Dr.Valerie A. G. Ventureyra, PhD
Clinical Psychologist- Psychotherapist (CBT & EMDR)



I also offer online therapy with Zoom, Skype and Facetime


I am a Clinical and Cognitive Psychologist-Psychotherapist, specialised in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR for trauma/ PTSD. I studied and obtained my degrees and training in Psychology in Canada (McGill University) and in France (Université Lyon 2, Université Paris 5 & EHESS), and established a private practice in Paris in 2008, providing therapy for a range of issues to the international (expats, students, immigrants) and local communities.

I now provide psychotherapy online and in Malaga (in the downtown Soho district) in English, French and Spanish to adults.

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) : These therapies have been studied and evaluated over time and have proven their efficacy for a wide-range of psychological and social problems. Treatment tends to be rather short-term (a few months to one or two years depending on the problem(s)) and improvement can generally be noted after only a few sessions. Therapy is interactive and based on collaboration between therapist and client. I also use other approaches stemming from CBT such as Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

  • I am a member of AFTCC: Association Française de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive: (French CBT association).

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): This effective and validated approach was originally developed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following stressful and often life-threatening events such as accidents, natural disasters or intentional violence. Today this therapy can be extended to other situations, such as early verbal/ psychological abuse by parents or peers, that may nonetheless be just as psychologically harmful, and often linked to limiting behaviours, phobias, panic attacks, confidence and self-esteem issues.

Types of Problems Treated

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Phobia

  • Panic Attacks

  • Depression o Trauma and PTSD

  • Cultural Adaptation Issues (culture-shock for expatriates)

  • Adjustment/ Phase of Life problems

  • Relationship difficulties (couple, family, colleagues…)

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Self-confidence issues

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Burn-out/ Bore-Out

To make an appointment:
Please contact me by email
If you would like to speak on the phone and have any specific questions please send me an email with your phone number and I will reach out to you.

  • Languages: English, French and Spanish

  • Face-to-face: downtown Malaga (Soho district, 29001)

  • Online: Zoom/ Skype/ Facetime


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