01789 292052
  • Welcome to Lifeways

     a natural health charity with nearly an acre of community-run garden 
  • Therapy Rooms

     Hire rooms for the practice of therapies, small meetings and individual classes and meditation 
  • Community and Sensory Garden

     Lifeways has nearly an acre of gardens, shared with the community 
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Dr. Rita has been working as licensed Psychologist since 1995. Initially as a Consultant Neuropsychologist for the Italian NHS, then as a chartered Clinical Psychologist and Integrative Psychotherapist in private practice. She has worked with adults, young adults, and couples and with a wide range of psychological difficulties.
She currently lives in the UK, and over the years she has developed a strong research interest around neuroscience and creative body-movement to manage stress symptoms, depression, and anxiety disorders.

Specialising: Relationship and couple difficulties. Anger and stress management. Improving Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence. Coping with life transition (i.e. starting university, career change, moving, divorce, …). Eating and food issues.

English and Italian spoken.

  • BSc, MSc, DClinPsy
  • Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
  • Integrative Psychotherapist
  • Expressive Dance Movement Therapist
  • UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
  • UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis)
  • EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis)
  • HIPC (Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College)
  • Albo e Ordine Psicologi - Veneto (sez. A – Psicoterapia - n. 2397)
 07527 345 055
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Therapists and Counsellors

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    Kinga Sylwestrzak

    I work with couples, families and groups to effectively tackle problems by focusing specifically on relationships. Resolving issues in relationship affects all aspects of our wellbeing, and especially our psychological and emotional health. Read More
  • Amber Threapleton

    I offer counselling and psychotherapy using Transactional Analysis (TA) therapy model on a 1-1 basis and couples providing support and resolution for a wide range of issues ranging from stress management, anxiety & depression to adult recovery from childhood abuse and Read More
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    Caroline Balfour-Kinnear

    I have worked as a Bowen therapist since 2007, offering treatments to people suffering from a variety of physical and anxiety related ailments Bowen is a gentle, relaxing and holistic therapy for all ages. Read More
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    Peter Keynton-Hook

    Peter practices meditation developed from the Eastern Tradition of Qi. His popular and regular classes are held three times a week. Read More
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    Karen McDonald

    Karen is an experienced HCPC Registered Arts Therapist, specialising in Dramatherapy. Karen offers this unique creative and playful Arts Psychotherapy approach to Children, Young People and Adults; including those with learning disabilities and ASD. Read More
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    Heather Shipley

    Friendly, emphatic, calm and supportive. I truly believe that talking and creative therapies will help you experience a more positive outlook on life. I work with tools from both CBT and Emotional Therapeutic Counselling to be able to help you. Read More
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