Carlotta is a Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Before training at the Tavistock, Carlotta qualified as a Psychologist (BA, MSc) in Italy.
Carlotta has worked clinically with children, adolescents, young adults and parents for over 10 years. She has worked in a variety of NHS settings, including a hospital, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), schools, children centres, a specialist CAMHS team for neurodivergent young people, and a highly specialist national unit that supports children and young people who are experiencing distress related to gender issues.
Carlotta has extensive experience of therapeutic work with children and young people presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties such as depression, low mood, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, attachment difficulties, complex and intergenerational trauma, neurodevelopmental needs and distress related to gender issues. She has provided assessment, short and long-term individual psychotherapy, consultation, supervision and training in a variety of clinical settings as well as in community settings.
Carlotta has developed a specialist interest in under-5s work and in supporting parents navigate the transitions through pregnancy, birth and parenthood. She creates for parents a safe space, where feelings, worries and questions can be shared without judgment. Carlotta’s interest in the physiology of birth, the postpartum, and of babies led her to train as a Postpartum Care Practitioner. She supports new families and she also teaches a Planning for the Fourth Trimester Course.
As a psychotherapist, Carlotta draws on a range of theoretical frameworks, including psychodynamic theory, neuroscience, attachment theory, developmental psychology and mindfulness. She has a trauma-informed and holistic approach and keeps in mind the whole person, the mind and the body.
Alongside her clinical work, Carlotta taught at the Tavistock Clinic on two different courses: Perinatal, Child, Adolescent and Family Work: a Psychoanalytic Observational Approach (M7), and Emotional Care of Babies, Children, Young People and Families (EC1). She was the tutor of several students and supervised a MA dissertation.
BA (Hons) in Psychology, MSc in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience, PGDip in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies, MProf Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Registered Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP).