Umberto Crisanti, BABCP (Accred): Psychotherapist and CBT Supervisor

Umberto Crisanti, BABCP (Accred): Psychotherapist and CBT Supervisor


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About me

What I offer:
I can offer short-term and long-term counselling and CBT (Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy). When I receive an enquiry by email, I will reply as soon as possible. We can then arrange a time that is mutually convenient to meet for our first session, where we can explore what brings you to therapy and work together to devise a suitable treatment if you wish. I have 13 years of experience of working within a variety of settings and helping people with a very wide range of issues such as depression, anxieties, phobias or existential problems.

About my approach:
Life is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed, and it can be really difficult to navigate some of these changes without additional support - which is where I can help.

I believe that people have an innate strength and resources to effect real change in their lives, and that with guidance, they can be re-enabled to find their way forward through issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, psychosomatic problems and other emotional difficulties such as PTSD, traumatic experiences, low self-esteem, eating disorders, OCD etc.

I believe that therapy:

  • is an encounter between two equal, sentient beings
  • is a collaboration between them, in a safe confidential space
  • can bring about a process of positive change
  • works effectively with a compassionate, empathic and attentive therapist, who empowers his clients to examine their experiences and re-organise their thoughts.

Client testimonial:

"This is helping me to get my head in order, if my head is not in order then I don’t know what I am doing. This is leading me to organise my thoughts, it makes me feel looked after and you are helping me to understand, it is an intellectual discussion in which I discover more about myself and my thoughts. It seems that I am teaching you about me, and you taking a genuine interest in me. I liked it when you asked “can you help me to understand this?” and you waited for me to think through it, instead of jumping to conclusions, unlike what happens when I talk to other people..."

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained in a broad range of therapeutic approaches, my extensive studies have enabled me to create a flexible style of working to meet individual client needs, making use of Integrative Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CFS (Compassion Focused Therapy) and mindfulness resources.

I adhere to the professional and ethical codes set out by the professional bodies of which I am an accredited member, for example, you can be assured of complete client confidentiality. As well as private practice, I am currently working in an NHS GP practice, where I provide short-term counselling and CBT under the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) scheme.

My qualifications are listed below:

Accreditation as Psychotherapist and Supervisor with the BABCP  (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies)
EACLIPT membership (European Association of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment)
MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) 8-Week Program
Qualified High Intensity Therapist in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Diploma in Cognitive Constructivist Counselling Psychotherapy
MSc in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, University of Palermo

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



Therapy sessions are 50 minutes and the fee per session is £50.

5 sessions may be paid for in advance at a fee of £240 for a block of 5.

These fees apply to self-referred clients, to clients referred by a GP, psychiatrist or other health professional.


Students are invited to discuss the possibility of a concessionary rate.

NHS staff can request a 20% discount on production of their staff card.

Maps & Directions

Canterbury, CT1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Italian


Wheelchair access: Unspecified