Dr Sharon Colozzo
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 8 years of experience post qualification. Within the NHS I worked in different adults’ group settings such as in-patient acute wards and community services. I also worked in community facilities such as Crisis Teams, Assertive Outreach Teams and Community Rehabilitation Teams. I have experience with a wide range of difficulties such as psychotic disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, sleep disturbances, personal development issues, relationship and relational problems. I have a particular interest and extensive knowledge regarding supporting those who have experienced developmental and complex trauma.
I also collaborate with the Middlesex University as lecturer in regards to marking and assessing exams and academic works and teaching.
I enjoy helping people to make sense of their earlier experiences and to gain a better understanding of themselves and their relationships with others, creating an opportunity to develop more appropriate ways to express and communicate their thoughts and feelings.
I often rely on an Integrative approach as I strongly believe that there is not just one psychological model that can help people in all situations. Instead, taking into consideration the people I work with as individuals and their circumstances, I use elements of different approaches to help them to be aware of their difficulties and to find different coping strategies.
I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is crucial for the therapeutic process: hence why it is important that people feel both understood and “held in mind” by a therapist who is alongside them as they begin to explore and make sense of the experiences that have brought them to therapy. This is why I recognise the importance of adopting an empathetic and compassionate approach to my work.
Models I work with
I have experience with a number of evidence-based, specialist models of therapy: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness approaches, Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Integrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy.
I currently offer virtual appointments only, this is subject to on-going review. I work with adults aged 18+. I am bi-lingual and happy to facilitate sessions in both English and Italian. I can offer both short and longer term therapeutic support to individuals.
Trainings & qualifications
EMDR – Sandi Richman, London, 2022
Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) – NHS, London, 2022
Experiential Course in Community and Psychotherapy, Philadelphia Association, London, 2021
Diploma in Community and Psychotherapy, Philadelphia Association, London, 2019
PgDip in Mental Health Practice, Middlesex University, London, 2019
Perinatal Mental Health, NHS, London, 2019
Working as an Occupational Psychologist, British Psychological Society, London, 2018
Dual Diagnosis, Look Ahead, London, 2017
Mindfulness and grounding techniques – Obiettivo Psicologia srl, Rome, 2014
ADHD and LD – Obiettivo Psicologia srl, Rome, 2014
Health Care Professions Council, PYL039121