Dr Martina Paglia clinical psychologist london

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

Recent Blog Posts by Dr Martina Paglia

How to Be an Optimistic Realist

By Dr Martina Paglia | 22 January 2021
how to be an optimistic realist

The proverbial glass of water is neither half-full nor half-empty, it’s both — that is realism. Optimism is the inclination of a person to focus on praising and beneficial sides of incidents and to expect the most favourable outcomes. It …

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The Psychology Behind Cheating

By Dr Martina Paglia | 18 January 2021
The Psychology Behind Cheating

Around one in five British people admit that they’ve had an affair while being in a relationship. Infidelity can be one of the most painful experiences and can lead to intense outcomes such as depression, domestic violence, breakups, divorce or …

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The 10 Most Common Phobias

By Dr Martina Paglia | 15 January 2021
The 10 Most Common Phobias

Fear is a common human emotion and happens to the strongest of us. But, if this fear turns into a debilitating and overwhelming panic related to anything, then it can take the form of a phobia. Your fear could be …

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