Umberto Crisanti

Umberto Crisanti

Canterbury
CT1

07578135888

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Canterbury
CT1

07578135888

About me

What I offer:
I can offer short-term and long-term counselling and CBT (Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy). When I receive an enquiry by email, I will reply as soon as possible. We can then arrange a time that is mutually convenient to meet for our first session, where we can explore what brings you to therapy and work together to devise a suitable treatment if you wish. I have 13 years of experience of working within a variety of settings and helping people with a very wide range of issues such as depression, anxieties, phobias or existential problems.

About my approach:
Life is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed, and it can be really difficult to navigate some of these changes without additional support - which is where I can help.

I believe that people have an innate strength and resources to effect real change in their lives, and that with guidance, they can be re-enabled to find their way forward through issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, psychosomatic problems and other emotional difficulties such as PTSD, traumatic experiences, low self-esteem, eating disorders, OCD etc.

I believe that therapy:

  • is an encounter between two equal, sentient beings
  • is a collaboration between them, in a safe confidential space
  • can bring about a process of positive change
  • works effectively with a compassionate, empathic and attentive therapist, who empowers his clients to examine their experiences and re-organise their thoughts.

Client testimonial:

"This is helping me to get my head in order, if my head is not in order then I don’t know what I am doing. This is leading me to organise my thoughts, it makes me feel looked after and you are helping me to understand, it is an intellectual discussion in which I discover more about myself and my thoughts. It seems that I am teaching you about me, and you taking a genuine interest in me. I liked it when you asked “can you help me to understand this?” and you waited for me to think through it, instead of jumping to conclusions, unlike what happens when I talk to other people..."

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained in a broad range of therapeutic approaches, my extensive studies have enabled me to create a flexible style of working to meet individual client needs, making use of Integrative Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy), and mindfulness resources.

I adhere to the professional and ethical codes set out by the professional bodies of which I am an accredited member, for example, you can be assured of complete client confidentiality. As well as private practice, I am currently working in an NHS GP practice, where I provide short-term counselling and CBT under the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) scheme.

My qualifications are listed below:

Permanent Accreditation with the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies)
Graduate member of BPS (British Psychological Society)
Certificate in MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy)
Qualified High Intensity Therapist in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychotherapy
MSc in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, University of Palermo

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BABCP

Fees

The first session is up to 60 minutes, subsequent sessions are 60 minutes.

Therapy sessions are charged at £50, or 4 sessions for £180. I can offer concessions for those on benefits and for student counsellors. NHS staff are entitled to a 20% discount on production of their staff card.

Maps & Directions

Canterbury, CT1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Italian, Spanish
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