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

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

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:
I practice as an Integrative therapist which combines Humanistic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CFS (Compassion Focused Therapy) and mindfulness

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.

I think that identities can be discovered layer by layer through self-reflection in therapy and mindfulness, find my video here:

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..."

Clinical Supervision:

I offer clinical supervision to CBT therapists (including trainees) and Counsellors,

Why Reflective Practice?

I believe that as important as methods may be, the most practical thing we can achieve in any kind of work is insight into what is happening inside us as we do it.

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


Photos & videos

  • A brief introduction to my clinical practice. What are the CBT skills?


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

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, for the month of April, the first assessment for new clients will be £25. After this you can decide whether or not to continue on your therapeutic journey with me.

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


Students and NHS staff (heroes!) can have a concessionary rate of £40 per session on production of their student/ NHS staff card.

Maps & Directions

Canterbury, CT1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Italian


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays. Limited weekend sessions available.

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

BABCP-accredited clinical supervisor.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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