am currently undertaking a PhD in infant mental health and parent-infant psychotherapy at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex.

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.

My Approach

I have been in this profession throughout my career, generating and integrating scientific and professional knowledge and skills to improve the professional practice of psychology and human welfare. It is a field I feel extremely passionate about. I find great reward in seeing my clients successfully complete treatment and make profound, significant and positive changes in their lives.

My training has included various structured therapy programmes and counselling techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), 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.

My recent work includes interventions in cases of anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorders, dysfunctional family issues, neurodevelopmental issues, learning disabilities, self-harm, eating disorders, suicide and parental abuse. I am highly skilled in assessing and treating severe psychological disorders, especially avoidant and borderline personality disorder as well as addiction and eating disorders.

Throughout my training and employment, I have consistently provided my clients with the highest quality of care and treatment possible, regardless of the situation. I am able to perform swift and accurate assessments, even in emergency situations, and have strong experience in crisis intervention and risk management. I pride myself on my ability to engage with clients who present with anger issues, eating disorders, addictive and impulsive behaviours, as well as with histories of emotional, interpersonal and behavioural difficulties.

About Me

I love to travel and am now particularly interested to see more of South America and South East Asia. I practice hot yoga regularly and also love jogging and exercise.


I am a Private Psychologist in Kensington & Chelsea specialised in psychological therapies for adults, children, couples, families and teenagers.

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Recent Reviews

Highly Recommended ★★★★★

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

5* therapist ★★★★★

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

Top service ★★★★★

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.”
- Elen

Great support ★★★★★

Dr Martina Paglia really helped me go through a difficult period. I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with panic attacks.”
- Ashley

Good therapist ★★★★★

I had a positive experience of therapy with Dr Martina Paglia. She is a great therapist and really cares about her clients.”
- Anna

Feel much better ★★★★★

I feel much better since I started therapy with Dr Martina Paglia. She always seems to know the right questions to ask to find out what was worrying me.”
- Michael

Thank you! ★★★★★

Dr Russo is very helpful, respectful, and knowledgeable. I saw some real changes in me that I couldn't get with many others.”
- Charlotte

My sessions were excellent! ★★★★★

Exceptional psychologist. Highly skilled, very considerate and professional.”
- Andrea

Excellent service ★★★★★

Great doctor, listened to all my problems and was really helpful. I can sincerely recommend Dr Russo to others as well.”
- Kim

Great service ★★★★★

The service provided to me by Dr Trotta was great. I have enjoyed it a lot; super deep professionalism as well as lots of resolutions tips given to me; in 1 word I have been given a top service.”
- Mark
Recent Blog Posts by Dr Martina Paglia

Recent Blog Posts by Dr Martina Paglia

Post Vacation Blues: How To Beat Them

By Dr Martina Paglia | 2 September 2019

This article will focus on how to beat the post vacation blues. Getting back to work after a fulfilling vacation is always a challenging experience for everyone. In fact, some compare this feeling of going back to school after holidays …

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Mindfulness Techniques for Anxiety, Anger and Depression

By Dr Martina Paglia | 12 July 2019

1. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a process in the field of psychology that brings the attention of an individual to an experience that is occurring at the present moment, which an individual can develop through the practice of contemplation …

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The Benefits of Couples Therapy

By Dr Martina Paglia | 5 July 2019
Couples Therapy in London | Marriage Counselling London

Many people think that couple therapy is a last resort that should be done to only couples with serious issues. People assume that only couples with problems need couple therapy but the truth is that, every couple needs couple therapy …

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