I am a Clinical Psychologist with a specialist interest and expertise in supporting adults managing individual and relationship issues related to: personality disorders, trauma (including PTSD and complex trauma), substance use, identity and sense of self, eating disorders and problematic patterns of behaviour, particularly in the context of difficulties managing emotions (e.g. suicidality, self harm, externalizing issues).
I am originally from Italy and have lived in the Netherlands and in the UK, before moving permanently to Australia in 2011. Over the last 10 years, I have gained experience in a range of mental health setting including public, private, inpatient and outpatient services. I am passionate about supporting people in making sense of their inner and outer experiences and in aligning themselves with their own meaning. Outside of work, I enjoy live music, dark humour and travelling and experiencing all aspects of different cultures (particularly learning languages and sampling cuisines).
I bring a transdiagnostic, open and irreverent style to the therapy room. I am extensively trained in the following evidence-based treatment approaches:
Valentina Bianchi at Cova Psychology