About Me

antonio-giacalone

My name is Antonio. I am an experienced counsellor with epertise in addiction behaviours, anxiety and relationship issues.

My experience expands for over 15 years in supporting people. I have also worked in the NHS in Substance misuse ( I.E. alcohol misuse, recreational drugs like Cocaine, Ecstasy, Ketamine, MDMA, GHB, and Mephedrone. My expertise is in addictive behaviour. Some of the other services I have worked in includes: supporting people with anxiety problems and Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours, working with couples and relationship issues and supporting people with HIV diagnosis.  I have worked with many different presenting issues and a variety of challenges that we as human are sometimes face with.

My objective is the one of supporting you in becoming more autonomous and self reliant. I will support you in exploring the concern you will bring to the session. This will be done in a safe and confidential space. I work under the BACP code of Ethics and you will receive nothing but the best of standards.

Working Together (Therapeutic Alliance)

In my initial consultation we will explore to gather your needs and concerns. You will have an opportunity to ask any question you may have. In this initial consultation we will have an opportunity to get to know each other. At they end of the consultation we will decide if it is appropriate to work together. If we decide to work together my suggestion is to work together for 6 session with a session to review the work undertaken and to explore if necessary to continue. This its of course all explored in the safety of a confidential space.

My Qualities and Approach

Key words: emphatic – understanding – supportive – and most of all ethical and confidential. In my practice and in the years I have worked with people I have learned a great deal strategies and can offer you many different tips for to experiment with and see of they help in the changes you want to make. I take my work seriously however in the time we work together there will be opportunity to smile..

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative approach (CPCAB accredited)
Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB accredited)
Motivational Interviewing
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate