Mrs Martha Attard-Ferrito
Mrs Attard-Ferrito has worked with people presenting with a range of psychological problems including severe mental health problems for the past 10 years. Her experience includes general practice in mental health care (NHS, private and charities) as well as experience in a secure hospital setting. She is currently employed part time as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist working predominately with individuals suffering from complex and serious mental health problems, in a Secondary Care setting.
As an advocate of dynamic, time limited and collaborative therapy, Mrs Attard-Ferrito is focused on working with the specific needs of the individual client. She specialises in trauma, anxiety, depression and other mental health and adjustment issues. Martha works predominantly using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), but integrates other therapeutic approaches when required. She is also trained in Eye Movement and Desensitation Reprocessing (EMDR) which she can use to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) cases as well as a range of anxiety disorders.
Her clinical approach is to safely and gently work with the client towards their emotional and mental wellbeing. She believes that each one of us is unique and therefore her aim is to tailor the therapy to the individual’s needs by employing a myriad of techniques. Mrs Attard-Ferrito is dedicated to the clients she sees and her vision is to help clients feel empowered to improve aspects of their life and to make the choices that make the most sense for them.
Mrs Attard-Ferrito is committed and passionate about ongoing learning and she is currently working on her doctoral research which focuses on growth and resilience following trauma. Her research study compliments her interests with people affected by significant psychological trauma and loss.
Masters of Science in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Buckinghamshire New University (BABCP Fully Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist)
Currently undertaking a doctorate (PhD) Degree at the University of Portsmouth
EMDR Practitioner Training
Post-graduate Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills, City London University
Certificate in Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT), Anna Freud Centre
Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, University of Malta
Masters of Science in Psychological Research Methods, University of Surrey
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist fully accredited with the BABCP (130027)
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Practitioner
Anxiety of all kinds (e.g. constant worrying, social anxiety, health anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, phobias, and others)
Depression, low-mood, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorders
Emotional difficulties, such as anger problems, resentment, feelings of stress
Childhood and sexual abuse
Low self-esteem and self-criticism
Sleep difficulties and insomnia
Martha also provides treatment for dealing with bereavement and loss and psychological difficulties following serious medical diagnosis i.e. cancer.
Mrs Attard-Ferrito primarily covers Basingstoke area for face to face consultations. She has availability throughout the week and on Saturday mornings for private work. Mrs Attard-Ferrito accepts video link (Skype) and telephone consultations and this service is available countrywide.
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