Hi, I am John, a psychotherapist in training. I'm currently a trainee member of the national council of psychotherapists and will become a full member upon the successful completion of my training.
My interest in the subject of psychology started about 15 years ago. I decided to study some psychology courses, and also some mental health courses with the Open University. While studying, I started a successful retail company with a friend, which I part own, and also continue to carry out my role as one of the company's managing directors. I've always been interested in, and have always wanted to work in an area of psychology, where you work with real people, dealing with real-life issues. Although I find it very interesting in researching different areas of psychology, I've always wanted to put it into practice. This motivated me to start a psychotherapy practitioners course, so I could start up a private practice.
The style of psychotherapy that I practice is client centred and involves aspects of psychodynamic psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I can work with a range of issues, such as Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Specific Phobia's, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Whilst working with you I will be calm, and relaxed, and will always be accepting of your individuality, and the particular ways in which you choose to live your life.
I'm located in a part of the city that is easy to access, with lots of parking nearby. The room provides a warm, relaxing environment where you can talk freely; and confidentially.
Taking the first step to start therapy is often a big decision. Many people make a mistake in thinking that they should wait until they are in a crisis situation, before going to therapy, but it's often better to get help before you reach this point.