Coronavirus: Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, I will be only offering online therapy for the time being. The sessions can be held on video-call or over the phone. If you have any queries about how this works or want to discuss your need for therapy, please contact me directly on fbernardi.psychology or call 07510809717**
My name is Francesco and I am a Registered Counselling Psychologist. EMDR-trained therapist, and Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
If you accessed this website, it means that you have been looking for a psychologist/psychotherapist/counsellor, or someone has recommended me to you.
I am fully aware that seeking psychological help is not an easy task. You may be experiencing emotional distress, or someone – a friend, family, a doctor – may have suggested that you could benefit from psychotherapy; or you would like to become more aware of patterns in the way you think, feel and behave. Last but not least, you may simply want to know yourself better.
I hope that you will find what you are looking for in here.
I have experience in offering therapy to adults and older people suffering from anxiety and depression. My specialties are: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, health anxiety, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder with tendency to excessive worry (GAD), specific phobias (such as, needle phobia, blood phobia, animal phobia, etc.), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression. I also work with anger, low self-esteem and relationship issues.
I have also experience in working with expats, both on Skype and in person.
I have experience in working with the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual Queer population (LBTQ), and have helped people address sexuality, coming out, and relationship issues.
My approach to therapy as a counselling psychologist is based on mutual respect and collaboration with my clients. I am able to use different psychotherapeutic approaches – such as: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Narrative Exposure Therapy, Compassion-focused therapy, Attachment informed therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) –either in their pure form or by integrating them, depending on your needs.
I can offer therapy both in English and Italian.