I am a qualified HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and have worked in the NHS for over 20 years. I work with people with a wide range of difficulties and offer both short and long term therapy.
My view of psychological therapy is that in the first instance it provides a space for people to talk and think about themselves and their problems. Talking to a therapist can help people make sense of, and work out what it is that underpins, their difficulties. Therapy can also provide an opportunity for people to gain understanding of how they relate to themselves and others and how they may wish to change things for themselves. Many people who undertake therapy find that the changes they are able to make during the course of therapy, continue to be maintained and can be built upon after therapy ends.
Therapy can help with a wide range of issues such as loss and bereavement, losing a job, or partner or maybe physical illness. At times current experiences stir up feelings from past experience, which may feel difficult and perhaps overwhelming. Sometimes past experience can shape our responses to current situations or relationships, in ways that may not be helpful to us and cause us problems. Therapy aims to provides a safe space, where you can talk about difficult things and feelings and be heard in a non-judgemental way.
I work with people with difficulties with low self-esteem, lack of confidence, low mood, feelings of sadness, emptiness, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement and loss, illness, sleep problems, eating issues and job related challenges. The way I work is often helpful for people with difficulties in relationships; for example some people have difficulties in forming or maintaining relationships, whilst others might get into unhelpful or destructive relationships.
I am trained in a range of therapeutic approaches, but the main approach I use is short or long term psychodynamic psychotherapy. I am also a trained Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist/Supervisor, which is one of the IAPT commissioned therapies for depression.
Training, qualifications & experience
HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Psychology Doctorate (Clin Psy D) 1997
MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 2008 (conferring eligibility for UKCP accreditation)
BPC accredited DIT practitioner and supervisor 2012
More than 20 years of experience working in the NHS with adults presenting with mental health problems.
I also offer training workshops to various professionals in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and supervise a range of psychological therapists across the UK.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
My fees are £60 per hour; reduced fees are available for people in training positions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer daytime and evening appointments
Types of client
Supervision & training
Steph Fryer offers clinical supervision to a range of psychological therapists.View supervision profile