Ms Monia Brizzi

Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential Analysis, Integrative Therapy, Performance Psychology, Person Centered Therapy, Singers and professional voice users, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Regions Covered
London, East London
Location
BAPAM London, Holborn / Canary Wharf
Qualifications/registration
BA Psych Hons (University of Bologna, York University, Toronto, Canada) MSc (London Metropolitan University) Post-MA (Regent’s University London) CPsychol AFBPsS HCPC MBACP EuroPsy
Mobile
07737 821 881

Monia Brizzi is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. She consults in Canary Wharf and as an assessing clinician at BAPAM London.

She has worked with BAPAM for 13 years providing psychological assessment and treatment to professional performers and those in training, including orchestral soloists and players, conductors, composers, musicians, singers, dancers, actors, circus artists, stage managers and other performing arts practitioners.

Monia has a special interest in performance psychology and the psychological dimensions of physical and chronic conditions (somatic symptoms, illness, pain, fatigue, voice problems, tinnitus, musculoskeletal issues, hypo and hyper mobility, functional disabilities, injuries). She also consults on performance anxiety, panic attacks, low mood, perfectionism, impostor syndrome, self-esteem, shame, addictions, dissociation, complex trauma, and career transitions.

She has been interviewed by BAPAM: www.bapam.org.uk/arts-health-practitioners-in-focus-arts-specialist-psychologists-and-psychotherapists/, Classical Music magazine: Health and Wellbeing: Performance Anxiety and Healthy Conservatories Network.

Monia has worked on Wellcome Trust supported art-science projects at University College London Hospital. Facilitated art and psychology symposia with the Society for Existential Analysis and Professor of Art David Cotterrell for the national festival Creativity and Wellbeing Week. Convened Performing Arts Healthcare Conference with Professor of Music Daniel Leech-Wilkinson and BAPAM Senior Manager for Special Projects Dan Hayhurst at King’s College London: Phenomenology and the Arts and https://www.bapam.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/SEA-BAPAM-Hermeneutic-Circular-April-2020.pdf. Collaborates with musicians: Challengingperformance.com, dancers: Dance and Choreomania, and other artists and scientists: https://www.artichoke.uk.com/cosmoscope-research-colloquium/.

She has presented her research at national and international conferences for over 16 years. Recently has published in The Psychologist (British Psychological Society, Vol. 31 – April 2018: 79), the Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis (Vol. 31.1, January 2020: 66-81) and Hermeneutic Circular (October 2018; April & October 2019; April 2020).