Alessio Rizzo, MA, MSc, MBACP
231 Shoreditch High Street
4 Staple Inn
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 and the Gestalt ideas that deepening awareness leads to change. I include elements of mindfulness and motivational interviewing to support self-discovery and change. I am a qualified counsellor educated at MA level. My services include short term, long term and on-line counselling as well as offering session in Italian.
I can support you gain understanding and control of how anxiety, depression and other forms of discomfort are linked to current life circumstances, relationships, and difficult past event. By becoming aware of what is getting in the way of you being satisfied and healthy, we can find new ways of behaving and relating to life.
Feel free to email or phone me with no obligation. I offer short and long term counselling in a warm and centrally located room in the heart of Shoreditch. Telephone and 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 and Stress Reduction
LGBT Support Group Leader
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£65 per 50-min session. Concession fees available - please enquire for more information
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Friday morning, Wednesday evening. Please enquire for other availability
Types of client