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Federico Ferrarese

CBT THERAPIST

I became initially interested in psychology when I was young, and I had the opportunity to do the experience of volunteering in helping people with a problem of addiction. I felt so helpless trying to deal with their issues that I decided to learn more about human behaviour and how to help those in need. I have become more and more interested in the field of psychology during my five years of University.

I graduated in Psychology in 1999, and initially, I have chosen to work in the HR sector. After six years of working in this area, I decided to change my career. I started to work as a Psychologist self-employed, and I used the previous skills, that I have achieved as Human Resources Assistant, to help people with physical and learning disability, to find and maintain a job. I enjoyed this experience, and I felt it was necessary to learn more about the brain and the neurophysiology. I started another BSc degree, and I graduated in Neurocognitive Rehabilitation at the University of Padova.

Having always pursued study and work that allows me to make an impact on the lives of the vulnerable through a range of approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a field through which I can continue to develop these skills and passions. What excites me most about the potential of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the focus on helping people to learn strategies to modify unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. For this reason, I started the CBT training at Queen Margaret University, and I have completed the Diploma level.

I use a warm, pragmatic approach and work as a catalyst for positive emotional and behavioural change.

I treat adults for assessment and psychological therapy at private practices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.