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About me and my therapy practice
Welcome, I go by my middle name, Stuart.
When people ask me what is distinctive about the way I work with clients, three principles emerge. The first and most important is I “see” the person, not his or her problem, I am not blinded by their symptoms (such as anxiety, depression, stress, feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness or loneliness). I know that behind a battle with any problem, difficulty or loss, is another human being, a unique individual, a fellow traveller.
Addressing a mental health issue is as much about learning (my Doctorate is in Education Leadership) as it is about healing, it is about getting to know previously unseen parts of ourselves, and learning how to improve communication between our different parts. I help people to help themselves. As the old adage goes:
- "Give someone a fish, and you feed them for a day; teach someone to fish, and they will feed themselves for life."
I can help clients move from healing to development, and my role transforms from counsellor to more of a coach.
I am always careful never to confuse the person with the situation they find themselves in. We all have problems, but it is how we face them that matters, not how the world judges us. People have always been important to me, and I accept them for who they are. I like to think I can talk with anyone. It is what makes us tick that matters, what makes us sing and what makes us cry; our drives, interests and purposes.
It is a real privilege to work with people facing difficult times, to offer myself as guide to those brave unsung heroes or heroines. I can’t help notice that when people address their darkest thoughts and negative feelings, it is as though a light is switched on inside them. They became much happier and live more fulfilled lives. Mental health and well-being is not just about getting rid of bad things, it is also about opening ourselves up to wondrous things.
The use of the title Dr in this directory listing relates to the member’s qualification at PhD level and does not imply a general medical qualification.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Development coaching, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Primal therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited