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Dr Martina Gerada

Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

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D433A, Rhind Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

I have worked as a qualified practitioner in adult mental health for over six years, and before that, as a trainee counselling psychologist for another fours years. I have experience working in various settings in primary and secondary care within the NHS in the UK and have worked with different adolescent and adult groups in independent practice, as well as in the voluntary sector in Malta and Kenya. Before my career in psychology, brief experiences of voluntary work in Egypt, Nepal, India and Kenya, greatly influenced my decision to follow this career path.

In my most recent role working in primary care, I supervised the work of other clinicians alongside my clinical role. I also had the opportunity to join an innovative, small-scale project that offered specialist care to adults diagnosed with mild to moderate eating disorders in primary care. This was a fantastic initiative that enabled us to offer early intervention that was truly responsive to the needs of the community.

Alongside my work in primary care, I worked as a teaching consultant on a different doctoral programme in London, before joining City University in my current role. I have a small private practice in London. I work mainly from a cognitive behavioural perspective, integrating third-wave approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Meta-cognitive therapy (MCT) and Schema Therapy (ST). I also draw on psychodynamic principles and attachment theory to inform my practice.

I speak three languages, English, Maltese and Italian and have experience of conducting therapy in each.

Qualifications

  1. Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  2. MA in Human Rights and Democratisation, University of Malta, Malta
  3. BPsy (Hons), University of Malta, Malta

Employment

  1. Personal Tutor, City, University London, Sep 2019 – present
  2. Senior Clinical Tutor, City, University of London, Mar 2018 – present
  3. Lecturer & Research Supervisor, City, University of London, Sep 2017 – present

Languages

English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review), Italian (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review) and Maltese (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).

Expertise

Geographic Areas

  • Europe - Southern
  • Europe - Western

Publications

Journal article

  1. Gerada, M. (2019). One on one. PSYCHOLOGIST, 32, pp. 80–80.

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