My Story

As a qualified Psychologist in Italy in 2004, I trained for four years to become a Cognitive Constructivist Psychotherapist. After moving to the UK, I became accredited as a BABCP CBT Therapist and also trained in EMDR.

I am honored to be affiliated with the Integrated Science Association (ISA) and the Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN). My research focus is on embodied, embedded, enacted, and extended cognition, and their relation to trauma, emotions, and consciousness, with a particular interest in phenomenology.

My therapeutic approach is influenced by Carl Rogers and his collaborators, as well as Krishnamurti's intellectual sharpness. With ten years of experience working with an NHS Trust, I have provided CBT to adults with a wide range of emotional, cognitive, behavioural, and adjustment problems, including anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. As part of my NHS therapeutic work, I have provided guidance to over 50 clinicians on suicide risk screening, assessments, and treatments. I also collaborate with trauma clinics to treat PTSD and childhood trauma.

As a BABCP accredited supervisor, I enjoy supporting clinicians in their personal and professional development and reflective practice.

I practice mindfulness daily and advocate for kindness in the workplace and in society. I am happily married and blessed to be the father of lovely twin girls. I am a proud geek who enjoys binge-reading, playing football, and practicing the ancient meditative martial art of Muay Thai.

Professional Qualifications

  • EMDR, Standard EMDR training as defined by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) with some additional protocols included in Part 3. Member of EMDR Association UK.
  • LTC certificate (Long term conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms)
  • 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
  • Diploma in Cognitive Constructivist Counselling Psychotherapy
  • MSc in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, University of Palermo

Areas of Specialism

Complex trauma, childhood trauma, abuse, PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), borderline personality disorder, panic/agoraphobia, social anxiety/phobia, health anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, life transition difficulties.

I believe that love, understanding, validation are like vitamins for the brain and the body.

Professional Experience

  • I am self-employed and working in GP practices; treating a variety of severe depression and anxiety disorders.
  • I am working with agencies where I exclusively treat trauma.
  • I am conducting Mindfulness groups for NHS.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how therapy works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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