Dr Vania Piludu is a renowned chartered clinical and counselling psychologist and psychotherapist based in London. She is expert in all areas of child, adolescent and adult psychology and specialises in mindfulness techniques, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and psycho-dynamic approaches to treatment.
Dr Piludu obtained both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in clinical psychology from Italy’s Università degli Studi di Padova in 1994 and 1996 respectively. Following this, she underwent further training on various psychotherapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioural, dialectical behaviour and cognitive analytic therapies. She also completed a four year postgraduate programme at Rome's Freudian Institute and has since received ADOS2 training on autism as well as further training with the Autism Ambassador Association.
For many years, Dr Piludu has worked as a psychologist and psychotherapist within Italy’s national mental health services as well as the NHS and UK social services. Throughout her esteemed career she has amassed has vast clinical experience in treating children, teenagers and adults and is particularly skilled in finding creative ways to engage with young people who show reluctance towards treatment. She offers bespoke therapy centred around the needs of each individual patient and fosters a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere within her practice. She currently sees private patients at The Italian Psychology Clinic in London.
Dr Piludu is registered with several professional bodies including the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professional Council. She became a reiki master in 2016, having received instruction at the Yoga Centre of Varanasi, India and further training the following year in Portsmouth. She also collaborated with the ONLUS charitable project in Zambia to provide psychological support to disadvantaged young people in for several months in 2013.