Umberto Crisanti, BABCP (Accred): Psychotherapist and CBT Supervisor
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.
"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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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
Type of session
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