Coronavirus is affecting us all, and so we want to remind you that City Psychology Group (CPG) is here, as always, to support your mental health and wellbeing.

 All of our clinicians are now providing therapy sessions via video call or telephone, enabling us to provide you with the same high-quality care as usual.

 Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in receiving support from CPG, whether for you or for someone else, or just want to find out more.

 

 Wishing you the best of health.

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“I have always been inspired by the strength that people can cultivate in the face of suffering that is a common part of the course of life. As a fellow human being who shares in that pain, I approach therapy with a humble, genuine, and non-judgemental approach, where I aim to create a safe and trusting therapeutic space for the person.”

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I approach therapy with a kind, honest, and non-judgemental approach and embark on a therapeutic journey with my clients which is based on their individual needs. I focus on nurturing their skills of self-awareness and compassion, to enable them to face what they perceive is painful and better understand the meaning of their problems. I aim to support clients to develop the courage to make sustainable changes and reconnect with what is personally meaningful for them.

Angelica works with people from different cultural backgrounds who experience a range of problems such as stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, work-related issues, loss and bereavement, lack of satisfaction in life, adjustment to physical health problems, trauma, and psychosis. She has particular experience supporting professionals in the City of London with the above problems and with other organisational pressures. Angelica also has expertise working with mothers and fathers as they embark on their journey of parenthood and have experiences of postnatal anxiety and depression, and loss. Additionally, Angelica offers therapy to carers of people with mental and physical health problems and supporting them with the impact of their caregiving roles.

Angelica uses a range of psychological approaches including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She offers Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) to people with experiences of trauma. She is also trained to provide Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) and Family Intervention in Psychosis (FIp), and draws upon systemic and attachment theories to inform her work. Angelica provides face-to-face and online therapy sessions.

Throughout her career as a clinical psychologist Angelica has specialised in different areas in line with her varied interests. In the private sector Angelica has focused on supporting professionals in the City of London who work in Financial, Consulting, Media and Publishing, and Legal sectors, and experience a range of problems related to organisational pressures, stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, and relationships.

In the NHS, Angelica worked as a senior role as a Principal Clinical Psychologist in an Early Intervention for psychosis team in North East London NHS Foundation Trust with people who have experiences of psychosis and schizophrenia, together with their families. Angelica also worked in an Under 5s and Perinatal mental health service in Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, where she supported mothers, fathers, and carers in dealing with perinatal mental health problems and developing safe and secure bonds with their infants.

A core part of her role is to offer a range of training, consultation, and staff support to various mental health teams in the NHS. In the private sector she offers training and workshops to staff and employees to support their psychological well-being at work. She provides psychological supervision to trainee clinical psychologists, qualified psychologists, and other mental health professionals. Angelica has an interest in academic teaching and has taught on psychology undergraduate and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programmes in London. 

Angelica also has a Masters in Applied Neuropsychology which she completed at the University of Nottingham.

Attard, A., Larkin, M., Boden, Z., & Jackson, C. (2017). Understanding adaptation to first episode psychosis through the creation of images. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health4(1), 73-88.

Attard, A., & Larkin, M. (2016). Art therapy for people with psychosis: a narrative review of the literature. The Lancet Psychiatry3(11), 1067-1078.

Attard, A., & Coulson, N. S. (2012). A thematic analysis of patient communication in Parkinson’s disease online support group discussion forums. Computers in Human Behavior28(2), 500-506.

O'Driscoll C, Free K, Attard A, Carter P, Mason J, Shaikh M. Transitioning to age inclusive early intervention for psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 2019;1–7. https://doi.org/10.1111/eip.12905 

Participation in a video resource available online which is used by GPs across London to inform clients and families about early intervention in psychosis.
https://www.myhealth.london.nhs.uk/your-health/psychosis/resources
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oWQWCc1uPs&feature=youtu.be

 
 
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