Daniela graduated with her first degree at the University of Greenwich in 1999, completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at Sussex University in 2003, and went on to finalise her Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology at London Metropolitan University in 2004. She then completed her chartership with the British Psychological Society in 2007 and became their Affiliate Member in 2013.
Following her qualifications Daniela worked in both primary NHS services and private inpatient and outpatient settings across the South East. Daniela’s roles included NHS Primary Care Therapist, Consultant CBT Therapist and Consultant Psychologist in London, and Team Manager and Lead Psychologist for the Priory Group in Brighton and Hove (inpatient and outpatient).
Within her roles Daniela is highly experienced in trauma informed, biologically respectful assessment, risk management, treatment planning, implementation, and relapse prevention. Daniela has worked with people across the lifespan, with individuals, couples, and families. She specialises in working with complex psychological difficulties including early developmental trauma.
Alongside her employment Daniela has undertaken specialist training in the administration and interpretation of wide range of psychometric and cognitive tests and she specialises in both children and adult psychometric assessments. As such she has been instructed as an independent Expert Witness to the Family Courts in private law proceedings and care proceedings.
Working with Flint Healthcare, Daniela offers Psychological Treatments. Her therapeutic approach is flexible and adapted to the needs of the individual. She works collaboratively with Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, and medical consultants when necessary.
Daniela uses Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural methods to therapy; however, she is also further trained in Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT); an assessment and treatment planning which informs her practice and allows for neurodevelopmentally acquainted and biologically respectful approach to clients.
Daniela is an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) qualified Trauma Therapist of both children and adults.
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