P.Piero Dell'Anno - BA. MA. PgDip. Dip. MSc.

P.Piero Dell'Anno - BA. MA. PgDip. Dip. MSc.

West Hampstead
West End Lane

9 Coldbath Square

07768 759390

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West Hampstead
West End Lane

9 Coldbath Square

07768 759390

About me

My name is Piero Dell'Anno, welcome to my page. I am a Gestalt  clinical psychotherapist and Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, and practise in Farringdon, Islington and Clerkenwell in central London, West Hampstead and Swiss Cottage in north-west London. I hope my page helps you to understand more about my clinical practice, standards and the way I work.

I work both with individuals and couples. My approach is fundamentally humanistic and I support my clients to re-discover their inner resources to overcome the difficulties they are challenged by. I fundamentally believe in the ability of all of us to enjoy our life journey when able to access our self, relational and environmental support. We are all equipped to thrive and not always aware how to.

I am a registered clinical psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) (accredited by the Professional Standards Authority) and a registered psychotherapeutic counsellor with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I am committed to high professional standards. My registration is listed on the UKCP and BACP websites.

I work as counsellor and psychotherapist both in private practice and I have gained several years of clinical experience working with the NHS. I am also an associate clinical psychotherapist with Clinical Partners. I am registered as a psychotherapist with the following health insurers, to provide counselling and therapy covered by their insurance policies: Aviva, Axa PPP, Cigna, WPA and Vitality Health.

People's well-being is at the core of my work as a clinical psychotherapist. I appreciate how difficult it can be to start counselling or psychotherapy, and especially to make the first phone call to ask for support. Counselling and psychotherapy mean opening up to our vulnerability, yet doing so enables us to discover many more possibilities in life: how to become who we are and to live life mostly free from judgments, bias and non-supportive beliefs.

My clients tell me that they feel listened to and understood in a non-judgmental way.

I believe that life is about continuously attempting to be the best version of ourselves, enjoying daily our very existence and  drawing on the resources available to us which we are able to access. Diversity is a value at the heart of my practice. We are all different from each other and, whoever we are, we should be celebrated.

I adopt high professional and ethical standards, offering a service which is confidential to the client and supportive of them.

I offer counselling and therapy addressing a range of matters including:

 couple therapy and relationship issues
 developmental trauma
 parenting and attachment issues
 anxiety, stress and panic attacks
 depression, loss and bereavement
 post natal depression
 sexual and gender identity issues
 lgbt issues
 work-related issues
 low self-esteem
 anger management
 difficulty dealing with and expressing emotions

My clinical work is extensively based on humanistic, existential-phenomenological and mindfulness-based approaches.

I am able to undertake clinical treatment in English, Italian and French.

Amongst other issues I can also assist clients who are experiencing:

  • anxiety, stress and panic attacks;
  • generalised anxiety disorder;
  • relationship issues and couples therapy;;
  • panic disorder;
  • depression;
  • phobias;
  • developmental trauma and sadness;
  • parenting, family  and attachment issues
  • separation and divorce;
  • affairs and betrayal;
  • loss and bereavement;
  • post natal depression;
  • sexual and gender identity issues;
  • lgbt issues;
  • work-related issues;
  • low self-esteem;
  • anger management;
  • difficulty dealing with and expressing emotions;
  • emotional abuse and low self-confidence;

I work in West Hampstead, Farrington, Islington, Swiss Cottage and Central London.

I am a registered psychotherapeutic counsellor and clinical psychotherapist with the following insurances:

Cigna:             registered provider
AXA PPP:        psychotherapist

Aviva:               registered provider
VitalityHealth: registered psychotherapist

WPA:                registered psychotherapist

How can I support you as your life presents with new challenges and old ones?

At times, life can be challenging and the difficulties we face may seem insurmountable. Sometimes those difficulties are rooted in the past, in our relationship with our parents or
caregivers, or in events that have unexpectedly altered the course of our life. We might be
critical of ourselves and believe we should already have overcome these experiences. Unfinished matters from the past can have a negative impact on many areas of life, including relationships with family and friends and our working lives.

It can be difficult to recognise and understand how the past is impacting on our present.
Unresolved issues can manifest themselves in the present as anxiety, depression, jealousy,
panic attacks and other physical symptoms. We each develop a strategy for coping, derived
from what is possible at the time with the available resources. Just as plants somehow adapt to grow despite a shortage of light, water and oxygen, we cope by adopting certain patterns of behaviour, which we then tend to repeat until they become fixed. Even if we recognise these behaviours, and want to change the ones that now work less well for us, change may seem impossible.

I encourage my clients to explore and make connections between the unfinished past and the present, and the impact of the former on the latter. I help clients to become more
compassionate towards themselves, and to recognise that patterns of behaviour they adopted in the past were appropriate at that time, given the resources available to them then. It is only later that such behaviours may appear inappropriate and in need of change. Making these connections helps clients to discover for themselves new opportunities and new ways of being, in the present and future.

Too often, terms such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks and relationship difficulties are
used as if referring to a physical illness and/or to something fixed and unchangeable. I believe they are, in fact, ways of adapting and of being which we have chosen so as to protect and support ourselves.

My ethos is to support my clients in a nonjudgmental way, helping them to discover that we can achieve well-being by drawing on our inner resources and those available in the wider environment. A new way of seeing can be the start of a new way of being.

I am from an Italian background. London is now my home. I have lived and studied in many
countries, and appreciate and enjoy learning from the diversity I have experienced. I am
curious about the power of our inner voice to navigate us through life, and about our potential to learn self-compassion, loving kindness  so as to be kinder to ourselves in coping with life’s challenges.

Training, qualifications & experience

Lifelong learning is at the core of my clinical practice. Ongoing professional development is,
for me, a way of ensuring that my clients continuously benefit from the most advanced
findings in research into psychology and psychotherapy.

Clinical practice with the NHS provides an unrivalled opportunity for professional
development, as it offers exposure to knowledge and expertise not normally available to a
clinician working solely in private practice.

Professionally I am also involved in research, lecturing at university level, leadership
coaching and consultancy in organisational wellbeing.

My qualifications in counselling and psychotherapy include:

· Registered member of both the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

· Naos Institute: Advanced Diploma in Couple Therapy (Due December 2018).

· National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine: How to Work with Trauma That’s Trapped in the Body (2018).

· National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine: How to Foster Post-Traumatic Growth (2018).

· National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine: Expert Strategies for Working with Anxiety (2018).

· National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine: How to Target Treatment to Help Patients Reclaim Their Lives Aftet Trauma (2017).

· SoundsTrue: The Power of Awarenes - Mindfulness Training to Cultivate Clarity, Compassion and Well-being (2017).

· National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine: How to Work with Shame (2017).

· National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine: Treating Trauma Master Series (2017).

· Middlesex University and Metanoia Institute: Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (2017).

· International Institute of Psychopathology and Psychotherapy: The Psychopathological Field Co-created between Client and Therapist: A Relational Perspective (2017).

· Tavistock Couple Relationship: Certificate in Couple Relationship (pending 2017).

· Middlesex University and Metanoia Institute: MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy (2017).

· The Association of Psychological Therapies UK: Compassion Focus Therapy Essentials (2016).

· Think Psychology: CPD certificate in Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (2016).

· West London Mental Health Trust: Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health Training (2016).

· Emergence UK: Working with Personality Disorder (2016).

· Metanoia Institute: Certificate in Counselling for Depression (2017).

· Metanoia Institute: Certificate of competency in the use of Psychological test (2012-2013).

· Aspic School of Counselling and Psychotherapy: Masters in Integrative Counselling (2012).

· Aspic School of Counselling and Psychotherapy: Attachment and constellations (2013).

· Aspic School of Counselling and Psychotherapy: Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2011).

· University of Rome "La Sapienza, School of Law: BA/MA International Public Law (2000).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Further information, terms & conditions

I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and The British
Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and subscribe to the Code of
Ethics for each of these organisations.

I work from West Hampstead in north-west London and Farringdon in central London.

Fees: My fees vary according to the time of the day, location and the type of therapy needed (individual, couples, group) and range from £75 (individuals) to £120 (couples) per session.

Please phone me to discuss what you might need and I can then advise on costs.

I am registered with the following health insurers to provide services covered by their

Aviva: Registered provider
AXA PPP: Psychotherapist
Cigna: Registered provider
Vitality Health: Registered psychotherapist

WPA : Registered Psychotherapist

I advise that you check with your insurer before booking a session, and make sure you
comply with their pre-authorisation policy.

Cancellation policy: I ask that clients give 48 hours’ notice if they wish to cancel a session,
otherwise my fees for the session will be charged in full.

Languages: I am fluent in and work with clients in English, Italian and French.

Additional services: I offer online counselling/coaching and telephone counselling/coaching.

Maps & Directions

London, NW6 2AA
London, EC1R 5HL

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Italian and French


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


From 7 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday and Saturday morning from 9 am to 2 pm.

Types of client

Older adults