Understand the layers of Stress and Develop Stress Resilience



Don’t let Trauma, Stress and Anxiety holding you back

at work, at home, anywhere





 Are trauma, stress and anxiety

holding you back? 


Are they interfering with:

  • Work, to the point that you feel it is starting to affect you performance?
  • Family, to a degree that it is interfering with your ability to connect with your loved ones?
  • Interpersonal relationship, in a way that you withdrawing from others?
  • Quality of life, that you are starting to feel overwhelmed and hopeless about the future?


Not everyone is aware that there can be an interplay between past trauma, stress and anxiety. When we find ourselves caught up in the trauma/stress loop, we can end up feeling like nothing we try works, no matter how hard we try. And daily life can become overwhelming.

But it does not have to be this way. With years of experience and expertise in this field, we can help you break away from old patterns and find a new balance.
Let us help you. 

Who we help


Who are feeling the pressure of modern city living, whether this is in relation to work, interpersonal relationships or managing a busy family life



Who are looking for solutions to improve employees emotional well-being by understanding the multilayered complexities faced by their employees 



Who are struggling with the typical challenges posed by modern city living on family members

With years of experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you.

Let us help you.

 A 3 Steps Process 

1. Book a Consultation

Tell us about your needs.


 2. Choose your Package

Find the option that best suits you. 


 3. Reset your future 

Take the necessary steps.


Types of Interventions


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). These are all evidence-based.


A targeted and goal focused intervention aimed at helping you solve a focused question you might have. This is not a mental health intervention and we use the ACT Matrix for this. 


For individuals and teams. This is a set combination of 1:1 and online teaching modules including videos and audios focusing on a particular topic of your choice.

Online Courses

Online teaching modules including of workbooks to enhance your learning. We are currently working on a “Return to work” course for people who are on sick-leave. 




A structured step-by-step Programme based on a combined approach of ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desentisization Reprocessing) and CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy).

Research shows that the way we respond to stressful events can be rooted in past trauma and that this can be re-triggered when we face new challenging situations. When this happens, our emotional reactions can feel disproportionate and the coping strategies we employ unhelpful, leading to increased stress and burnt out. 

This is due to the way our autonomic nervous system (ANS) works, always looking for external cues of threat or safety so to keep us safe. But trauma and chronic stress can impact on the normal functioning of our ANS. 

But it does not have to be this way. Let’s restore and re-train our nervous system to a healthy self-regulation. 

If you would like to know more, please get in touch. Bookings are now open both for individuals and organisations.

Who we are

Our team is made up by clinicians with extensive expertise in different fields of Psychology and Psychotherapy. All of us have worked in NHS services before and have a deep knowledge of the statuary system. At City Living Psychology, we can both work independently and collaboratively as a team, depending  on your needs and services required. We apply a multi-disciplinary team approach to working with children and families when this is deemed appropriate. 

Dr Laura Villa        Clinical Director, Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and IPT Therapist

And while you are here… here is a helpful video about how to cope with the range of feelings that you might be experiencing in relation to Covid-19.