Qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist in London
My name is Cristiano Bruschi and I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I undertook my training as a counsellor at The Minster Centre in London and I was awarded with a master’s degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Since then I have been supporting clients to come to terms and help them deal with trauma, attachment issues, sexuality and gender issues, to name a few.
I have experience of working with a variety of issues including:
Loss and bereavement
Family and Relationship difficulties
Difficulties in relation to sexuality and sexual identity
LGBTQ+ related issues
Issues about masculinity
Low self-esteem and self-worth
In our work together I will ask you about your early life relationships. This is because I often incorporate an Attachment-based approach to my work, which means that I pay particular attention to the client’s early relationships with their parents or caregivers. Our difficulties and beliefs about ourselves and the world very often stem from these connections with our parents, our family and our experiences at school. These very relationships often shape how we feel, how we think and how we behave in our here-and-now relationships and in general in our adult life. Depending on your aims in therapy, part of the work might be to understand and, if needed, to review these patterns of behaviours and belief systems that stem from your early life, which might no longer be needed in order to live a happy and fulfilling life.
You may want to focus on understanding how you relate to others, but it is also important for us to explore how you relate to yourself. Whatever difficulties you are experiencing, we can explore them together and find a way forward that suits you.
The way I work is integrative which means I am able to draw from different therapeutic approaches such as humanistic, psychodynamic, relational, existential, behavioural and body psychotherapy depending on the individual’s needs. I also offer mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in my work with clients who are affected by intrusive thoughts and rumination, especially when these dominate their days and lives. By using different therapeutic skills I am able to tailor my approach to each situation that is brought up by the client during our sessions.
In addition to my regular clients I also work with trainee counsellors, qualified therapists and mental health practitioners.