Stephen Morris UKCP (Psychodynamic Counsellor & CBT Therapist)
I have 30 years experience of providing therapeutic interventions within the NHS, private practice and the criminal justice system. During this time I have worked with people to improve their quality of life by overcoming emotional and psychological difficulties particularly in relation to anxiety, depression and relationship issues. In addition, I have considerable experience of assisting individuals with challenging issues relating to substance use, chemsex, addictions, employment issues, organisational dynamics, PTSD, offending behaviour and imprisonment.
I have considerable experience of men and women working in adult industries and sex work.
The first appointment is used to make a full assessment of the situation. This is a mutual process to consider the most likely effective way of working together. A working agreement is then established to ensure respect, safety and to answer any questions.
Following the assessment then short or long term intervention commences. The minimum number is usually 6 to 12 weekly appointment and long term work is usually open-ended with reviews every 3 months.
I am qualified to provide both psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy. I train and coach effective mindfulness meditation techniques to assist many areas of personal development.
Clinical supervision is available for trainees and qualified practitioners.
For those involved in legal proceedings I can provide Forensic mental health assessments to assist in judicial process. These assessments can be commissioned by legal representatives, the probation service and by the courts.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional training has been substantial and completed with highly reputable bodies. This includes:
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies - Roehampton University. London
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - WPF Therapy. London
Post Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Skills - WPF Therapy. London
Diploma in Applied Group Analytic Skills - WPF Therapy. London
Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - British Isles DBT Training Team.
Certificate - SOGP Facilitator - National Probation Service
Additional trainings in: Trauma, Practice and Principles and Forensic Psychotherapy - Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust
I work according to the ethics and principles of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have considerable experience of working with destructive, and offending behaviour, addictions, resettlement issues following imprisonment and the impact of imprisonment on the family. I provide forensic mental health assessments to assist in legal proceedings within both magistrate and crown courts.
In addition, I have supported people from a variety of spiritual traditions and where possible assist in the integration of spirituality into daily living, healing and psychological wellbeing.
Special clinical interests include; attachment theory, trauma and destructive behaviour.
Assessment £100 - £150
Ongoing £50 - £65
A reduced fee scheme is available for those on low income
Discounted packages are offered - conditions apply
Qualified practitioners £80 per 90 min session
Trainees £75 per 90 min session
Forensic mental health assessments £200 per hour
Appointments are available on weekday evenings in Godalming.
Occasional Saturday morning appointments available in Godalming only.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Day-time, evening and occasional weekend appointments available
Types of client
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Supervision & training
I offer one off case consultancy and ongoing clinical supervision for qualified practitioners and trainees.View supervision profile