Antonio Giacalone Advanced Dip CPCAB CBT MBACP (registered)
Welcome to my Counselling profile. My name is Antonio and I specialise in supporting people who experince Anxiety. Over the years in my practice, I have worked with people from very diverse backgrounds and presenting challenges. Throughout my practice one issue that kept being presented by people accessing support has been anxiety. This has led me to focus my work on working directly with this presenting problem. Anxiety is a normal response to situations that could be dangerous. Its fear apprehension about what’s to come. Normal level of anxiety is essential without this response life will be precarious continuously. What is not normal is when the experience of anxiety prevents you from living your life. When you adopt avoidance behaviour in order to avoid feeling anxious. When it interferes with your life, relationships, work, and most importantly the relationship with yourself. When you feel that it has taken over and you feel imprisoned and helpless. When your body reacts with very uncomfortable sensations like fast hart beat, uneasiness, chest pains, fast thoughts and many more. Each person experience anxiety differently in their body.
My aim is the one of helping you in becoming a more self-reliant individual. I will help you to gain knowledge of when your anxiety started and what’s keeps it going. I will share with you the physiology of anxiety to disempower anxiety and all is symptoms. I will support you in exploring the concerns you will bring to the session, and will help you in exploring feelings associated with your challenge. This will be done in a safe and confidential space. I work under the BACP code of Ethics and you will receive nothing but the best of standard.
Stop coping with anxiety and start to heal and live your life.
Types of anxiety (list not exhaustive)
Panic disorder: Panic attacks usually unexpected. Occurring any time of day and or night.
Health anxiety: fear of illnesses or medical conditions. Constant worry about your health. Checking the body and body sensations.
Social anxiety: fear of social situations and being judged.
Separation anxiety: fear of being away from loved ones.
What to expect
In my initial meeting I will conduct an assessment to ascertain if I will be able to support you or if you need more specialised intervention. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. In this initial consultation we will have the chance to get each other and, by the end, we will decide if it is appropriate to work together. If we do decide to work together my suggestion is to work for 6 sessions with a session to review and to explore if it is necessary to continue. This is of course all explored in the safety of a confidential space. The aim is to not make you dependant on counselling but to give you the tools that will give you back autonomy, independence, and normal level of anxiety.
Key words used in my counselling practice– Emphatic- Understanding- Supportive- Challenging, and most of all ethical and confidential. In the years I have worked with people I have learned great strategies and can offer you many different tips. You will then have the choice and opportunity to use them. I take my work seriously however in the time we work together there will be opportunity to also smile.
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative approach (CPCAB accredited)
Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB accredited)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills Certificate
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
- Because of current COVID situation I am offering support at reduced cost. This will be done via video or telephone. Please contact me for more information.
Students and Concessions per income related issues.- £45.00 per session
I offer a sliding scale and limited concessions to those who may be currently unable to afford the standard fees. Please contact me for more details.
Week end appointments available.
Please conatct me for times.
I offer telephone counseling and Video.
Concessions offered for
I have availability but service is via telephone or via video.