Talking Therapy Place

Introducing Our Therapists

Talking Therapy Place was founded by Dr. Emma Micallef-Konewko and Dr Kristina Bettenzana; two highly skilled clinical psychologists who both spent a number of years in England working across various sectors in the NHS, before returning to practice in Malta.All of our therapists are highly trained and have a range of specialist skills in CBT, Narrative Therapy, Diagnostic Assessments (e.g. Autism, ADHD/ADD and learning difficulties) and Behavioural Therapy. Our therapists are able to provide therapy to children, young people, adults and families.

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Our Therapists

To help our clients find the right specialist, we have the following therapist categories available:


FOUNDING & LEAD THERAPISTS:
Our practice founders and highly qualified psychologists, experienced in a range of complex specialist fields, warranted and HCPC registered.


SENIOR THERAPISTS:
All of our senior psychologists are highly qualified and either warranted or HCPC registered, with specialisms and experience in a wide range of areas.


THERAPISTS:
Our qualified therapists have recognised qualifications in psychology and have a number of years experience, with specialisms in psychology disciplines.


ASSISTANT PSYCHOLOGISTS:
Our assistant psychologist practitioners are qualified to degree-level in psychology and are able to provide a range of therapy services under the direct supervision of one of our Senior and Lead Psychologists.


Founding & Lead Therapists

Dr Emma Micallef Konewko

Dr. Emma Micallef Konewko

Clinical Psychologist (Warranted & HCPC Registered) and Co-founder

What therapies I offer:

  • CBT

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Behavioural Therapy

Specialises in:

  • Anxiety

  • Low mood

  • Depression

  • Low self-esteem

  • Social anxiety

  • Specific phobia

  • Anger

  • Professional burnout


Dr Kristina Bettenzana

Dr. Kristina Bettenzana

Clinical Psychologist (Warranted & HCPC Registered) and Co-founder

What therapies I offer:

  • CBT

  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

  • ACT

  • Cognitive Rehab

Specialises in:

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Early psychosis

  • OCD

  • Acquired brain injuries

  • Neurodegenerative disorders


Senior Therapists

Dr. Fiona Ambley

Senior Clinical Psychologist (HCPC Registered)

What therapies I offer:

  • Diagnostic Assessments

Specialises in:

  • Specialist assessments

  • Diagnosis and recommendations for neurodevelopmental disorders

  • Autism

  • ADHD


Erika Muscat Genovese

Senior Educational Psychologist (Warranted)

What therapies I offer:

  • CBT

  • ACT

  • Play Techniques

Specialises in:

  • Assessments to diagnose dyslexia

  • Educational assessments

  • Autism and ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties


Marica Busietta

Psychotherapist (Warranted, ECAP Certified & ECP Registered)

What therapies I offer:

  • Gestalt Psychotherapy

  • Play Techniques

Specialises in:

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Self-esteem

  • School related issues

  • Personal growth

  • Separation & loss


Clare Cassar

Senior Educational Psychologist (Warranted)

What therapies I offer:

  • Diagnostic Assessments

  • Systemic Therapy

  • Social/Emotional Skills Training

  • Mindfulness

  • Self-Regulation Intervention

  • Lego Therapy

Specialises in:

  • Assessment of children (aged 2-18 years)

  • Learning difficulties/disabilities

  • Neurodevelopmental conditions (ADHD, Autism, High Functioning Autism (Asperger), Dyspraxia , Global Developmental difficulties, Down syndrome)

  • Social and emotional difficulties


Elena Mamo

Counselling Psychologist, Gestalt Psychotherapist & Accredited VIG Practitioner

What therapies I offer:

  • Gestalt psychotherapy

  • CBT

  • IPT

  • DBT techniques

Specialises in:

  • Personal exploration and growth

  • Mindfulness

  • Perinatal wellbeing & mental health

  • General mental wellbeing & self care

  • Parent-infant relationship work

  • Mood & anxiety issues

  • Self-esteem

  • Burnout


Jessica Quirolo

Jessica Quirolo

Gestalt Psychotherapist (Warranted)

What therapies I offer:

  • Gestalt psychotherapy

Specialises in:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Bereavement

  • Loss & Grief

  • Trauma

  • Stress & Burn-Out

  • Self-Exploration

  • Personal Growth


Therapists

Kristina Koller

Transformational Coach & Mindfulness Practitioner and Team Coordinator

What therapies I offer:

  • Mindfullness

  • Meditation

Specialises in:

  • Meditation & Mindfulness

  • Personal Development coaching

  • Cognitive rehabilitation


Michela Vasallo Gatt

Neuropsychology Practitioner

What therapies I offer:

  • CBT

  • Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Specialises in:

  • Therapy for Tourette Syndrome Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Low self esteem

  • Support for neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease)

  • Traumatic brain injuries


Kay Cassar

Health Psychology Practitioner

What therapies I offer:

  • CBT

  • Mindfulness

Specialises in:

  • Health anxiety

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • OCD

  • Emotion regulation skills

  • Low self-esteem


Analise Grech

Neuropsychology Practitioner

What therapies I offer:

  • CBT

  • Play therapy techniques

  • DBT techniques

  • Neuro rehabilitation

Specialises in:

  • Anxiety

  • OCD

  • Depression

  • Low self esteem

  • Support for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative conditions


Mariella Spagnol

Neuropsychology Practitioner

What therapies I offer:

  • CBT

  • Play techniques

  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation

Specialises in:

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

  • Depression

  • Low self-esteem

  • Support for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative conditions


Davina Schembri

Educational Psychology Practitioner

What therapies I offer:

  • CBT

  • Strength-based coaching

Specialises in:

  • Assessments to diagnose dyslexia

  • Educational assessments

  • Behaviour difficulties

  • Social-emotional difficulties

  • Self-esteem

  • Neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g. Autism, ADHD)


Assistant Psychologists

Christine Gafa

Assistant Psychologist


Aurora Micallef

Assistant Psychologist


Scepan Ivanovic

Assistant Psychologist


Mattea Taliana

Assistant Psychologist


Find Us

Ground Floor 1C Garden Residence, Triq in-Nutar Zarb, Attard ATD9041, Malta

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