Dr Thomas T. Italiano, Clinical Psychologist & Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Room 42, Cannon Drive
Hi. If you are vising my profile, quite likely something does not seem right in the way you feel. Becoming aware of this and seeking help are difficult steps to take, so you are already moving in the right direction.
Various reasons might have prompted you to look for counselling. People can experience work related stress, excessive worries, relationship difficulties, losses. At times it is difficult to discuss how you feel with family or friends and this might leave you in an uncomfortable position.
I can offer you a safe and confidential space where we can think together about what is most problematic for you and how you might want to move things forward. Psychological therapy can help you develop a better understanding of your feelings and how they lead you to think and act. If we notice that some of your behaviour patterns are unhelpful or keep the problems going, we can identify and practice different ways of coping that might serve you better.It is also possible that in your life things seem to be in the right place, yet you feel unfulfilled or disconnected. Therapy can allow you to explore those feelings and make sense of what really matters to you.
I am a clinical psychologist and I provide therapy both privately and in the NHS. I have completed extensive training in different therapy models including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), systemic and psychodynamic therapy. I predominantly practice from a CBT perspective, however I always tailor my approach to what is most helpful to you and what you want from this therapy. My approach is friendly and down to earth, and I value a genuine and honest therapeutic relationship.
We will use the first session to discuss your current difficulties and your expectations for therapy. It will be an opportunity to assess whether we can work well together and whether my approach suits your therapeutic needs. If you are not happy or not sure, there is no obligation to take treatment forward any further.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in a variety of Mental Health settings within the NHS and I am currently working in a MAP (Mood, Anxiety and Personality Disorder) Service in East London.
I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I am registered with the Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC). I am also a Cognitive Behavioural therapist, accredited by the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), and am guided and abide by their professional practice guidelines.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Sessions last 50 minutes.
I do offer an initial consultation at £50.If we decide to work together, following individual sessions will cost £75 and payments can be done by cash or bank transfers.
I am also registered as a psychological/counselling therapy provider for Aviva and Cigna insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client