A Short Biography
I qualified as a psychologist in 2004 in Italy, and then trained for a further 4 years and qualified as a Cognitive Constructivist Psychotherapist. I moved to the UK and trained to become accredited as a BABCP CBT Therapist. I am particularly focused on the third wave of CBT and am very interested in developing a theoretical model which merges Dual-process Theories of Reasoning with Transactional Analysis and Compassion Focused Therapy.
I am a strong believer that emotion is the mother of thinking and that love, understanding, validation and affection are like vitamins for the brain. I feel indebted and grateful to Carl Rogers’ work and those who have collaborated with him and developed his research. I am a self-actualised therapist and an independent researcher.
I spent 10 years working with an NHS Trust where I offered 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, I 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. I'm a BABCP accredited supervisor and enjoy supporting clinicians in their personal and professional development as well are their reflective practice.
I practice mindfulness daily and like to campaign for kindness in the workplace and in society. I am happily married and very lucky be the father of lovely twin girls. I'm a proud geek who enjoys binge reading but can also be frequently found on a football pitch or practising the ancient martial art of Muay Thai.
Areas of Specialism
Complex trauma/Childhood Trauma/Abuse/PTSD
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Borderline personality disorder
Life transition difficulties
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 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
Some people find it helpful to have mindfulness resources and exercises online to use outside of therapy. Please visit
Throughout the treatment I will show
• Empathy in understanding and connecting to your point of point of view
• Congruence, I will do my best to be genuine
• Unconditional positive regard (judgments interfere with my thoughts and yours,
we will work on being non-judgemental in order to better understand thought processing or emotions).