Works as Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.
Donatella Tamborrini is an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist who is accredited by the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (BABCP). She is a registered Mental Health Nurse.Donatella works with adults, children (aged 8 and over) and young people with a wide range of issues including: depression and mood-related issues; anxiety related issues such as phobias, generalised anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, trauma/PTSD, panic, and health anxiety; eating disorders; low self-esteem; bereavement; and life transitions.
She is particularly experienced in working with children and young adults with eating disorders and family based treatment for Anorexia Nervosa.
Donatella's way of workingDonatella believes that the therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy and she works with each client to develop this. She works collaboratively with her clients to develop a mutual understanding of difficulties and goals. She uses evidence-based approaches including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based therapy; Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy when working with clients and will tailor her approach to suit the needs and wishes of each individual.
In addition, Donatella works with families of children and young people with anxiety, mood or eating issues. This is because it can be helpful to bring significant others into the session.
Donatella frequently uses diagrams, handouts, charts and measures to support therapy. She will often set therapeutic tasks (in agreement with her clients) for her clients to complete between sessions.
Donatella has experience working in the NHS as a Mental Health Nurse. She has worked in general adult psychiatry, in the Child and Adolescent Mental Services Inpatient Unit, and in the Outpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
She has a Diploma in Mental Health Nursing and a Bachelor of Nursing Degree from the University of Dundee, as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Master Level) and a Masters Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (University of Dundee). She has also attended numerous workshops as part of her continuing professional development as an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. In addition, Donatella has six years' lecturing and workshop experience in a range of educational and clinical settings.
Donatella's first language is Italian and she is happy to work with people who would feel more comfortable speaking in this language.
Donatella charges £75 per session for self-funded clients (concessions available). She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.
Please note that Donatella's fee will rise to £80 on 1 October 2019.