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Nicoletta Abbate

Nicoletta Abbate

BA (Hons), MA, PgDip, EFT 3 Certified, PACT Couple Therapy Certified

Nicoletta has over 20 years' experience working with a wide range of client groups in America and the UK. Her professional experience encompasses the voluntary sector, private practice, employee assistance programs, secondary schools and universities, where she has also run workshops on mental health for academic staff.

Nicoletta has worked with clients of all ages from diverse sociocultural backgrounds, nationalities, gender identities and sexual orientations. She is experienced with psychological issues ranging from initial presentations of psychological distress to more chronic, enduring mental health difficulties – depression, anxiety, relationships problems are a focus.

Nicoletta works with an integrative model of psychotherapy, drawn from her trainings in Person-Centered Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Approach.

Nicoletta is also trained in PACT Couple Therapy - a fusion of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation. She has a special interest in female sexuality and empowerment, having trained with Dr Shakti Malan. She is highly skilled in working with women who are recovering from relational trauma and abuse, particularly in connection with early attachment wounds and re-traumatisation in intimate partnerships.

Nicoletta can also offer therapy in Italian. Saturday appointments are available.