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Francesco  Bernardi

Francesco  Bernardi

Counsellor in London

I am a registered counselling psychologist with the HCPC.

I have been working in the NHS mental health sector for the last 7 years and I specialise in offering psychological assessment and therapy to people suffering from a wide range of difficulties, including: depression, OCD, PTSD, generalised anxiety disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, sexuality, etc.

I have experience in working with young adults, adults and older people.

I am a registered provider with the following private health insurance companies: AVIVA, BUPA, CIGNA, Vitality Health, AXA PPP, WPA, Healix, Standard Life Healthcare, Allianz Worldwide Care

Background & Qualifications

I hold a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Neuropsychology, obtained at the University of Bologna (Italy).

I completed a doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University London (UK).

I have also successfully completed comprehensive trainings in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR (parts 1, 2, 3)

My Specialisms

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 experience in working with the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual Queer population (LBTQ), and have helped people address sexuality, coming out, and relationship issues.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

My approach to therapy is based on mutual respect and collaboration with my clients. I am able to use different psychotherapeutic approaches - such as CBT, EMDR, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Narrative Exposure Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) - either in their pure form or by integrating them, depending on your needs.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £110 per 50 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £110 per 50 minutes
EMDR In Person £110 per 50 minutes
Relationship Therapy In Person £110 per 50 minutes