About me

I am a chartered psychologist, counsellor and psychotherapist, HCPC and BACP registered, with several years' experience working extensively with adult and adolescent patients and using a Cognitive Behavioural approach (CBT).

I am currently working as a private therapist in Marylebone, Central London (W1).

My career has always been driven by my strong passion for mental health issues and support to people.
As a psychotherapist, I have gained experience helping people from all over the world on issues related to anxiety, stress, low mood, low self esteem, problems in relationships and attachment, parenting and pregnancy, anger and sleep problems.
I am specialised in providing CBT, a method that has extensively proven its effectiveness in helping patients suffering from several psychological difficulties.

I am well aware that seeking help or therapy is not always an easy decision. Most of the times this very decision implies undertaking a process of reflection and the awareness that something feels off - or is simply nor alright - and that pain or emotional discomfort are involved.
Psychotherapy can be the answer as it represents a tool to better deal with the important and delicate moment in which we come to terms with who we are and we allow ourselves to change.
Therapy indeed can help you nurturing your personal resources and overcoming the barriers that are blocking you from reaching what you would like.

Therefore if you have any question or doubt, please feel free to contact me before booking a session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (4 years) at Studi Cognitivi, Milan, Italy;
  • MSc in Clinical Psychology at Universita' Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy;
  • BA in Psychological Sciences at Universita' Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.

I have collaborated as a psychologist and research assistant in the Psychiatric Department of Fatebenefratelli and Ophthalmic Hospital in Milan and I carried out my university internships in the Sleep Disorders Unit and Neuropsychology Unit at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Accredited register membership

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sleep disorders:
- psychophysiological insomnia;
- coping with narcolepsy;
- coping with a diagnosed sleep disorder.

All the difficulties and troubles related to being an expat and living in a foreign country.


£100.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I charge £100 per session.

Limited concessionary rates are available for students and patients on a low income. Feel free to contact me for further information.


Available for sessions from Monday to Friday until 9 pm.

Further information

I deliver therapy through Skype, Facetime and Zoom if clinically appropriate and depending on my patients' specific cases and needs.

I am a provider with WPA, Aviva, VitalityHealth, Cigna HealthCare and Allianz Worldwide Care.

Personal website: www.ilariatedeschi.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IlariaTedeschiLondon

Linkedin profile: uk.linkedin.com/in/ilariatedeschipsychotherapist

Twitter: @ilariatedeschi

Published articles

29 Museum Street

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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