Aviva, Cigna, Vitality Health
Anxiety, Depression, Sexuality, Trauma
Dr Francesco Bernardi, DPsych/MSc Neuropsychology, is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professional Council). He has recently completed a specialisation training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and has worked for the NHS for the last 7 years.
Dr Bernardi has worked in secondary care and primary care. He has experience in offering therapy to adults and older people suffering from anxiety and depression. His specialties are: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), specific phobias (such as, needle phobia, blood phobia, animal phobia, etc.), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression. He also works with anger, low self-esteem and relationship issues.
Dr Bernardi has also a specialist interest in working with the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual Queer population (LBTQ) and has helped people addressing sexuality, coming out, and relationship issues.
Dr Bernardi’s approach to therapy is based on mutual respect and collaboration with his clients. He is able to use different psychotherapeutic approaches – such as CBT, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Narrative Exposure Therapy, and Skills Training in Affect and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIRS)–either in their pure form or by integrating them, depending on his clients’ needs.
He can offer therapy both in English and Italian.