Elisabetta Cittadini

Elisabetta Cittadini

Elisabetta Cittadini MD, PhD
HCPC registered art psychotherapist,  UKCP registered integrative arts psychotherapist

Currently offering online sessions

” Art obliges us to communicate with the inner self, and in so doing, to engage in a dialogue with both our destructive and creative forces” Edward Adamson (1984)

I am a qualified integrative arts psychotherapist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I have expertise in Mentalization-Based Treatment  (MBT) and I am an accredited practitioner in this model. I am a medical doctor specialized in neurology. I have completed my PhD at the Institute of Neurology, at the University College of London. Having an interest in psychology, psychotherapy, and the arts, I then decided to retrain in art psychotherapy and subsequently completed an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy at the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education, (IATE), London. I also completed the Foundation Course at the Institute of Group Analysis, London. My clinical approach is based upon a range of theories, including psychodynamic, humanistic, existential, Jungian, attachment theory alongside neuroscience. I  understand the importance of providing a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space in order to promote the journey of self-discovery through the creative process. Furthermore, its potential to transform; the creative process can facilitate the expression of feelings when it is difficult to find a language to express them. I understand the importance of a solid therapeutic relationship as a key element to facilitate inner strength and the healing process in the client.

I  have worked in several clinical settings within the National Health Service (NHS) gaining experience working with adults with a variety of psychological difficulties including specialist personality disorder service. I have expertise in offering medium and long-term individual and group therapy. There are many reasons for considering psychotherapy and the initial consultation will be an opportunity to explore together what brought you to therapy, your background history, to ask questions and decide whether we can work together. Individual therapy sessions last 50 minutes and take place at the same time each week. Regular attendance is important in order to benefit from psychotherapy.



  • UKCP
  • HCPC
  • BAAT
  • GMC

Email: drelisabetta.cittadini@nullgmail.com