Giovanna Niola

Giovanna Niola

Important Information

  • Job Title: Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
  • Treatment Offered: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Special Interest: Perinatal Mental Health, Social Anxiety Disorder and low self-esteem
  • Membership of Professional Bodies: Accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)


Giovanna is a CBT therapist with over 7 years of experience working with individuals struggling with common mental health difficulties. She has worked in a variety of settings, including within the NHS, hospital environments and in private care.


Giovanna is a thoughtful and reflective therapist with a deep understanding of the struggles that many people face. She values providing a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore their feelings, and helps them to draw on their strengths to get through difficult times.

In addition to her expertise in CBT, Giovanna holds a Master's degree in Psychodynamics theories and has also completed training in Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which allows her to offer a range of evidence-based approaches. She works closely with clients to understand where they are at, and where they hope to be to personalise a person-centred treatment plan.

Giovanna is also fluent in Italian, which is her first language. Her multicultural perspective has widened her understanding of differences in experiences, belief systems and values across different backgrounds. Her curious and sensitive approach helps clients feel comfortable and understood. She is passionate about helping individuals to improve their mental health to live a more fulfilling life, and committed to providing the highest quality of care. Giovanna can offer both short- and longer-term therapy depending on the clients' preferences.


BSc (Hons) Psychology
Msc Psychodynamic Theories
Msc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

How to become a more effective CBT therapis

How to become a more effective CBT therapist:
Flexibility within fidelity by Dr Nick Grey An Introductory Workshop to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for chronic pain by Professor Lance McCracken
Mindful awareness skills
Cultural awareness training by Baffour Ababio
Adapting CBT for depression and anxiety to work with individuals with comorbid personality difficulties
Training in Schema Therapy by the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)