Stephen Radley MSc, Dipl AT
40 Bramham Gardens
I am an art therapist in full time private practice. I qualified in 1996, and have worked with a wide range of issues and challenges. I offer psychotherapy and art therapy for adults and young people, and supervision for art therapists.
I have undergone training in art therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. In recent years, I have attended courses to enhance the psychodynamic approach of my work. I have maintained an ongoing commitment to personal and professional development, which serves to enrich the foundation upon which I practise.
I have worked with many people challenged with depression, anxiety, sexuality and relationship difficulties, bereavement, trauma and abuse, substance misuse and adjustment to disability. In addition to private practice, I have provided individual, group and couple counselling and psychotherapy in mental health organisations and the voluntary sector.
People generally turn to psychotherapy to reflect on the difficulties and dilemmas in which they find themselves. The therapist aims to provide time and a trusted space for clients to explore their confusions, and consider their preferred ways of being and relating.
In our first meeting, I invite the client to work together to identify those goals that she or he understands to be most beneficial at that time. These goals may be reviewed and changed at any time during the course of psychotherapy.
I am deeply committed to ensure that I facilitate the client's reaching his or her identified therapeutic goals in as safe and skilled means as possible. I consult with the client periodically during our work together to ensure that she or he is satisfied with the course that the therapeutic process is taking.
My therapeutic approach draws on ideas from psychoanalysis and analytical psychology. I aim to help clients gain awareness of unconscious thoughts, feelings and desires that may have an important bearing on daily life. I try to help clients work through repeated patterns of difficulty to develop deep-seated changes in the personality, relationships and emotional well being.
Engaging with art materials could offer a means to work through a problem. The creative process – searching for form, working with content and meaning in images, overcoming areas of difficulty and bringing elements together – may provide space for quiet introspection and learning. All art work is confidential and property of the client.
I am sincerely committed to develop the practice of art therapy. Through my training at the British Psychotherapy Foundation, I aim to strengthen links between art therapy and psychoanalysis. I have explored these connections in "The Contribution of Infant Observation to Art Therapy in Private Practice" in Art Therapy in Private Practice: Theory, Practice and Research in Changing Contexts (September 2017, Jessica Kingsley Publishers). I look forward to continuing this enrichment for the duration of my practice.
I work within easy reach of central London
40 Bramham Gardens is a short distance from Earl's Court station and is close to Gloucester Road and West Brompton stations.
40 Bramham Gardens
Metered parking is available.
If you would like to make an initial appointment, please contact me on 07966 468 732 or at email@example.com.
Training, qualifications & experience
British Psychotherapy Foundation: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Adults (2016 to present)
British Psychotherapy Foundation: Foundations in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Infant Observation
Health Professions Council (AS14305)
British Association of Art Therapists (30453)
Canadian Art Therapy Association (expired 2002)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
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The fee for an initial consultation is £70. The fee for therapy is between £65 and £80 based on income. Trainee rates are available.
I have attended training through short courses at the following: Institute of Psychoanalysis, Anna Freud Centre, Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Centre for Stress Management, Satir Institute of the Pacific and Cape Cod Institute. I have received training in Brief Systemic Family Therapy, Basic and Advanced Level Mentalisation-based treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder and Psychotherapy for Traumatic Brain Injury.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday days and evenings.
Supervision & training
I have provided individual and group clinical supervision for art therapists, trainees and counsellors.View supervision profile