Get to know us - Dr Raffaello Antonino
At our practice in Oxford Circus (W1W), all of our therapists are qualified psychologists, psychotherapists or counsellors. They are registered with several professional bodies, including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS), as well as, BACP, UKCP and BABCP. They use CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy), psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative approaches, tailored around your needs to help you deal with your challenges and reach your goals.
Please meet our team
As a counselling psychologist, registered with both HCPC and BPS, and Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology at London Metropolitan University, I use an integrative approach, resulting from years of practice, including within the NHS. I have extensive experience working within Cognitive Behavioral approaches (CBT), Schema-therapy (SFT), Person-centred, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance & Commitment therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.
My mission to always deliver a warm and compassionate approach, I look at each client’s unique subjective needs to devise a collaborative plan towards empowerment and growth. This is always based upon the unique needs of the client. I tailor my practice to the specific individual, using CBT techniques, including imagery and mindfulness exercises and when appropriate the recording of ad-hoc audio resources.
I maintain an honest and non-judgmental stance and I am convinced that any psychological issue as the normal consequence of difficult life circumstances. In order words, had I been through what my clients have, I believe I would feel just the same. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship as an invaluable platform and engine for change. This can be a safe and confidential training ground where to experiment new ways of thinking, communicating and acting, ultimately leading to a more satisfying and fulfilling existence.
I can work with clients with a variety of mood and anxiety and relationship-based issues, among which:
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
- Health Anxiety
- Specific Phobias
- Personality Disorders
- Physical Health Problems
- Chronic Pain
- Relationship Difficulties
- Couples Therapy
- Work Stress
- Low Confidence/Esteem
Insurances I work with: AXA, Aviva, CIGNA, Simply Health, WPA and others.
Author of these articles and pages
Mentions, Contributions and Interviews:
Thriveglobal.com – Interview on Morality and Judgement
CommunityPsychiatry.com – Article “How to take care of yourself during the pandemic”
It’s All you Boo – 50 tips from experts to manage mental health during a crisis
Healthline – How Swearing can be good for your health
Her Norm – Relationship Issues expert advice
Lee, D., & Antonino, R. (2023). Are we losing connection? Lived experience of online mutual aid groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contemporary Drug Problems, 50(3), 328–349. https://doi.org/10.1177/00914509231170773
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
Antonino, R. (2016). The crossroad : experiences of non-EU/EEA international Masters students in their last year of study in the UK. Doctoral thesis, London Metropolitan University.