CBT and EMDR Therapist

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. He has also completed EMDR training.

Based in Canterbury, Kent, Umberto can offer some face-to-face therapy in the surrounding areas, and online therapy across the UK and beyond.

Umberto can help you if you are struggling with:

  • Complex trauma/childhood trauma/abuse/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety, including generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Anger
  • Long term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms. 
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Panic/Agoraphobia
  • Social anxiety/phobia
  • Health anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Life transition difficulties

Experience Overview: 

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.

Qualifications Overview:

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.