Alessio Rizzo, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist, MA, MSc, MBACP
I help clients deal with anxiety, anger and relationship issues. Some of the more common anxiety-related problems are panic attacks, social anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. My approach is based on the discoveries of CBT on thoughts and beliefs, Gestalt therapy (which I studied at MA level) and motivational interviewing. I support clients understand what is causing distress and take action to make positive changes.
I am an accredited psychotherapist and a registered counsellor offering short-term, long-term and on-line psychotherapy as well as sessions in Italian.
When anxiety bites hard
Living with high levels of anxiety impacts work, relationships and the overall ability to enjoy life. Therapy starts with identifying all aspects of anxiety: thoughts, emotions, behaviours and physical sensations. At times clients find out that they have been extremely critical of themselves for a long time, or that their confidence is extremely low. Other times relationships with others are difficult to manage and feelings of loneliness and isolation increase anxiety.
Anxiety-related issues include panic attacks, OCD, social anxiety, generalised anxiety and PTSD (my articles on anxiety can be found at the bottom of this page).
Choosing the right therapist is not easy task. I offer a 10-minute free telephone consultation to support clients make the right choice. Feel free to email or phone me with no obligation to book a first meeting at a reduced price or arrange a telephone call.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist
BACP Registered Counsellor
MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies
Accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist
IFS (Internal Family Systems) Therapist
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- 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
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are
£45 first meeting; £70 for individuals; £80 for couples.
All sessions last 50 minutes. Concession fees available upon request for time students and people on low income.
- Acknowledging our difficulties can turn anger and anxiety into self-compassion
- Anger carries a message... do we know what it is?
- Are we checking social media because we feel lonely and anxious?
- The not-so-obvious anxieties of leadership in organisations
- 2 ways mindfulness can help with anxious self-talk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client