Gina Di Malta

MSc, DCPsych, CPsychol, HCPC registered practitioner psychologist

NSPC Roles
Research Supervisor: Primary Doctoral Supervisors,
Research Supervisors: Masters and Secondary,


I am a Counselling Psychologist practitioner and lecturer in Psychotherapy. I have supervised doctoral students since 2017.I offer primary and secondary research supervision for Doctoral students. My research interest lies in the study of psychotherapy processes and how these can be enhanced to facilitate impact on client outcomes. Research topics I study include client agency, goal-oriented practices, client preferences for therapy, relational depth and mutuality, and pluralism in research and practice. I conduct both qualitative and quantitative research. /Di Malta, G., Cooper, M., Vos, J., & van der Veer, K. (2020). An Application of the Three-Step Test-Interview (TSTI) in the Validation of the Relational Depth Frequency Scale. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 0022167820962626./ Di Malta, G., Evans, C., Cooper, M. (2019). Development and validation of the relational depth frequency scale. Psychotherapy Research. DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2019.1585590/ Di Malta, G., Oddli, H. W., Cooper, M. (2019). From intention to action: A mixed methods study of clients’ experiences of goal-oriented practices. Journal of Clinical Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22821/ Farr, J. Di Malta, G., Cooper, M. (2019). Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of Counselling in a Community Mental Health Setting: Pitfalls and Learnings. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. DOI: 10.1002/capr.12262/ Di Malta, G., Cooper, M., Raymond-Barker, B., Moller, N. (In preparation). Relational depth, intimacy and mental health.

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