Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Clinical Sexologist BSc, MSc, CPsychol
Gaia Polloni is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with the Italian Psychology Society (Lombardia, 03/12874), Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society (BPS n. 256172), a registered Clinical Sexologist with FISS (Italian Federation of Scientific Sexology) and a Chartered European Psycho-sexologist (ECPS, European Certified Psycho-sexologist).
She is a teacherat the following Psychotherapy and Sexology schools: “Centro Terapia Cognitiva” in Como, “Centro Terapia Cognitiva” in Turin, and A.I.S.P.A. in Milan. She is also an EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and a member of the following professional organizations: EMDR Italia, SITCC (Italian Society of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Accademia dei Cognitivi della Marca, EFS (European Federation of Sexology), ESSM (European Society for Sexual Medicine), AISPA (Associazione Italiana Sessuologia Psicologia Applicata) and ESTD (European Society for Trauma and Dissociation).
Expertise and Dedication to her Job
After graduating in Psychology (BSc) at London Metropolitan University of London, she continued her studies in Italy, obtaining an MSc in Clinical Psychology at Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan. Afterwards, she trained for four years at Istituto Ricerca e Formazione of Florence and became a Sex Therapist and Clinical Sexologist. She also trained in EMDR with Dr. Roger Solomon, specialized in Cognitive Post-Rationalist Psychotherapy at the Accademia dei Cognitivisti della Marca, trained in EFT (Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy) with Dr. Sue Johnson and in couple therapy with Dr. Maurizio Dodet. She has also trained for four years at Centro Terapia Cognitiva in Como, graduating summa cum laude in Cognitive Psychotherapy.
Passion and Experience
Gaia Polloni has gained extensive clinical experience whilst training and collaborating in a variety of hospitals and clinical structures, including Vita-Salute San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Policlinico Le Scotte Hospital in Siena, Torrette Hospital in Ancona and O.S.C. in Mendrisio, Switzerland. Training in a variety of working environments and methodological approaches has afforded her the opportunity to widen and integrate her knowledge of psychopathology and clinical psychology.
Passionate about her job, she is always focusing her attention to enrich her therapetic method. At the moment, she is specializing in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Phytotherapy.
Today she practices privately both in Como and Milan
providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples, both in English and in Italian.
Gaia Polloni is the Clinical Sexologist of a website that deals with a variety of issues, difficulties, doubts and curiosities related to urological and sexual problems. Read her latest publications and speeches at conferences.