Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Gary holds a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Health Psychology. He is a member of the British Psychological Society and has his work under supervision as part of the ethical guidelines required. He is currently completing a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology with Middlesex University
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Gary believes that everyone has a unique life experience, and therefore chooses the approach best suited to the individual and issue. The role of the Psychologist is to explore each client’s personal world and problems and give them tools to understand and better their lives. Gary’s principle orientation is existential, which mainly examines the choices, freedoms and limitations of a person’s life. He also works using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy where appropriate and has trained extensively in Psychodynamic practice.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Gary has worked with adults and adolescents dealing with various therapeutic issues from depression to anger issues. He spent many years within the NHS in London working with people in psychological distress. Gary has worked extensively with addiction and how it relates to self-esteem, depression and anxiety. He has also worked in various primary and secondary therapeutic care settings including hospitals, schools and prisons. Gary pioneered a psychological harm reduction intervention within the NHS for people with relationship, intimacy and sexual confidence issues. He is currently working on a research project on minority stress, identity and intimacy problems