Scott Raftery Dip, BA (Hons), PgDip Psych, MFDAP, Reg. MBACP
Blackheath / Greenwich, London
I have worked full-time as a therapist for many years, including leading the clinical teams at a number of psychological health and well-being clinics, alongside my private practice.
I am highly trained in, practice, and have many years experience working full time in general adult counselling, psychotherapy and personal development, while having particular expertise and experience in the areas of depression, anxiety, addictions, alcohol and substance use, relationship difficulties, bereavement, sexual health, sexual identity, including LGBTQ identity and areas related to HIV / AIDS, and personal growth and development.
My work ranges from seeing people experiencing acute and/or chronic psychological distress within in-patient settings, to working with people struggling in certain areas of their lives, either in a general way or in relation to experiences such as bereavement, problems with personal relationships or at work or the loss of a job, low self-esteem, addictions, drug and alcohol misuse or issues related to sexuality and sexual identity, to clients leading highly functional lives who are looking to take advantage of the opportunities that therapy provides for personal growth and development, and the fulfilling of potential.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol professionals.
As a therapist, I work to help people realise their potential, better manage difficulties and develop opportunities for personal growth, well-being, and a stronger sense of self.
I work in an integrative way, drawing on the strengths of humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive therapies within a coherent framework for positive change.
My approach is guided by Egan's Skilled Helper model, exploring how things are, how they might better be, and effective pathways for positive change.
Respecting individual experience, my work is collaborative, with a strong focus on the therapeutic relationship and how it may best, within a safe environment, serve individual needs, preferences, and potential.
Therapeutic approaches I draw on, with a sensitivity to the individual, include person-centred, humanistic, solution-focused, existential, narrative, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), motivational interviewing and 12-Step facilitation therapy.
I am always happy to discuss my work both before commencing and during therapy as it progresses.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Level Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction).
University of East London (School of Psychology).
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol professionals and abide to their ethical codes of conduct.
I have practiced as a therapist full-time for many years and have a wealth of experience working with people from different backgrounds.
I also conduct research in psychotherapy at a university school of psychology.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Some people enter into therapy to help with psychological difficulties and I am well skilled in such work.
In addition, my approach also lends itself to offering great benefit to personal development and I welcome contact from those who may not be experiencing psychological distress but wish to build on their personal development and potential.
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
Fees are discussed on request and concessions for fees are happily considered.
Please feel free to call or email me.
It can be hard for some people to reach out for counselling and psychotherapy but the rewards can be life-changing in many positive ways.
While working to the highest standards of professionalism, I take a friendly approach so please do get in touch.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Days, evenings and weekends, subject to availability
Types of client