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, 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.