Consultant Psychiatrists

Maria Silvina Gioseffi

Maria Silvina Gioseffi – Consultant Clinical PsychologistI am a chartered clinical psychologist with 20 years of clinical experience working with children, young people, adults and families who experienced emotional, developmental, learning and mental health difficulties.

I am also an accredited Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist. I have specialised in the area of early trauma across the life span and have developed a consultation and therapeutic service for children and young people who experienced developmental trauma and their families.

My areas of expertise include attachment and relationship difficulties in birth, foster and adoptive families, post-traumatic stress disorder, bereavement, anxiety, depression, chronic health problems, stress management, self-harm, family crisis, fertility problems, addictions, learning difficulties and disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental problems, etc.

I am skilled in a variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions such as such as attachment, psychodynamic and systemic therapies as well as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, play-based and mindfulness focused therapy.

I am passionate about working with individuals with histories of anxiety, separation, loss, trauma and consider myself to be hopeful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about awakening the resilience capacity of my clients through our therapeutic work.

For the past 13 years I have worked in the NHS and prior to that I managed fostering, adoption and therapeutic services whilst working in a local authority. During this time I developed specialist therapeutic services for children in care, adopted children and their families, which is an area of work I gained great expertise on. Consequently, I offer consultation and training services to families, staff and organisations in this field.

Apart from my clinical work, I deliver training programmes for parents, carers, adoptive parents and professionals. I offer clinical supervision and I contribute to the training of assistant and trainee clinical psychologists at Staffordshire and Keele Universities where I am also an invited Lecturer for the Doctoral Programme.

I am registered clinical psychologist with both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Social Care Professional Council (HCPC). I am a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society.

I am thankful to my past, current and future clients for their trust and engagement as I have found these two components to be essential for any successful therapeutic work.

I am confident that my psychological services will make a positive contribution to your emotional well-being and to the people you may be seeking support for.

Maria Silvina Gioseffi
Consultant Clinical Psychologist


1994. BSc First Class with Honours. Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
2001: The Institute for Management and Supervision. NVQ4 Management
2002: BPS. Graduate Member of the Society. Graduate Basis for Registration
2008: BPS. Statement of Equivalence in Clinical Psychology (UK)
2016: Accredited Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute

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