Alessio Rizzo, MA, MSc, MBACP
8-26 Bath Street
231 Shoreditch High Street
I have successfully worked with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders, PTSD and relationship issues. My approach includes the discoveries of CBT on how moods and thoughts are linked to each other, and the fact that deepening awareness leads to change.
I include elements of mindfulness and motivational interviewing to support self-discovery so that, once we deepen your understanding of yourself, we can work together on how to make positive changes.
I am a qualified counsellor and a psychotherapist trained in the UK and educated at MA level. My services include short term, long term and on-line psychotherapy as well as offering sessions in Italian.
Feel free to email or phone me with no obligation. On-line counselling are also available upon request.
We begin by exploring your current situation in a warm, non-judgemental, confidential and professional space, so that we can understand what is happening in your life and we can identify the main areas that need attention. For example you might come to therapy with me because you want to get rid of your anxiety, and we will look at what form this anxiety takes in you, when it starts during the day, how long it lasts, and when in your life you first started feeling anxious. In other words, we map what you feel into the wider context of your life.
The beginning is very important because we will get to know each other and form what I call a therapeutic alliance. In this alliance I will endeavour to provide the best support and professional help I can to ethically and safely assist you understand what is causing distress in your life, and make long lasting positive changes.
The therapeutic journey
Once we have decided the focus and length of our work together, our therapeutic journey is likely to include some aspects, if not all, of the following areas
Develop assertive abilities to build more positive ways of thinking
- Understand how and when psychological discomfort started
- Make sense of what is stopping your from living a healthier and more fulfilling life
- Understand how past events have shaped the way you behave and think now
- Understand how you relate to others and how past and current relationships (family, friends, partners, etc.) impact you
Taking the first step
Therapy is proven to be the most helpful way to get over feelings of being stuck, depressed, and anxious. Whether you are considering counselling for the first time, or you already have some experience of therapy, I am happy to assist you in starting a therapeutic journey together.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Registered Counsellor
MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies
Accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist
Personal Development Group Facilitator
Mindfulness for Stress, Fear, Shame and Trauma
LGBT Support Group Leader
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
£55 before 3pm
£65 after 3pm
First meeting £40
All sessions last 50 minutes. Concession fees available - please enquire for more information
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Friday morning, Wednesday evening. Please enquire for other availability
Types of client