Piero Dell'Anno BA. MA. PgDip. Dip. MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy in West Hampstead and Central London

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Psychotherapy in Central London, West Hampstead and Farringdon

Online Psychotherapy and Counselling currently available

Welcome to my website. I am a registered clinical psychotherapist and couple counsellor with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The UKCP is a prestigious organisation which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. As such, I am committed to the highest professional standards.

This website is intended to support you to make an informed decision, while choosing your psychotherapist. I hope you find the information in here useful. You are welcome to contact me by phone or email should you need any additional clarification or whether you would like to talk about what is currently impacting on you and if and how I could be of help. Sharing is healing.

Contacting a psychotherapist can be a daunting experience. We at times associate seeing a psychotherapist with being wrong, with being a failure with needing to be fixed. Psychotherapy is a freeing journey towards self-discovery, self-appreciation and loving-kindness towards oneself and others. In difficult times maintaining nourishing relationships with oneself and others is paramount to ongoing well-being.

I am enthusiastic to work alongside my clients to support them to discover how to heal. Counselling is somehow an exploration towards the discovery of who we really are and how to built nourishing and long lasting relationships with others.

Seeing a counsellor or a psychotherapist can be an amazingly freeing experience. Whether you’re happy and familiar with psychotherapy already, or have some questions and reservations, I am here to reassure you that you’re doing the right thing. It takes bravery to start your journey to better mental health – so congratulations on taking your first step.

Working therapeutically with a counsellor is about sharing thoughts, emotions and feelings. It is about seeing life with new lenses and becoming less fearful and more receptive to change, ultimately working towards your true self. It takes energy and commitment to set yourself free from the pressures of society, families, and partners, but I’m here to encourage you every step of the way. Soon we will be working towards a new way of feeling, experiencing and behaving without self-judgement or criticism.

I will support you in enhancing your ability to access your own resources, to open up to what is happening to you and to learn how to accept it without judgment, fear or shame. It’s all about finding a place of self-compassion and loving kindness from within.

Society often makes us feel inadequate, and the phrase ‘mental health’ has questionable implications, suggesting our minds need ‘curing’ or ‘fixing’. But psychotherapy is not just about ‘curing’ the mind; our well-being is about integrating and accepting our thoughts, emotions and feelings, and exploring the close links between them.

We are often taught to suppress emotions deemed ‘negative’ and ‘disruptive’, such as: anger, guilt, shame and fear. In my view, acceptance rather than suppression is the way forward. It is only through acceptance and compassion towards ourselves and others that we can create the space to be more at one with ourselves and accepting of others’ way of being and existing.

I support my clients to re-discover the inner resources they can use to overcome the difficulties they face. When given the necessary support, I fundamentally believe that every single person can enjoy the journey of their life. We are all equipped to thrive, but don’t always know how.

People's well-being is at the core of my work. I believe that, like sunflowers, we have an innate tendency to turn towards energy and light. But sometimes, this ability becomes buried deep down. I am passionate about supporting my clients to unlock that skill again, and continuously search for what gives life and what life gives. We can all bloom brightly one day.

I believe that counselling and psychotherapy mean opening up to our vulnerabilities and by doing so we can discover many more possibilities in life: how to become who we are and to live our life free from judgment, bias and non-supportive beliefs.

My clients tell me that they feel listened to and understood in a non-judgmental way. Being mindful of my own feelings helps me to attune to the emotions of my clients, as we explore together their unfinished business with a difficult past and challenging present.

I believe that life is about continuously attempting to be the best version of ourselves through accepting our most vulnerable aspects. Kindness and self-compassion are paramount to our search for meaning and self-acceptance.

I am proud to value diversity in every form and to support equal opportunities for all genders, races and sexualities. We are all different, and, whoever we are, we should be celebrated.

As psychotherapist and couple counsellor I practise in Mayfair , Farringdon, Islington and Clerkenwell in central London and West Hampstead in north-west London, I am also an associate of Clinical Partners.

I have worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor for many years in both the public and private sectors. I started my career providing primary and tertiary care with the NHS and am now registered with the following private health insurers to provide counselling and therapy covered by their policies: Aviva, Axa PPP, Cigna, WPA and Vitality Health.

As counsellor I maintain the highest professional and ethical standards, offering a service which is, of course, confidential to and supportive of my clients.

I offer counselling and therapy in Mayfair, Farringdon, Islington and Clerkenwell in central London and West Hampstead in north-west London, addressing a range of matters including but not limited to:

• anxiety, stress and panic attacks
• depression, loss and bereavement
• difficulty dealing with and expressing emotions
• couple therapy and relationship issues
• developmental trauma
• parenting and attachment issues
• post-natal depression
• sexual and gender identity issues
• LGBTQ+ issues
• work-related issues
• low self-esteem
• anger management

I work with adults on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time.

I practice from premises in:

• West Hampstead in north-west London, less than a 5 minute walk from West Hampstead underground station on the Jubilee line, the Thameslink and Overground services
• Farringdon, Clerkenwell and Islington in central London, less than a 10 minute walk from Farringdon underground station on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines and Thameslink.
• Swiss Cottage and South Hampstead, less than a 8 minute walk from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line.
• Wimpole St, Marylebone, less than a 6 minute walk from Bond Street underground station on the Central and Jubilee Lines.

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