mountains hard to climb

Sometimes life presents challenges that look like mountains, hard to climb. However, I believe that with a positive state of mind and some support it might become less daunting.

My personal and professional interest for human behaviour and emotions originated in my early teens. Although I spent half of my life working in financial settings, I always felt drawn towards the humanistic and psychological aspects of life.

In 2006 I decided to divert my attention to the study, training and practice of counselling psychology, following a complete studying journey including, Bachelor in Psychology, Master’s in Health Psychology and Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. 

During these years I also trained and practiced in different settings from Charities to the NHS’s primary and secondary care in mental health services, using various theoretical frameworks and techniques including relational psychodynamic, humanistic and CBT.

Additionally I have an interest for multicultural aspects in therapeutic relationships and interactions, which I have explored in a qualitative research for my doctoral thesis.

Dr Principi

Professional registrations

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered, as required by law to practice as a counselling psychologist.
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) chartered membership
  • Register of applied psychology practice supervisors (RAPPS BPS)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered membership
  • My private practice is registered with the Information Commissioner Office (ICO). All clients’ personal information is stored and processed in accordance with the GDPR legislation.

In addition, I undertake regular continuing professional development and clinical supervision, as required by the relevant professional and regulatory bodies.

I abide to Code and Ethics of the same professional bodies.