Dr. Stuart Baker Chartered Psychologist, CBT Therapist, Mindfulness Trainer
I practice as a Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Mindfulness teacher, working with adults, individually or in groups. I work from an integrative perspective using a range of therapies tailored to best meet the needs of each individual client. I offer CBT, EMDR trauma therapy, psychodynamic and mindfulness therapy (MBCT, MBSR & Breathworks).
Therapy is a journey of self-discovery that we engage in together and I will support you to reflect and understand yourself better, both to increase your well-being and to find more helpful ways of dealing with life’s challenges. My clients come to me because they want to talk, in a confidential, welcoming and safe environment, to an experienced and qualified professional. Whether you are experiencing a crisis or wanting to explore how to live a more fulfilling life, I understand that it can be really very difficult to talk therefore you can expect me to listen carefully with warmth and empathy.
At the core of my therapeutic work is establishing a therapeutic relationship. I offer a warm and secure space in comfortable surroundings where your concerns, feelings and thoughts can be brought, listened to and explored to help you find what you need. I work collaboratively using an adaptable, holistic and flexible approach, listening carefully to understand what each individual needs. Above all I work relationally so that together we can work towards you having a better understanding of yourself, develop increased well-being and resilience.
“I am optimistic that personal change is possible and usually occurs through changing our relation to others and our-selves. Sometimes the best way to change is to really understand where we are in the here and now and be curious about this before real change can occur.”
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and as an Integrative Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP). I have several years experience working as a therapist, coach and mindfulness trainer across a wide range of clients, both in short term and longer term contexts, including NHS primary care, the voluntary sector, organisations and private practice.
Core Psychological Training:
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy
- PG Diploma in CBT
- BSc. Psychology
- Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- EMDR trauma training
- Transpersonal Psychology
- Mindfulness teacher development training (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) at the Centre for Mindfulness, Bangor University
Prior to becoming a psychologist I qualified as an economist and later took an Executive MBA and spent 20 years working in large corporates across a wide range of senior management roles.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Developing self-awareness
- Personal growth
- Finding meaning & direction in life
- Work and career issues
- Anger management
- Managing difficult emotions
- Pain management
- Trauma / PTSD
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
Fees depend on the session plan we agree, time of day, session frequency and duration and range from £95-£125.
Arranging a first appointment is a significant step that may follow a long process of search and contemplation, or after reaching a point of crisis in your life, perhaps feeling an urgent need for support, to offload and to be heard and understood. The first session will provide you the opportunity to discuss your difficulties and areas of concern, ask questions and find out more information about the way we can work together.
I have a particular interest in mindfulness meditation, which I researched as part of my Psychology Doctorate. I incorporate mindfulness in working with individual clients and teach Mindfulness Based Stress reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses.
I offer a range of mindfulness courses in London which can complement counselling and therapy. Mindfulness is an evidence based approach for dealing effectively with stress, anxiety and depression - as well as being a great means of developing self-awareness and facilitating personal development and growth. For further details please visit www.stuartbakerpsychology.com
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime & Evenings
Types of client
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