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M.A. psychotherapy, Registered MBACP, Accredited UKCP

About me

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:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Family and Relationship difficulties
  • Difficulties in relation to sexuality
  • Bullying
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Sexuality and sexual identity issues
  • LGBT issues
  • Stress
  • Isolation
  • 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 trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist at The Minster Centre in London and I was awarded with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling, an Advanced Diploma and a master’s degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£100.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

The fee is £100 per session and the initial consultation can be discounted to £50 using a discount code (see below). I also offer concessionary rates depending on income and my availability.

If you have any questions or need clarification please contact me through my website. If you wish to directly book an initial consultation, pick your slot and pay online please go to https://therapy-spacebookings.as.me. If no availability is found it means that my practice is full and I am currently unable to take on new clients.

Make sure to use discount code FIRST-SESSION to reduce the initial session to £50

When I work

Monday to Thursdays 8am to 8pm

124 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 3RY

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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