Francesco Bernardi

Francesco Bernardi

68 Lombard Street

07510 809717

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About me

My name is Francesco and I am a Registered Psychologist and I offer psychological interventions in the form of CBT, counselling and EMDR - both in person and via Skype.

What you may be looking for
I am fully aware that seeking psychological help is not an easy task. You may be experiencing emotional distress, or someone – a friend, family, a doctor – may have suggested that you could benefit from psychotherapy; or you would like to become more aware of patterns in the way you think, feel and behave. Last but not least, you may simply want to know yourself better.

I hope that you will find what you are looking for in here.

My experience and expertise
I have experience in offering therapy to adults and older people suffering from anxiety and depression. My specialities are: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder with tendency to excessive worry (GAD), specific phobias (such as, needle phobia, blood phobia, animal phobia, etc.), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression. I also work with anger, low self-esteem and relationship issues.

I have experience in working with the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual Queer population (LBTQ), and have helped people address sexuality, coming out, and relationship issues.

My therapeutic style
My approach to therapy is based on mutual respect and collaboration with my clients. I am able to use different psychotherapeutic approaches – such as CBT, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Narrative Exposure Therapy, and EMDR –either in their pure form or by integrating them, depending on your needs.

I can offer therapy both in English and Italian.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Neuropsychology, obtained at the University of Bologna (Italy). I also completed a doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University London (UK). My rigorous trainings enabled me to become a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the HPCP (Health and Care Professional Council). It is mandatory that practicing psychologists be registered with this important body, which provides with high standards in delivering our interventions.

I have also successfully completed a post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR (parts 1, 2, 3).

I have worked in the mental health sector in the NHS for the last seven years, and I am able to help with complex and chronic psychological issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



Individuals (face to face and Skype):
£120 per 50-minute session

Couples (face to face and Skype):
£150 per 60-minute session

Sessions are to be paid in cash or online payment at the end of each session – or in block if you prefer.

My email address is:

When you get in touch, please provide:
- Your availability
- Type of therapy (individual or couple)
- Format of therapy (face-to-face or Skype)

Further information

I am a registered provided with the following private health insurances:

Vitality Health
Standard Life Healthcare
Allianz Worldwide Care

Please do check with them first, as you may need a GP referral to claim through them.

Maps & Directions

London, EC3V 9LJ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Italian


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Tuesdays: 3pm-9pm

Wednesdays: 3pm-9pm

Fridays: 10am-6pm

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to trainee psychologists.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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