Dr. Guy Barbato (PhD)
Hello! Thank you for looking at my profile! Here's a little about me
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My hours are 0700 - 2200, Monday - Saturday. I work from 3 clinics in central London all situated within short walking distance of major railway stations; Victoria, Waterloo & Denmark Hill.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|