Mrs. Valentina Valentini, Valentina Valentini MA

Preferred Name: Valentina

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I started off in a nursing degree and practised as a Psychiatric nurse. I then worked at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, whilst completing my BA(Honours) and MA (Clinical psychology degree). I entered the private practice sector in 1996 as a Clinical Psychologist to current date(2022). In 2010 I completed my EMDR training with Alexandra Richman. I’ve been in supervision with consultant Lynne McKay from 2020/21/22. I work with children, adolescents and adults.

Education & Experience

1983 Dip. Gen. Nursing & Psychiatry , Dip. Midwifery, Dip. Comm. Health Nursing. 1994 BA with Honours Rhodes University 1996 MA Cum Laude in Clinical Psychology 2010 EMDR Level 2 Advanced training.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa. Cape Town Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Group. Cape Town Adult Psychoanalytic Group. EMDR Peer Supervision Group.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Expats
  • Immigrants
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • Seniors


  • English


MPS - Medical Protection Society.