Dr Aldo Gabardo
I am a Clinical Psychologist in Marylebone. I qualified in 2003 as a Chartered Psychologist, and in 2007 as a Psychotherapist. Although psychodynamic theories have always fascinated me, I focussed my studies on cognitive and behavioural therapy because of its evidence-based approach. My favourite author is Albert Ellis, the father of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy; he believes that we are anxious or depressed because of the way we think about our life. Aim of REBT is disputing irrational (and noxious) thoughts and replacing them with more rational (and healthier) thoughts.
From 2007 to 2014, I have been working as private psychotherapist and school psychologist in Rome but I was not happy about my private and professional life, so I decided to move to the UK. Consistently with what I say to my clients (we can always work our way to happiness), I left everything behind and started a new and exciting experience in London.
While waiting for my registration with the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC) I worked in a number of fields, but this never affected my firm determination to work as a psychologist in the UK. I registered with HCPC in 2019 and since then I have worked with Central North West London (CNWL) NHS Trust as a Clinical Psychologist.