BSc, DClinPsych, PhD, CPsychol
Fulvia is a chartered psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in fertility, pregnancy and parenthood. Originally from Italy, Fulvia has been based in London since 2000 where she trained and taught at the Anna Freud Centre, Hampstead and University College London. Fulvia has worked in evidence-based research with a focus on antenatal care as lead at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She has over 20 years of experience and is the founder of the Dandelion Centre for Integrated Health.
Fulvia offers psychotherapy to individuals and couples who are experiencing fertility issues, pregnancy grief and loss, IVF treatment, depression and anxiety, pregnancy complications and difficulties adjusting to parenthood.
If you are planning to have a baby, are already pregnant, or recently had a baby, Fulvia provides a safe and supportive environment in which you can explore and identify the sources of concern, talk through your options, and find effective ways to reduce stress. Fulvia offers a reassuring space to prepare for treatment and receive support afterwards.
After an initial assessment, you will be offered a therapeutic plan tailored to your specific needs, enabling you to fully enjoy your unique fertility, pregnancy and parenthood journey.
Fulvia is available on both weekdays and Saturdays for your convenience.
Languages: English and Italian
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) practitioner at the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
Member of the British Fertility Society (BFS)
Individual Session - £150 (60 minutes per week)
Couple Session - £180 (60 minutes per week)
Couple Session - £220 (90 minutes, fortnightly)
We had received possible worrying news from our NHS anomaly scan, without much information provided or confirmation. I am so pleased that we came to The Birth Company for reassurance, as we are now extremely happy that everything is fine. Shahrzad was fantastic and went through the whole anomaly scan thoroughly, explaining everything and looking in detail at each area. Nothing was rushed and she took her time to make sure baby was in the correct position to get the best results. We can’t thank her and Dr Gibb enough for the confidence they have given us. Would highly recommend The Birth Company for all scans.
' Professional and reassuring 'Helen Campbell
The sonographer was ready as soon as I arrived, and she was extremely calming, personable and professional. The scan and blood test where efficient without feeling rushed and all very easy. These appointments can feel uneasy and make you feel anxious but I felt reassured and in professional hands the whole time
I saw Kate throughout my first pregnancy and am now doing so again with my second. She is absolutely amazing, she explains everything really clearly, and has answered all sorts of bizarre questions and worries I have had. On top of being clinically excellent she is also just the loveliest person and always a pleasure to see.Sarah Elliott
We had the harmony test with the Birth Company and had a reassurance scan with sonographer Kirsty McGarry who was absolutely lovely and really put our minds at rest. We had been scared by our NHS dating scan and left feeling like there was something wrong. We explained the situation and was treated very professionally and with good care. Also speedy appointments also as I had phone in the morning and got an appointment by afternoon. So thankful.Ashley and Tom
Really friendly, efficient service. Great experience overall. Had the Panorama. My appointment was with Kate who was absolutely fantastic. The results came really quickly. Have a comparison with private healthcare elsewhere and must say that The Birth Company was just how I would like to be treated when I pay for medical services - attentively, calmly, friendly, in a pleasant environment that doesn't look like hospital. Top marks!Anna
' Efficient, friendly and always on hand to provide last minute appointments 'Anna s
The Birth Company has been excellent, providing timely scans and blood tests during my IVF treatment abroad. Staff are always friendly and extremely efficient. I would highly recommend coming here.
' Professional and friendly 'Lyndsey Dilla
When I first contacted the Birth Company I spoke to Danielle. She was fantastic. She went above & beyond to put me at easy & make the journey from Kent as stress free as possible. Every staff member that myself and my husband have come into contact with have been approachable, professional and friendly. Kate scanned me the first time and put me completely at easy. Lisa on reception is professional and very approachable. Highly recommended
' Highly recommended 'Emelie
Donald was so lovely! I was so nervous as I have a bad history and he was super quick and confirmed my baby's heartbeat as quickly as he could. He spent time showing me the baby and the anatomy and it was the best money I have ever spent! The reception girls were lovely too - considering they deal with babies day in day out they were super excited for me! Thank you so much one and all! If only I lived in London and could have all my scans with you!
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