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Mr Alessandro Carmelita
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Counselling Psychology
Psychology

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 2900

LANGUAGES

english, italian

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £150
Follow-up appointment: £150

About

Mr Alessandro Carmelita is a Psychologist and Psychotherapist. Registered to the Psychological Registry of Tuscany (Italy) with number 2900. 

He took a dregree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Clinical Psychology of Padua in Italy. 

He Specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the Psychotherapy School of the APC in Rome (Considered one of the most important schools in Italy).

He also  completed an intensive course at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia with Aaron Beck, creator of the Cognitive Therpy, and his daughter Judith Beck. 

After this, he decided to broaden his knowledge of Mindfulness and be trained by Mark Williams and Zindel Segal. After that he aimed to spread Mindfulness throughout Italy. 

In 2004, he established the Institute of Cognitive Sciences ISC, in which he aimed to organise events, related to Psychotherapy and Neuroscience with the best experts in the world.

He set up courses based on CBT, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, AEDP, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. 

 Alessandro Carmelita achieved the highest level of certification in Schema Therapy. He was the only Italian Therapist Trainer and Supervisor with the ISST (International Society of Schema Therapy) certification.

He trained in Schema Therapy hundreds of therapists all over Italy. At the ISC Institute, he has organised 70 different editions of International Training in Schema Therapy.

Alessandro has organised training for children and adolescents, group therapy and for couples. 

Over the years, well-known experts in the field of Schema Therapy have collaborated with the institute, including Arnoud Arntz, David Bernstein and Joan Farrell. 

Alessandro Carmelita has also been organising and presenting the Congress “Attachment and Trauma”. This has been attended by more than 1000 people coming from over 40 countries.

The Italian Society of Schema Therapy which was established in 2010 has more than 1500 registered members, and Alessandro Carmelita has been the President of the SIST (Italian Society for Schema Therapy) for six years and is now the Honorary President. 

He had the opportunity to be trained by some of the best experts in the world in different approaches as Sue Johnson in Emotionally Couples Focused Therapy EFT and Diana Fosha in Accellerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. 

He has collaborated with some of the best Experts as Daniel Siegel, Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden, Allan Schore, Lou Cozolino and many others to spread around what is really effective in therapy around the world. 

In the last five years he developed a new psicotherapy approach called Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy M.I.M.T. that has shown to be very effective with all those problems that have lasted for many years and haven't been treated effectively with other aproaches. 


Clinical Work

He has been working for 18 years with hundreds of patients who were suffering for several psychological problems

He started working with patients who were suffering of Anxiety Disorders (Panic attack, fobias, Obessessive Compulsive Disorder, general anxiety, social anxiety) and Mood Disorders (Depression, Dystimia, Hypomaniac Disorder, Bipolar Disorder)

He worked for several years helping patients who were suffering of Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating)

In the last 10 years he has been working mainly with traumatized patients and persons who suffer of Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcisistic, Dependent and Avoidant)

He has been working with hundreds of persons who had very bad childhood experiences as abuses or severe neglect

He developed new psychotherapeutic modalities to better help who suffer for all this problems.


Books

He is actually working on his first two books for professionals:

"Schema Therapy Step by Step" Handbook for professionals. This book will be pubblished on February 2019

"The Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy Handbook" This book will be published on March 2019


Main Organizer of the "Attachment and Trauma Congress" with the best experts of the world in the psychology and psychotherapy field.


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Medical Procedures

  • Schema Therapy
  • Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy (he is the main developer)
  • Accellerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Personal Development
  • Obsessional behaviour
  • Confidence building

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Special Interests

  • Anxiety 
  • Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcisistic, Avoidant, Dipendent)
  • Anger/management 
  • Depression
  • Psychological Trauma

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-03-2019
My problem has always been the depression. I have been depressed since I was a child. Now I feel better and I started to feel like that after a while I was going to therapy. I guess I still need to work on myself but I start to feel the light finally.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-03-2019
Alessandro Carmelita was there when I needed him. I had panick attacks almost every day. I tried several times with drugs and with some psychologists to stop it because it was too difficult for me. Every time I wanted to do someting I was checking everything aroung me and inside of me to be sure not to feel anxiety and not to experience a panick attack again. Most of the times I had to stay at home. Recently I was having more attacks also at home and I couldn't stand it anymore. I had to be very corageous to be able to go and see him but I did it. It was the first time I felt deeply understood. Every other times I felt that there was something wrong in me but he was calm and relaxed and helped me to feel good and that was the first step. We understood why I was feeling like that and how my behaviours were strenghtening my problem instead of protecting myself. Thankfully I was also able to see what was deeper inside of me. Why deeply I was feeling anxious and so scared. Now we are working on that but I have no panick attacks anymore. Thank you

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-01-2019
I was feeling very bad since I was a little girl. I had so many bad experiences with people and I was almost to give up. I found the references of Alessandro Carmelita online and I contat him. I have to tell that I felt immediately safe and accepted and understood. The path has been not always easy but I can see that what we are doing is changing my way of living deeply inside. Thank you for all of this

Mr Alessandro Carmelita

I am so glad you are feeling better. I will be there to continue to work with you in order to make you feel always better. Alessandro Carmelita