Umberto CrisantiCBT, Counselling and Psychotherapy in Canterbury

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Coronavirus containment period update:

I am currently able to provide face to face sessions.


Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed in life?
Could you benefit from a non-judgemental place to think it through?

Welcome to my CBT, Psychotherapy & Counselling Practice

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Quality Standards and what I offer
I am accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP), which means that I have achieved the gold standard in the professional practice of CBT. In addition to their mainstream CBT training, our I am also trained in a number of “third-wave" CBT models including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

I offer:

- Support for a wide range of psychological and emotional problems.
- An immediate response with no waiting lists or unnecessary paperwork.
- Booster sessions following the completion of therapy.
-Long-term therapy, if the problem you have is a deeply ingrained part of your personality

Need Additional Flexibility?

I also provide online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling, Psychotherapy via SKYPE and ZOOM.
This means we can connect via secure video link using any computer or electronic device.

A Short Biography
Umberto Crisanti qualified as a psychologist in 2004 in Italy, he then trained for a further 4 years and qualified as Cognitive Constructivist Psychotherapist. He moved to the UK and trained to become accredited as a BABCP CBT Therapist. Umberto is particularly focused on the third wave of CBT and is devoted to developing a theoretical model which merges Dual-process Theories of Reasoning with Transactional Analysis and Compassion Focused Therapy.

He is a strong believer that emotion is the mother of thinking and that love, understanding, validation and affection are like vitamins for the brain. Umberto feels indebted and grateful to Carl Rogers’ work and those who have collaborated with him and developed his research. Umberto is a self-actualised therapist and an independent researcher.

He is affiliated with an NHS Trust where he offers CBT to adults with a wide range of emotional, cognitive behavioural and adjustments problems such as anxiety, stress, depression and relationship problems. As part of his NHS therapeutic work, Umberto has provided guidance to over 50 clinicians on suicide risk screening, assessments and treatments. He also collaborates with trauma clinics to treat PTSD and childhood trauma. Umberto is also a BABCP accredited supervisor and enjoys supporting clinicians in their personal and professional development as well are their reflective practice.

Umberto practices mindfulness daily and likes to campaign for kindness in the workplace and in society. He is happily married and very lucky be the father of lovely twin girls. He is a proud geek who enjoys binge reading but can also be frequently found on a football pitch or practising the ancient art of Muay Thai.


Why CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychological treatment that is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) for the effective treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders.

CBT has been clinically proven to help with a range of conditions including Trauma, Abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Depression; Seasonal Affective Disorder; Generalised Anxiety and Panic Attacks; Agoraphobia; Social Anxiety; Low self-confidence/self-esteem; Body Dysmorphic Disorder/ Poor Self-Image; Obsessional Compulsive Disorder(OCD); Specific Phobias (such as hospital, vomit); Weight problems; Occupational problems; Hypochondriasis (Health Anxiety), Thanatophobia (fear of death), Dermatillomania (Skin-picking), Trichotillomania (Hair pulling).

Where can we meet?

My practice is situated in Canterbury on Military Road, which is the ring road going around the city walls.

The property is within easy walking distance of the heart of the city centre, and various council car parks and pay at meter parking bays (Artillery Road, Union Street, Broad Street, New Rutting Lane). Sainsbury's (Kingsmead Rd, Canterbury CT1 1BW) is a few minutes' walk away and has free parking for 2 hours for customers.

It is on the main bus route for those travelling in from Thanet or Herne bay via Sturry, with a convenient bus stop known as St Thomas Catholic School as the alighting point. The practice is just across the street from this bus stop. Buses travelling from Whitstable or Faversham terminate at the Bus station, which is a ten-minute walk from my practice. Find your next bus www.stagecoachbus.com/plan-a-journey

Canterbury has two train stations, West and East - both with taxi ranks but also in easy walking distance from the practice, with the route from Canterbury East straight around the ring road for about ten minutes, and the route from Canterbury West taking you through the city centre.

By road from the M2, the driver would turn right at Brenley Corner roundabout to Canterbury, reaching London Road roundabout straight across, next roundabout turn right, next roundabout (Wincheap) straight across, next roundabout (Fire station) straight across, final roundabout (St Georges) straight across with a quick left turn into the Queningate Car park which runs below the City wall. Walk out of the car park turning left and the practice is visible after 5 minutes’ walk.

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