Cristiano Bruschi - Registered MBACP
My name is Cristiano Bruschi and I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) of which I follow its code of ethics for good practice.
Whether or not you have experienced counselling or psychotherapy before, the process of finding a therapist might feel daunting and make you wonder whether the therapist will understand your issues and be able to work with you without passing judgement.
I offer one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy, and I provide a space for you to open up and explore difficult issues in a safe and non-judgemental environment, whatever the issues presented. Depending on the individual situation, you will then be enabled to review your patterns of behaviour and relationships and take action towards change. The general aim is to help you find healthier and more satisfying ways of living your life. In addition, you might have specific aims that I can help you achieve.
During the first consultation we will start exploring your reasons for seeking counselling and psychotherapy at this point in your life. I will also ask you some questions to get to know you and to understand what you would like to gain from therapy. I normally offer weekly sessions at a time that suits both of us.
As a counsellor, I have experience of working with a variety of issues including:
- Loss and bereavement
- Family and Relationship difficulties
- Difficulties in relation to sexuality
- Sexual difficulties
- Sexuality and sexual identity issues
- LGBT issues
- Identity issues
- Low self-esteem and self-worth
Attachment theory has been the main focus in my work as a therapist. Our difficulties very often stem from our early experiences with our caregivers. These early relationships have an impact on people's present behaviours, affects and relational patterns. I help clients explore the origins of their current difficulties and together we find the most effective way to work through them.
The way I work is integrative which means I am able to draw from different therapeutic approaches such as humanistic, psychodynamic, relational, existential and body psychotherapy depending on the individual’s needs. This way I am able to tailor my approach to each situation that is brought up by the individual during our sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook my training as a counsellor at The Minster Centre in London and I was awarded with a master’s degree in Psychotherapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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My fees are £40 for the initial consultation and then £70 per session thereafter. I also offer concessionary rates depending on income and my availability.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|