Alessio Rizzo, MA, MSc, MBACP
8-26 Bath Street
231 Shoreditch High Street
I work mainly with anxiety-related issues including GAD, panic attacks, OCD, social anxiety and PTSD. In addition, I help clients deal with depression and relationship issues. I study anxiety and human behaviour in relationships from many points of view and, as you can see at the bottom of this page, I write and publish articles on it.
My approach focusses on the present situation and includes the discoveries of CBT, mindfulness, Gestalt and motivational interviewing on how to make meaningful change in life. When needed, elements of attachment theory and neuroscience are used to support self-discovery and make new behaviours and ways of living possible.
At times life just doesn't seem to work and we don't know what is going on or where to start to feel better. The therapeutic journey starts with you and from where you are and by helping you find a way forward that is right for you.
I am an accredited Psychotherapist and a registered counsellor educated at MA level. My services include short term, long term and on-line psychotherapy as well as offering sessions in Italian.
Not sure whether therapy is for you?
Contacting a therapist for the first time can be difficult decision to make. You can find some examples of what brings people to therapy a few lines below, or you could visit my website to find out more about me and the way I work.
I currently offer a first consultation at a reduced price to allow clients to have a taste of what therapy is like. Some clients decide to come back, while others prefer to think about it. I will support you to make the choice that is best for you.
What brings clients to therapy
At times clients come to therapy because something is not right in their life, but it is difficult to pin point what is causing difficulties.
At other times clients come because they have identified a specific issue: panic attacks have been happening without no clear reason, an outburst of anger at work, a lack of connection with your partner. Perhaps life just feels dull and there is nothing that makes you feel happy.
Some clients have a formal diagnosis of OCD, depression and have been advised to either take medications, or have therapy or a combination of the two.
Regardless of the circumstances, the first task of therapy is to clarify what is happening to you and how you can make the best use of therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist
BACP Registered Counsellor
MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies
Accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist
Mindfulness for Anxiety and Stress
Accredited register membership
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
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Monday evening, Wednesday evening, Friday morning and evening. Please enquire for other availability
Types of client