Lead Therapist for General Psychiatry at Nightingale Hospital, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Anger problems
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge eating disorder (BED)
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dual diagnosis
- Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)
- Interpersonal difficulties
- Memory problems
- Mood disorders
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Perinatal mental health
- Personality disorders
- Psychosexual difficulties
- Sleep disorders
- Suicidal thoughts and feelings
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Work-related stress disorder
Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships
- Master of Science (MSc) in Health Psychology
- Professional Degree in Psychology, Clinical Psychology
- Currently undertaking a Doctorate in Psychology at Teesside University
- Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist
- Professional Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS)
Maria Antypa completed her professional training as a Clinical Psychologist in Greece, where she worked in primary care, inpatient, community, specialist mental health and physical health services.
She has experience working with people of all ages who have a wide range of difficulties including; stress, depression, anxiety disorders, substance misuse, pain management, dementia, brain injury, trauma, psychosis, and personality and bipolar disorders.
Her set of skills include a range of psychological approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) and administration of psychological diagnostic assessments.
Maria is currently the lead therapist for general psychiatry at Nightingale Hospital and has been acting as a specialist placement supervisor for doctoral counselling psychology trainees. Alongside her clinical work in inpatient and community services, she is a member of the Accreditation Committee for AIMS Rehab: a Quality Network for Mental Health Rehabilitation Services, which is regulated by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).
Maia is a compassionate clinical psychologist, who creates a space for her patients to feel comfortable and respected.
She approaches her patients in a sensitive, warm and non-judgemental manner, and tailors her approach to their individual needs. She uses a focused and timely approach to help her patients to achieve their goals and improve their wellbeing.