Dr Gina Di Malta
Dr Gina Di Malta is an HCPC-registered, BPS-accredited Counselling Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working with adults with a range of mental health and personal difficulties, in various clinical settings including NHS Increasing Access for Psychological Therapies (IAPT), NHS primary and secondary care, University counselling services, and the charity sector.
Gina has helped numerous clients with issues of depression, anxiety, anger, stress, self-confidence, past trauma, problematic relationships, and coping with chronic illness. Gina also treated patients with diagnoses of borderline, bipolar, chronic fatigue, phobias, generalized anxiety, and Asperger syndrome.
Gina’s non-judgmental and empathic attitude provides a safe and inviting space for her clients. The initial sessions begin with an exploration of clients’ issues, followed by the formulation of mutually agreed goals and plans for psychotherapy. Gina integrates evidence-based models of psychotherapy to suit each client’s individual needs and preferences.
Her approach is based on Cognitive-Behavioural, Emotion-Focused and Psychodynamic psychotherapies, focusing on the impact of patterns of thinking on one’s emotional health and behaviours. More pervasive issues are treated with insight-based psychotherapy for long-term change. Gina provides in-the-moment emotional attunement, gentle challenge alongside warm support, and the use of mindfulness techniques to invite a deep exploration of feelings and experiences. This approach supports the emergence of insights which can lead to behaviour change, and promote long-lasting growth.
Gina also conducts psychotherapy research into processes that improve treatment outcomes, and those clients find most helpful, directly informing her practice. Gina also teaches on Counselling Psychology doctorate programmes in London, and is the Editor-in-Chief of 'Counselling Psychology Review', the BPS peer-reviewed research publication.