Umberto is an empathic and attentive therapist, who can help empower you to examine your experiences and re-organise your ways of thinking that may be making you feel worse than needed. As well qualifying as a Psychologist in Italy, Umberto has trained in a broad range of therapeutic approaches. His extensive studies have enabled him to create a flexible style of working to meet individual client needs, making use of Integrative Counselling, CBT, ACT, CFT and Mindfulness. Based in Canterbury, Kent, he can offer some face-to-face therapy in the surrounding areas, and online therapy UK and beyond. Umberto can help you if you are struggling with:
- Complex trauma/Childhood Trauma/Abuse/PTSD
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Borderline personality disorder
- Social anxiety/phobia
- Health anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Low self-esteem
- Life transition difficulties
2013- present: Private Practice. Specialising in a wide variety of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy programs to the public and healthcare professionals.
2010-2013: CBT High Intensity Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, NHS Commissioned Psychology Service, Canterbury.
2008-2009: Private practice. Via Uditore, Palermo.
2007-2009: Specialization Internship, Secondary care, Villa Serena Hospital, Oncology hospital for adults diagnosed with severe emotional disturbance, and neurological illnesses.
2018: Certificate in Long Term Conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms.
2012: MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy).
2009: Cognitive-Constructive Psychotherapist (Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychotherapy).
2004: MSc Psychologist, Magna Cum Laude, University of Palermo, Italy.
2002: BSc in Psychology, University of Palermo, Italy.
BABCP The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Supervisor.
2019: What is the advantage of integrating Dual Process Theories and Compassion Focused Therapy? Is the merger a suitable framework to gain insight on thinking performances in psychotherapy? Journal of evidence-based psychotherapies
2011: The paranoid personality disorder of the Servant Cavalier and his little crocodiles, Quaderni di psicoterapia cognitive.
2010: Dangerous worlds and the fragmented Self in Mr. Marco’s Panic Attacks, Quaderni di psicoterapia cognitive.