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New Member, Male, from The Heath Therapies, Finchley Rd, London NW3 7AX
- alexfowke was last seen:
- Mar 18, 2018
- Clinical Psychologist
I completed my doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton and have worked in the NHS for more than 10 years; this includes over 6 years working as part of specialist NHS mental health services in Hampshire and London.
I have extensive clinical experience and specialist skills in delivering evidence-based psychological interventions recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) to adult clients struggling with a range of psychological difficulties and mental health problems including:
• Depression and Low Mood
• Anxiety Disorders (including Phobias, Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder [OCD], Panic Disorder/Panic Attacks)
• Low Self-Esteem, Self-Worth and Confidence
• Relationship & Sexual Problems
• Complicated Grief, Loss & Bereavement
• Anger and Impulse-Control Problems
• Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depression)
• Psychosis (e.g. hearing voices, paranoid/ delusional thinking)
• Personality Difficulties
• Deliberate Self-Harm
I have developed a broad knowledge of psychological theory and psychotherapy skills, including post-qualification training in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I was trained in DBT by members of the British Isles DBT Training team, and have worked alongside these trainers as an adherent therapist in the delivery of DBT and training of new therapists.
I have a personable style, being friendly but also compassionate and professional. It is often-reported that the therapeutic relationship is as important as the type of therapy that is offered; as such, I value the significance of the relationship I have with my clients, and my warmth, honesty and understanding help me to foster these alliances. I have a relaxed and welcoming manner which makes clients feel understood, respected, and at ease throughout the course of therapy. I believe that it is essential to provide a discrete, trusting, and confidential environment, so I prioritise these factors to help clients feel safe, supported and validated.
My BABCP accreditation certifies my competence by recognising that I meet their standards in training and practice of CBT. It also means that I am committed to the practice of CBT through my clinical practice, receiving supervision and ongoing professional development. This ensures that I am well-informed as a therapist and have an up-to-date knowledge of CBT practice and mental health.
I typically arrange to meet with new clients for one or two 60-minute sessions to develop an initial understanding of the key problems. We can then discuss the most effective evidence-based means of tackling these difficulties and negotiate the likely number of sessions required to help you to meet your goals.