Francesca Saponaro

Whilst the clinic is closed for face to face treatment, Francesca is offering her consultations on line. For more information please contact the clinic on

Francesca is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with more than 10 years of clinical experience over Italy and UK. Chartered Psychologist (BPS registered) and Clinical Psychologist (HCPC registered) Francesca also maintained her registration with the Italian Board of Psychologists, as Psychologist specialist in Psychotherapy and offers individual therapy for adult clients both in English and Italian.

With a background in behavioural therapy and research applied on assistive technologies for multiple disabilities Francesca moved, after her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, to attend the Institute of Constructivist Psychology and Psychotherapy (IPRA) of Rome. She went through interdisciplinary studies focused on a new perspective on psychopathology based on the search for the source of personal meaning and identity. Her approach to the client uses integrated elements from philosophy to scientific evidence provided by neuroimaging.

From almost 10 years, Francesca developed a longstanding passion for supporting people struggling with eating disorders. This experience is applied at the moment in her Clinical role at the Adult Eating disorder Unit of the Priory Roehampton Hospital. At the same time, Francesca maintained her clinical interest in working with other emotional, mental and life adjustment problems. Francesca provides therapy to adult clients for a wide range of emotional and psychological presentations, from daily life stress management, anxiety disorders to OCD, depression, chronic pain, psychosomatic conditions.

She strongly believes the psychological therapeutic role involves a non-judgemental empathic, respectful and ethical approach to the client. Her extensive training includes also CBT, CBT -E, elements of Systemic Therapy and Gestalt, so she will offer a tailored treatment agreed on the bases and needs of the specific client, always driven by the use of best practice guidelines.

Francesca is currently accepting new clients.

Appointments with Francesca can be made on:

  • Wednesday: 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm

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