Dip HE, BSc (Hons), MA, Dip.schema.th, PG Cert, MBACP
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I am a highly qualified and experienced consultant psychotherapist and supervisor with 20 years experience and recognised clinical expertise in the treatment and assessment of a wide range of mental health problems (including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders and psychosis), problematic behaviours and addictions.
My guiding aim is to help each client to the point where they no longer require therapy or medication, and can cope skilfully and independently with life’s challenges, and understand how the past can impede our ability to cope with the present.
"Meeting Patrick changed my life, in fact, I believe it has saved my life. His therapy techniques have helped me recover from an emotional breakdown that had left me feelings isolated and misunderstood. " Client GB
"I received Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic treatment from Patrick for a period of time and I found him a wonderfully skilled and talented psychotherapist. He is warm, approachable, compassionate, kind-hearted, has a very easy and professional manner.
And, of course, he is very, very highly skilled as a consultant therapist and clinical director.
I feel that his skills and exemplary manner within the psycho-therapeutic environment are second to none, and I have little doubt that without his help and his therapy I would not be here today to write this recommendation." Client ND
"Patrick is truly exceptional. His prodigious mental health expertise is matched by him being the most considerate, kind, generous, creative person. Patrick is an outstanding therapist as well as an inspired and impactful trainer." Marian Janner OBE, Chief Executive of Bright
"I have known and worked with Patrick, in a variety of ways, for many years. Not only is he a genuine and empathic person, but he also has exceptional clinical and therapy skills, formulating his clients in a holistic and person-centred manner in order to provide the most efficacious form of eclectic therapeutic interventions for them, bringing about great change in their lives. A truly inspiring clinician and individual." Dr Chris Moore, Director, Expert Psychology Consultancy
Training, qualifications & experience
I am highly adept in the application of: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Integrative Psychotherapy, Psychosocial Interventions (PSI), and Schema Focussed Therapy (SFT) and CBT-based therapies. I am also an author and originator of several treatment programmes and interventions for a range of diagnoses, addictions and offence-related behaviours.
My training and qualifications include:
- Diploma of Higher Education (Mental Health Nursing), RMN
- BSc Mental Health Practice
- Schema Therapy Diploma
- MA Arts Health
- PG Cert Integrative Psychotherapy
- DBT Skills Training
- DBT National Intensive (Part I & II)
- HCR-20, START & SAPROF(Train-the-Trainer) Risk Assessments
Over the last 20 years, I have provided key psychological interventions in order to achieve the sustainable rehabilitation and recovery for clients with complex and enduring mental health problems. I specialise in the treatment of addiction, suicide and self-injury, and complex and challenging diagnoses for example: Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (Borderline Type) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). In addition, I have provided specialist clinical services, training and consultancy to a number of key national organisations, including: MIND, Nominet Trust, The Mental Health Foundation, The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Comic Relief and Bright, as well as many independent mental health providers.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Students/Trainee Psychotherapists: £45 per hour.
Standard Rate: £55 per hour.
Telephone and Skype sessions: £55 per hour
When I work
Tuesday 9am-8pm Wednesday 9am-8pm Thursday. 12-8pm