Dr Valentina Faia

Specialist Psychiatrist

“I’ve always being fascinated by the complexity of the mind-body interaction and, being a Psychiatrist and a Psychotherapist, I always have in mind that caring for wellness means caring for balance”

I have been passionate about and loved my profession from the very beginning of my 15 years of experience. It enables me to establish such a deep connection with every single client in a genuine and meaningful way.

I have always been deeply engaged by the unique and truly incomparable experience of accessing the psyche and inner world of my clients. I view each session and consultation as a privileged journey. I used to work in a Psychiatric Ward of a General Hospital while running my private practice and giving Lectures to younger colleagues. Working across many different clinical settings I gained an ever growing expertise in managing complicated cases.

My aim remains always to help my clients to restore their body-mind balance, giving effective medications and combining medications and psychotherapy psychodynamically oriented when required.


  • Schizophrenia Spectrum
  • Obesity
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bipolar  and Depressive Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders in Adults and Adolescents
  • Dissociative and Trauma-related and Stressor-related Disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Disorders of the Cycle of Life in Women

Qualifications & memberships

  • Registered at the Italian Medical Board, Rome section, no 49958 Specialist w/ Full Registration at the U.K. General Medical Council (GMC), no 7516014 Specialist Psychiatrist – Psychotherapist
  • Psychodinamically Oriented Experienced (>5 years) Lecturer Psychiatric Professor DHCC (Dubai)Healthcare City Authority) Licence no MS1679-17
  • MD in Medicine and Surgery cum laude, 1999- Università Campus Bio-Medico, Roma, Italy
  • Specialization in Psychiatry cum laude, 2003- Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
  • SCOPE CERTIFIED EXPERT , (World Obesity Federation), UK, 2016