Dr. Guy Barbato (PhD)
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I am a highly experienced psychotherapist. I provide short and long term therapy, having worked predominately in the NHS.
So whether you are in the midst of a crisis, experiencing indefinable feelings of dissatisfaction or seeking to focus on a specific issue, I provide a safe and confidential setting in which we can explore your emotions and thoughts in a safe and non critical environment.
I work with people of all ages – dealing with issues ranging from:
- Relationship and sexual issues
- Borderline Personality Disorder
By working together I will help you evolve and transform your situation, enabling you to have greater self awareness, personal insight and self worth.
My approach is integrative as it draws on a variety of perspectives and theories (psycho-dynamic, existential, analytic and cognitive behavioural) depending on your needs and wants. I al.so offer CBT
However regardless of the chosen theoretical framework, I believe the success of therapy is primarily dependent on a secure therapeutic relationship - developed through acceptance, trust and understanding.
I also offer counselling and psychotherapy in Italian.
What to expect and what I can offer
I understand that coming to therapy is a a daunting experience full of mixed feelings but this is normal. I aim to allow you the time and support that you need to explore your personal story, in your own time and at your own pace.
Should you be interested in finding out more, please contact me for an initial assessment session in which we will explore what you hope to gain from therapy and address any questions or concerns you may have, all in the strictest confidence.
Following this initial session, there is no obligation to continue with therapy, the decision will be solely yours to make.
Should you wish to proceed, we will then begin to meet for 50-minute sessions on a weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
My approach is holistic and integrative predominately centred on a core psycho-dynamic and humanistic approach.
I have also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and I can offer this as a stand-alone approach.
- PhD University of Ulster
- MBA University of Coventry Business School
- BA Universita' di Bologna
- Post Diploma Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Advanced Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
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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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£65 for a 1 hour session.
I also offer subsidized rates for students, the low waged and those working in the arts and the charity sector.These can be as low as £30 for students and the low waged (below 22k) as I offer a sliding scale
Contact me for details.
My clinics are within a short walking distance of several London mainline stations:
- Victoria (SW1),
- Waterloo (SE1)
- Denmark Hill (SE5).
My office times are 0700 - 2200 Monday - Saturday.
I also offer counselling in Italian.