“The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free”
Rollo May

I am a Counselling Psychologist and a Psychotherapist. I was born in Italy and I am based in London.

I offer psychotherapy and counselling sessions in English and in Italian to people experiencing psychological, emotional or relational issues.

In my clinical practice, I intend to provide a safe, confidential and protected space where one can feel free to express oneself, find new ways to relate to oneself and others, create new strategies for difficult and troubled situation and increase one’s sense of personal fulfillment.

My intention is to offer a responsible, competent and skillful support to people. At the same time, I also intend to create a warm and empathetic relationship which can let one feel safe enough to say whatever feels difficult to disclose.

I am registered with HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council), the government regulator that keeps a register of health professionals. I am also a Chartered Psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society to whose Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct I abide.

Furthermore, I am a Full Clinical Psychotherapist registered with the UK Council of Psychotherapy and a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am also a licensed psychologist in Italy and a member of the Register of Italian Psychologists, Piedmont Region.

About me
I was born in 1973 in Italy, among the hills of the Monferrato region.

After graduating in Occupational and Organizational Psychology at the University of Turin, I worked in Italy in the area of human resources…

About me
” Il ruolo dello psicologo non si limita a quello del buon ascoltatore. Grazie alla conoscenza dei processi della mente e dell’anima, aiuta il paziente a svelarsi, offrendogli lo spazio più adatto affinché il suo vero sé possa manifestarsi nel mondo.”

Specialist Areas

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Khalil Gibran

As a Counselling Psychologist, I have ten years of experience with numerous types of psychological disorders and with various emotional, behavioral and relational issues.

In the last few years, I have taken a keen interest in generalized anxiety disorder and in the psychological management of chronic pain. In the treatment of these conditions, I have developed a personal psychotherapy protocol which makes use of psycho-educational interventions, mindfulness-based activities and individual psychotherapy.

Being an expat myself, I also enjoy working with people who have recently moved to the UK and who struggle with psychological and relational difficulties, due to the process of adaptation to a new lifestyle.

Among the numerous psychological, relational and emotional conditions and disorders that I have treated successfully over the years:

Depression
Anxiety
Health Anxiety
Somatization Disorder
Personality disorders
Panic Attacks
Phobias
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Eating Disorders (especially Bulimia and Binge-Eating)
Relational issues
Psychological issues related to Separation or Divorce
Stress Management
Lower Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
Clinical Perfectionism
Body Image issues
Abuse (psychological, physical and sexual)
Grief and Loss
Substance addictions (alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, etc)
Behavioural Addictions (sex-addiction, gambling, etc.)
Existential Crisis
Issues related to the LGBTQ+ community

CONTACTS

020 8103 0641
paolo@iamnotfreud.co.uk

Office address:

Kensington Counselling Rooms
Second Floor
125, Gloucester Road
London SW7 4TE

How to get there:

Underground: Gloucester Road Station for Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines
Other underground stations in walking distance: South Kensington and Earls Court

Buses: 49, 74, N74, N97

Parking: My office is located just outside the Congestion Charging Zone