Dr Stephen Wright (DClin Psy, PGDip, BSc Hons)
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist with full HCPC registration who has been working in mental health for over 7 years and specialises in child, young person and family work. I have worked in private practice and in the NHS including generic CAMHS, looked after and adopted children, child & adolescent health and autism assessment services.
I provide assessment, evidence-based psychological therapies such as CBT, systemic, psychodynamic and attachment based interventions. Additionally I can provide consultation to schools and parents and Autism screening assessments.
I work with young people and families with a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, low-mood (depression), self-harm, relationship and attachment difficulties, health difficulties, school difficulties and family difficulties. The aim of therapy and assessment sessions is not to look to blame anyone for the difficulties a young person is experiencing, but to help find solutions and ways of helping together in a person and family-centred non-judgemental way.
What happens in an assessment session?
Usually assessment sessions last 90 minutes. They will usually involve meeting with the young person and their parents/carers together then spending some time alone with the young person before feeding back what has been discussed to the family. Sometimes young people feel unsure about being on their own and ask for parents/carers to remain throughout which is fine. At the end of the assessment, a plan will be agreed and a full report sent to the family.
What happens during therapy sessions?
Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes. They will usually involve asking the young person to speak about their difficulties and events in their current life and their past. This will usually be done alone with the young person, however if they wish their parents/carers to be present for some or all of the session this is fine. Therapy sessions are designed to help build a trusting supportive relationship between the young person and myself. Usually we will agree an amount of sessions and review regularly how these are going.
Is therapy for me/my child?
Beginning therapy can feel daunting and might not be for everyone. For many people though it is a helpful way of understanding themselves and their ways of coping with difficulties better. I aim to help the young person and families find their own answersand solutions. If you are unsure about whether therapy is right for you/your child call or email for a free no obligation conversation to discuss this. Additionally you may wish to have an assessment but then it’s decided that something other than talking therapies is helpful. However it might be that it is agreed to begin formal sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D'Clin Psy)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology Studies (PGDip)
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc Hons)
- Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - II trained (ADOS-2)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with young people and families in all areas of mental health. I also have particular specialities in diabetes-related mental health difficulties and with looked after and adopted children.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
Individual psychological therapy session £70 (50 minutes)
Assessment Session £90 (1 hour 30 minutes + report)
Autism screening assessment £90 (1 hour 30 minutes + report)
Sessions at home or school are standard price + £0.44 per mile from work address
Prices for other services may vary and may be negotiable
Please feel free to email or phone for more information and a free no obligation consultation.
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Types of client