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About me

Taking the first step

Life can be challenging & feel overwhelming. It can be unpredictable, uncertain and throw us off balance. Sometimes, talking to friends or family isn’t an option & we don’t often prioritise our self-care. If you’re reading this now, you are realising your need to focus on doing what’s right by you & taking care of yourself. Whatever your fears, anxiety, anger, pain, sadness or personal challenges, therapy will help you to heal & move forward. Central to my therapeutic approach is to help you bring to the surface the answers & solutions that exist within you. By gently stimulating your curiosity & increasing your self-awareness, it will help you embrace change.

A little about me and How I can help

I am a MBACP (accred) and MNCS (accred) psychotherapist & counsellor and I work in a way that does not tie into a single theory but rather combining selected aspects of various theories to offer a more integrative, personal and relational approach, thus recognising that every client and their needs, are unique to them.

We can explore your concerns in the here & now but we may also journey into your past experiences and your childhood to explore what might be affecting your present-day world and understand how those experiences inform who you are today. Together we will create a relationship where trust, openness & acceptance are key to your better understanding of self

Making the right decision

It’s not easy making the decision to have therapy. Just picking up the phone may feel like a challenge in itself. Perhaps you worry that taking this journey might be too painful, that it’ll evoked unbearable feelings or that no-one can understand what you’re going through. Dealing with it alone can be draining & too much to cope with.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Together, we will reignite your inner strength, increase your resilience and journey towards a happier, more positive and more empowered self.

Would you like to know more?

Why not make that first step and call or email me. We can have a brief chat about your concerns and what you hope to gain from counselling, and then if you’re happy to continue, we can arrange an initial consultation and take it from there. The consultation is an opportunity for you to decide whether my style and approach suits you and for me to understand more about you, and what your goals and aspirations are of therapy.

Online therapy

Online therapy has made counselling and psychotherapy more accessible than ever before.  It is equally as effective as face-to-face in-person therapy and all that is required is reliable internet connection and a private space to talk. In fact, it offers the following additional benefits:

  • Greater flexibility enabling you to access therapy from any location however remote
  • You can conduct your sessions from the comfort and safety of your own home or office
  • You are not restricted to searching for a more local therapist offering you greater choice in who you see
  • It can save time and money as you don't have to travel to see your therapist
  • You can schedule sessions for a time that is more convenient for you
  • You can continue your sessions uninterrupted if working abroad
  • It offers access to those with physical limitations or are homebound

Please feel free to contact me to find out more about the benefits of online therapy.

(When getting in touch, please leave me your mobile number in your message and check your junk mail for replies in case your provider has added more stringent security filters. If possible, add amdilieto@mytimetoheal.co.uk to your email 'safe sender' list to avoid replies visiting your junk mail box.)

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Training, qualifications & experience

Core Training & Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certified in Rewind Trauma Technique
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [CBT]
  • Certificate in Clinical Assessments
  • Certificates in Counselling Skills and Studies
  • BA (Hons) Law with International Business and Applied Psychology

Additional Professional Training

I attend regular specialised psychotherapy courses to maintain up-to-date training and continuous professional development

Professional Memberships

  • Accredited Registered Member with the BACP [British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy] - MBACP (accred)
  • Accredited Registrant Member with the NCS [National Counselling Society] - MNCS (accred)


I work with adults in my private practice and have also worked with children and young people in various North West London mental health services.

In my entire working career, my roles across the corporate, public and volunteer sectors have always involved harnessing people’s development, drawing on their potential and strengths, and helping them achieve their personal goals. I have had the greatest opportunity and privilege to work with a wide cross section of people and I take great pride in maintaining a high level of ethical and safe practice with safeguarding and confidentiality being imperative in my work.

I firmly believe that for any successful relationship to work, at the core of it there needs to be respect and trust.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Ageing
  • Catastrophising
  • Death and Dying
  • Flashbacks
  • Grief
  • Guilt
  • Hopelessness
  • Irritability
  • Life-Limiting or Terminal Illness Diagnosis
  • Loss
  • Nightmares
  • Parenting Issues
  • Self Blame
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disturbance- Insomnia
  • Trust
  • Worrying

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Initial Consultations  -  £60
50 minute sessions    - £55
90 minute sessions    - £90
Students 18+              - £45

For those wishing to attend more than once a week to explore their concerns in more depth through more intensive psychotherapy, I am happy to discuss fees on an individual basis and will be dependant on session availability.

I am currently recognised by several medical insurers including: Aetna, AXA PPP, Aviva, Cigna, Freedom Health, Healix Health Services, The Exeter, Vitality Health and WPA


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Online Session Available Telephone Sessions Available Free off street parking Easily accessible by public transport No Wheelchair Access


Availability is:  Monday - Friday  10:00am - 7:00pm

Types of client

Anna-Maria DiLieto BA(Hons), PGDip, MBACP (Accred), MNCS(Accred)

Anna-Maria DiLieto BA(Hons), PGDip, MBACP (Accred), MNCS(Accred)