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About me

My work is an extension of my way of being in the world. More a vocation than a job: an aspiration to be a host, to allow space and time for exploration and healing; a deep trust in the autonomy, uniqueness, and inner resources of each individual.
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor,  UKCP and BACP registered. I work with individuals and couples dealing with life transitions, relationship issues, finding meaning and direction in life, addictions, low self-esteem, creativity, and sexuality. I was born in Italy and lived in London since 1990; I am an Anglo-Italian bilingual

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy- Metanoia InstituteDiploma in Person-Centred Counselling Metanoia Institute Diploma in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy B.A. Philosophy University of Calabria Italy Meditation and group facilitator Ordained as a Zen Buddhist monk. Author and editor of many books.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology


£65 for individuals
£80 for couples
Fees are negotiable according to income; concessionary rates available for trainees

Further information

I wrote and edited several books, including the best-selling anthologies ZEN POEMS (2002) and HAIKU FOR LOVERS (2004) as well as BUDDHA IS DEAD (2006), a study of Zen and contemporary western thought,  THE SPEED OF ANGELS (2008), a short novel on love and information technology, SPECTRE OF THE STRANGER (2012), a book on the phenomenology of hospitality; AFTER MINDFULNESS: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOLOGY AND MEDITATION (2014); THERAPY AND THE COUNTER-TRADITION (2016) ZEN AND THERAPY (2017); RE-VISIONING PERSON-CENTRED THERAPY (2018); NIETZSCHE AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (2019) I wrote many papers in psychology journals and magazines on a wide range of subjects, mainly dealing with therapy and the modern world. Some of this material is available on my website, www.manubazzano.com

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Existential/Humanistic/Person-centred supervision available.

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Manu Bazzano UKCP MBACP

Manu Bazzano UKCP MBACP