English, Dari, Farsi
Anger, Depression, Family & Relationships, Trauma
Annita Palizi is a trainee Clinical Psychologist with an MSc in Psychology. She is working towards a Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy with Mindfulness and her Foundation degree in counselling. As a member of the BPS and a student member of the BACP, she works in line with both ethical frameworks’ in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all clients. She works with a person centred approach, matching & blending experiential therapy such as ACT, REBT, DBT, AEDP and CBT with mindfulness therapy. She works at TAC’s long term low cost services as well as working with children in schools with Place2Be. Annita’s previous experience includes working with anger, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship issues, narcissistic damage, co-dependency and cultural and racial challenges.
Being able to explore issues in a deep way, focusing on developing a good therapeutic relationship where real permanent change takes place is important to Annita. She works through re-attachment and experiences that affect the subconscious, allowing you to implement fundamental changes in emotional containment, neural processing and behaviours. She provides a safe space for reflection and exploration, working with empathy and without judgement. She focuses on feelings, thoughts and behaviours in the present, dealing with the past and its impact now, as it arises. Annita will work with you to reach your therapeutic goals, understanding how unhealthy coping mechanisms can easily become integrated into life and need unpicking, to free you, to be yourself, especially after trauma.
Annita is Persian/Iranian and speaks Farsi/Dari, her background helps her understand the benefits and difficulties of speaking more than one language, blending two cultures and issues that arise within Middle Eastern communities. With a strong background in Medical Science and Nutrition she’s aware of the impact of ill health, special diets or foods and eating disorders on mental and emotional well being. Annita believes crisis and suffering often provide opportunities for growth and self-awareness, by recognising patterns, dealing with underlying causes, and finding happiness through self-determination and positivity. She strongly feels that each person has an inner healer and innate healing capacities; which once brought out will enable you to experience life more authentically whilst taking care of yourself.