Dr. Raffaello Antonino


• British Psychological Society – Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol)
• Health and Care Professions Council – Practitioner Psychologist
• Higher Education Academy Fellow – FHCA

Areas of focus:

• Cognitive Behavioural approaches (CBT)
• Schema-therapy (SFT)
• Person-centred, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
• Acceptance & Commitment therapy (ACT)
• Mindfulness


• Doctorate in Counselling Psychology – London Metropolitan University
• Masters degree in Cognitive & Decision Sciences – University College London
• Masters degree in Organisation, Consumer Behaviour & Cognitive Psychology – University of Milan-Bicocca
• BSc degree in Clinical & Community Psychology – University of Florence

Dr. Raffaello Antonino, PsychD, FHCA, HCPC & BPS reg.

Dr. Raffaello Antonino is a HCPC & BPS registered counselling psychologist, senior lecturer at London Metropolitan University, and clinical director at Therapy Central LLP.
With a wealth of experience in Cognitive Behavioural approaches (CBT), Schema-therapy (SFT), Person-centred, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance & Commitment therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.

As an author, Raffaello contributes his expertise to various articles, interviews, and expert advice pieces. His work has been featured on platforms such as Thriveglobal.com, Healthline, Metro.com, and many more.

He is also the author and main editor of several articles on topics on this website including depression, anxiety, bereavement, OCD, anger management, CBT, trauma & PTSD, and relationships.

Work Experience
• Educator, researcher and supervisor in Counselling Psychology at London Metropolitan University
• Clinical Director at Therapy Central LLP
• Practitioner Psychologist (NHS & Private)
• Writer, editor, and contributor

• Antonino, Raffaello (2017) The crossroad: experiences of non-EU/EEA international Masters students in their last year of study in the UK. Doctoral thesis, London Metropolitan University.
• Lloyd, C.E.M., & Antonino, R. (2022). “A gentle balance of pushing, pulling and sitting with”: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of psychological therapists’ experiences of working with goals in adult pluralistic private practice, Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 35:1, 190-214, DOI: 10.1080/09515070.2021.1954881
• Lee, D., & Antonino, R. (2023). Are We Losing Connection? Lived Experience of Online Mutual Aid Groups During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Contemporary Drug Problems, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/00914509231170773

Articles published by Dr. Raffaello Antonino

Will My Anxiety Ever Go Away?

Will My Anxiety Ever Go Away?

These days anxiety is so common that the word is often overused to describe being under stress. But what if your distress doesn’t go away
17 January / 2022

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