I'm Johnny Latham, and I've been working in Child and Family psychology for over 13 years. I work with an equal mix of both adults and children/teenagers in my private practice.
I'm currently offering a reduced service whilst I complete a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, but please do get in touch to discuss your needs and I will do my best to offer suggestions about what either I or one of my colleagues could offer.
Working with me you will be receiving a very high quality service. Previously to starting my Doctorate research, I was a clinical manager in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in South Yorkshire. Before this, I've been a Senior CBT therapist for Oxford Health and as a director of the children and family charity One-Eighty (www.one-eighty.org.uk). In 2015 I received the Beck Scholarship award for services to CBT with families and in 2016 I was awarded the University of Oxford Vice Chancellor's Social Impact Award.
My experience includes working alongside Social Services, the Youth Offending Services, Grendon Therapeutic prison, the Oxfordshire Early Intervention Hubs, Oxfordshire Deaf Children's Society, Ykids, and more.
I trained in Oxford in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PgDip), and I attended St. Catherines College at Oxford University (MSc), continuing my interest into researching behaviour change and counselling methods. I'm an accredited member of the BABCP.
How I work and what to expect
My approach to therapy is client-centred, compassionate, honest and collaborative. I place great importance on the development of a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship which I believe to be the key to successful therapy. In the first few sessions, we work together to identify your goals for treatment and the most helpful and appropriate way to achieve these. Throughout the therapy, I will work with you to help you develop a better understanding of your difficulties, and to learn strategies and skills you can use to help you improve your current wellbeing and to protect yourself against similar difficulties in the future. During therapy, we will frequently review our progress to make sure things are moving in the right direction, and to discuss anything that you would like to change about the work.
My clinical practice is strongly evidence-based and I draw on a range of therapeutic models according to the particular needs and preferences of each individual client. I use a predominantly cognitive behavioural approach (CBT) in combination with techniques from other models including Play therapy (for children), schema-focused therapy and compassion focused therapy.
How can I help
I am skilled in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological difficulties. In my private practice I work with an equal mix of adults and children/teenagers. I have a special interest in working with Anxiety, especially Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I also work well with people who experience depression, and childhood trauma.
How can therapy help?
People come to psychological therapy for many different reasons, and it can be helpful in several different ways. For some people, it's about finding a safe place to explore or make sense of painful feelings and experiences. Other have a specific problem they want to address. Whatever your reason for seeking help now, I would like to acknowledge the courage required for you to take this first step.
If you have any questions at all, or are wondering whether therapy might be able to help you, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, focusing my research on end of life conversations
- BABCP Accreditation
- MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2015, University of Oxford)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (2014, University of Oxford)
- BA Hons Psychology (2007, Oxford Brookes University)
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.