Alessio Rizzo, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist, MA, MSc, MBACP
8-26 Bath Street
231 Shoreditch High Street
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).
Relationships are at the heart of our wellbeing. Anxiety and depression are usually linked to difficulties in dealing with important relationships either in the present or in the past. Conflict, lack of desire in romantic relationships, ruptures in friendships and the absence of a group of significant people, especially true for people who moved to a different country or city, generate feelings of loneliness, lack of safety, uncertainty and lack of motivation and direction. It is difficult to make sense of this type of discomfort without talking to a specialist.
We can develop physical symptoms like lack of sleep, accelerated heart rate and even problems with digestion when important relationships are not going well or have chronically not gone well in the past. By understating the link between symptoms and relationships we can find a way to improve our wellbeing. This usually entails working on one's ability to understand their own needs, set healthy boundaries and find ways to deal with differences and conflict.
I currently offer a first consultation at a reduced price to allow clients to have a first-hand experience of therapy and take it from there.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist
BACP Registered Counsellor
MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies
Accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist
Mindfulness for Anxiety and Stress
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- 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
First meeting £45. Standard rate is £65 per session for individuals and £70 for couples.
All sessions last 50 minutes. Concession fees available upon request for full-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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Monday and Wednesday from 3pm, Friday all day. Please enquire for further availability.
Types of client