Ms Raffaella Hilty


United Kingdom

Raffaella Hilty is a fully qualified Analytical Psychologist & an Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She is a registered professional member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP). She has worked in a variety of settings, including the NHS, the voluntary sector and privately.

Raffaella Hilty works with both individuals and couples, offering an expert and confidential setting from where to explore one’s present issues and how early attachment and meaningful past relational experiences may have contributed to the way the present is perceived and approached.

Whilst her work takes into account the influence of the past onto the present, it also places as much attention to the future and to the fact that in the present psychological suffering there may be the potential for a meaningful new direction. The focus of the work moves between the present and the past, the inner world and the outer reality, the aim being to become freer from the influence of the past and develop more manageable and authentic ways to relate to oneself and others.

Raffaella Hilty has extensive experience in working with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, low self-worth and low self-esteem, relationship problems, sexuality, body image and identity issues, self-harming, eating disorders, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, career issues, midlife crisis, loss and bereavement, struggle with a lack of purpose and meaning

In addition to her clinical work she has presented clinical papers at public forums and conferences. She has been published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy, in the International Journal of Forensic Psychotherapy and in the Journal of Attachment New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis. Her book, Primitive Bodily Communications in Psychotherapy. Embodied Expressions of a Disembodied Psyche’ was published by Karnac in 2022




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