Claudia De Cesare

Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family Psychotherapist

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and a Systemic Family Psychotherapist registered with the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP). I work with adults, children and families to help them understand and manage a wide range of emotional difficulties. I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies, including Systemic Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, to help people improve their quality of life.

I am an approachable and empathic therapist who is committed to working with clients to help them develop skills and make positive changes that will reduce their emotional distress. I have a particular interest in supporting families navigate the stresses brought by life cycle transitions and help improve relational and communication difficulties.

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My Experience

I have over 20 years of post-qualification experience, working in the public, private and third sector, both in the UK and abroad, offering services across the lifespan. Over the past 15 years, I have worked in the NHS in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Medical Paediatric Services, offering a highly specialist psychological service to children, adolescents and families.

I have extensive experience of working with children and young people experiencing mental health and emotional difficulties and supporting families in the process, including situations where there are adjustment needs to neurodevelopmental or physical health conditions.

I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families where a relational lens helps understand and improve emotional distress.


  • Qualifying Course in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy- Level 1 and 2
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • PGDip-Psychodynamic Assessment and Diagnosis- Rorschach and standardised psychometric testing
  • PGDip- Juridical Psychology and Forensic Psychology AIPG, Rome, Italy
  • PGDip Family Mediation- IRMEF, Rome, Italy
  • BA (Hons) and MSc in Applied Psychology: Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
  • Specialist Supervision Training: CBT and Family and Systemic Supervision
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Training


  • HCPC – The Health and Care Professions Council: PYL03694
  • BPS – Chartered Member of British Psychological Society
  • AFT – Member of the Association of Family Therapy
  • UKCP – Registered Systemic and Family Psychotherapist with the UK Council of Psychotherapy



I work across the lifespan, offering psychological support with a wide range of difficulties including:

ADHD – Anger Management – Autism Spectrum (ASD) – Behavioural Issues – Bereavement -Coping Skills – Couple Problems- Depression – Developmental Disorders – Divorce – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Eating Disorders – Emotional Disturbance – Gender Identity Issues – Grief – Family Conflict – Health Anxiety (including COVID-19) – Learning Disabilities – Life Transitions – Marital Issues – Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)- Oppositional Defiance – Pain – Panic – Peer Relationships – Phobias – Physical Health Problems – Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum – Relationship Issues – School Issues- Self Esteem – Sleep or Insomnia – Stress – Testing and Evaluation – Transgender – Trauma and PTSD – Mental Health – Mood Disorders


I use a wide range of approaches to best meet the needs of my clients at any given time in their life. These include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Systemic Couple and Family Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)


I currently offer online therapy sessions on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and like to offer a free initial consultation to discuss how I can help. For up to date availability please contact the team.

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