Richard Jefferson

Philosophy

Working in many varied environments with people from differing backgrounds, cultures and professions has taught me some about being human. I find that we could have had anyone’s experience; that we could have been anyone. And in this way we are vulnerable.

But I find too that when people are given some space to talk, to be listened to, that they find a way; that there is some innate healing ability, and that when we are given a little bit of space we hear.

How I Work

Therapy is really about understanding. Through better understanding you and I can find a way to help you change how you feel. I find we often get stuck because we are missing some part of the whole picture.

The methods I use to help understand include some C.B.T., Art Therapy and E.M.D.R. techniques. I won’t go into the details of them here as that would take some time, but there is a lot of information on the web about each.

It is important to note though that this process can be difficult. Therefore it is always done with a serious attention given to patience and acceptance.

Experience

I’ve been practicing as a psychotherapist for over 10 years in many differing environments around the world including: North and South America, South East Asia and the U.K. I returned home a few years ago, and have been practising here since.

I have experience working with:

  • Stress and Burnout
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety/Excessive Worry
  • Mild and Severe Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Culture Shock/Issues Related to Culture

 

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

I have a Masters in Clinical Psychology, a Diploma in Arts Therapy, and I’m trained in E.M.D.R. trauma therapy.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), which means that I must follow their code of ethics and procedures.

I am also a member of the Relational School, and the Association of North London Counsellors and Psychotherapists.