Presence is our openess to the unfolding of possibilities
Attunement is how we focus our attentions
on others and take their essence
into our own inner world”
Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Piero Dell'Anno, I am a relational Gestalt psychotherapist and psycho-therapeutic counselor. I work with couples and individuals, who are facing a challenging time in their lives and who struggle with moving away from the repetitive patterns, which affect their well-being, their relationships and overall their lives.
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The UKCP is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. As such, I am committed to the highest professional standards. I work with many insurances, please take a few minutes to browse through the Terms and Conditions section of this website to check the insurances I work with.
As a Gestalt psychotherapist I aim to work with my clients with gentleness and gracefulness and also to support your striving. I aim to provide a safe environment, within which you can be encouraged to push toward the edge. My aim is to be mindful of your struggle, as you change and support and encourage you all along.
During our journey I will support your awareness, your presence and your ability to attune with others, with the aim to become who you truly are.
During the therapeutic journey, I support my clients to expand their awareness. This can happen by looking at all events in their lives and their relationships, as function of multiple interacting forces. No event occurs in isolation and our well-being is a product of the way we relate with the environment we are part of.
Healthy relationships are healers and toxic relationships can contribute to our depression, anxiety and to more complex somatic responses in our body and mind. The German philosopher Martin Buber stated that: “the inability to be who we truly are and the impossibility to change contribute to reduce our ability to feel and to express love”.
In the Testimonials section, you can read how some of my clients have benefited from their counselling and therapeutic journey.
I hope you find the information provided here useful and supportive. If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be glad to answer you within 24 hours.
Who Do I Work With
The core of my practice is with adults of all genders, sexual orientations and ethnic background. I have experience working with people in various professions, such as: education, the arts, health, finance, law and business. I also have expertise with LGBT matters.
Working with couples is another significant part of my practice. In couple psychotherapy people experience that to be in relation to another, implies to accept and to be accepted, to be listened and to listen and to suspend judgment, as a way to co-create new relational opportunities.
How Can I Work Alongside You
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. 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.
If you need support, as you are feeling stuck, lonely, depressed or you are finding life overwhelming and too demanding and you are unable to slow down and to find the space you need to discover what you really want and need, I am happy to support you to discover your core self and how to feel better, to achieve a better psychological and embodied well-being
What Can I Help You With
If you are struggling in your relationship, I will support you and your partner to re-discover the emotions and appreciation for each others that brought you both together in the first place. How to be kind and accepting of each other and to enjoy your togetherness again.
If you are struggling with your sexual identity and gender issues, I will support you to embark in a journey of self-discovery, acceptance and loving kindness toward yourself. I have several years of experience with people in gender transition and this is a very important part of my clinical practice.
I support my client to deal with a range of matters 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
Awareness, Curiosity and Acceptance to Enhance Your Long Lasting Well-Being.
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.
Counselling 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.
Supporting and working alongside my clients to enhance their ability to discover how to heal, to feel better and at peace with themselves and others is at the root of my therapeutic work. Counselling is somehow an exploration towards the discovery of who we really are and how to built nourishing and long lasting relationships with others and the world we are part of.
When we will work together I will support you to explore, to connect, to be curious and open about what gives you life. Counselling 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 core self..
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.
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.
Paradoxically Change Is To Become Who We Already Are...
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.
Diversity and Uniqueness
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.
Where Do I Work From,
My counselling practice is based in West Hampstead and is close South Hampstead, Hampstead, Queens Park, St John's Wood, Swiss Cottage, Belsize Park, Finchley Road, Kensal Rise, Cricklewood, Golders Green, Kilburn, Maida Vale and Camden and within easy reach of all areas of North London and North West London.
I also see my clients in Mayfair as an associate of Clinical Partners and in Farringdon, Islington and Clerkenwell
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.
• Wimpole St, Marylebone, less than a 6 minute walk from Bond Street underground station on the Central and Jubilee Lines
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.