My name is Gareth. My pronouns are he / him.
I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, with a focus on attachment. I am full clinical member of the College for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA) a college with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
In addition, I hold an accreditation with Pink Therapy as a Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) therapist and as a Trauma Informed Stabilisation Treatment (T.I.S.T) with Janina Fisher.
I have two busy practices, HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, E8 and my private practice in Stoke Newington, N16.
My work includes one day for the NHS, as an Honorary Parent and Infant Psychotherapist (PIT), at The Maudsley Hospital, Demark Hill. South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust.
As a gay cisgender male, I have a particular interest working within the LGBTQi+ community. Inparticular, supporting men who find themselves curious, asking questions, or are openly gay or are generally wanting to work through the finer elements of sexuality, gender and relationship diversity in an affirming way.
Attachment-based psychotherapy can be helpful if you find yourself wondering about how we got to where we are today. It can offer support facing up to some of the feelings and fears we may have hidden from ourselves. If relationships went awry in childhood or adulthood, or we feel alone, our ability to manage daily life can feel quite disrupted, even throwing us into a crisis. Attachment-based psychotherapy at it’s core, appreciates the importance that relationships offer to our human growth and individual development throughout life, regardless of how one may choose to identify.
The disruptions we experience, can leave profound consequences on our ability to create, maintain and feel safe, autonomous and respected within relationships. Not only with ourselves but also intimate partners, family and friends. These feelings can impact the way we think about our identity or how we relate to other people, reducing our self esteem, attacking our confidence even leaving us feeling brittle, fragile or depressed.
Please contact me should you have any specific questions relating to GSRD or how gay affirmative therapy might feel supportive for you and your future growth or if you would like to arrange an inital consultation to discuss things further.
Aims of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy can include
improving our ability to make and maintain relationships with others and ourselves
developing a deeper understanding of oneself,
having insights as to why we do the things we do, the way we might think about situations and our responses
gaining greater pleasure from life and work
to think about or consider healthier ways of coping with anxiety and stress
space to think about why we feel critical, punishing or destructive regarding our relationship with self
perhaps to feel less overwhelmed or weighed down
introduce or become more spontaneous
Please note these are not targets, simply aspects to reflect upon.