EXPERIENCE IN COUNSELLING

As a transcultural counsellor, I have supported a number of clients in their journey towards healing and self-discovery.  I work with a number of issues relating to stress, depression, behavioural issues, eating-disorders, addictions, trauma, relationships, grief and more.

Generally speaking,  a number of people feel the need to seek support from a counsellor in order to cope with life’s challenges.  Whatever your reason, help is available. I will listen and support you in the best way I can. While we will not be performing any miracles to solve our problems, with the right attitude, the right counsellor can guide you to the right path towards the change you have been looking for.  Moreover, apart from my work with adults, I work with children and I have supported a number of children going through rough patches in their lives.

My everyday work requires me to work therapeutically with children who are going through familial difficulties amongst other issues.  In such cases, I make use of play therapy and art therapy techniques, as I find that a child can respond very well to creative interventions.  Additionally, this also tends to make therapy fun.

I want to get to know you and hear your story.

Counsellor Antonella Grasso

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING

2017   Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
2017   Diploma in Animal Assisted Therapy
2017   Master of Arts in Transcultural Counselling – University of Malta in collaboration with University of New Orleans – AWARD: Distinction
2013   Bachelor of Psychology (Hons.) – University of Malta

 

ONLINE TRAINING

2020  Making Sense of Child Brain Development: Interpersonal Neurobiology – Institute of Child Psychology
2019   Assessment in Eating Disorders in Children and Young People MasterClass –The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
2019   Remembering Without Suffering: Tackling Trauma – Richmond Foundation 
2019   Trauma-Focused CBT – Medical University of South Carolina
2018   Data Protection – Training and Development Directorate 
2017   Outstanding Masters’ Students Award – University of Malta
2017   Wellbeing post-trauma conference – Richmond Foundation 
2017   Addictions in Adolescents – The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
2017   Mindfulness – Association of Speech Language Pathologists
2016   The IAC 50 years on: From Fate to Hope to Clarity – IAC International Conference (Malta)
2016   Working with risk: Bridging the practice-research gap for the helping professionals – The Department of Counselling 3rd Annual Research Conference (Malta)
2015   A day seminar discussing local research and clinical experience with regards to sexuality, relationships and sex – Health Promotion & Disease Prevention; BetaPsi Malta; Willingness (Malta)
2014   3rd Horatio European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing – Horatio European Psychiatric Nurses & Maltese Association of Psychiatric Nurses (Malta)
2014   Teaching Communication Skills – Willingness (Malta)
2014   Advanced Counselling Skills – The Maltese Psychological Association (Malta)
2013   Tagħrif u tagħlim fis-saħħa mentali għal-familjari, professjonisti u studenti – Mental Health Association (Malta)

 

SERVICES OFFEREDCounselling Services in Malta

• Self referral to counselling, just book an appointment online or over the telephone
Online counselling also available
• Free initial telephone consultation
• Flexible appointments at a time that’s convenient for you
• Safe, welcoming environment
• Tailored therapeutic plan

 

GET IN TOUCH

It would be really great to hear from you. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, phone, email, chat or by filling in the form below.