Counselling and Psychotherapy, offering, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Mindfulness, Inner Child guided Imagery and Mentalization Based therapy (MBT).
Mobile: 07917 648600
Specialising in emotional issues including: Anxiety, worry, depression, rumination, Personality Disorders, Self harm, suicidality, bereavement, trauma stress and Low self-esteem.
Gerard’s works with adults and adolescents. His therapeutic approach offers a genuine, supportive, safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment where individuals feel at ease, and can talk openly and reflect on their experiences. Gerard tailors his approach to cater for the individuals needs . His work is focused on enhancing a person’s ability to experience a deeper connection with themselves and others which leads to improved psychological well-being and a more fulfilling life.
Gerard has been working psychotherapeutically with both adults and adolescents since 2009. He has successfully supported people with a wide range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, personality disorders, self-harm, loss and bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties and work-related stress.
He has worked in a variety of public and private mental health settings both in England and Northern Ireland. They included: Community Mental Health Teams, Clinical Health Team for People with Learning Disabilities, Student Well-Being Departments at the University of Surrey and the North-West Regional College and ‘Derry Youth Community Workshop’. He was also a counsellor and director of ‘Zest’, a Derry-based charity supporting people who experience difficulties related to self-harm and suicide.
He currently provides longer-term psychotherapy at an NHS psychotherapy service in East London.
Gerard works using a number of different psychotherapeutic approaches and is well-versed in humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapies. His therapeutic approach offers a non-judgmental and safe therapeutic environment where people can feel at ease, talk openly and reflect on their experiences and on what is causing them distress. Gerard has a particular interest in mindfulness, guided imagery and inner child work which can enhance a person’s ability to experience a deeper connection with themselves and others. In his experience these valuable tools tend to lead to improved mental well-being and a more fulfilling life.
Gerard is currently continuing his professional development on a doctoral programme in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey. His research interests include the function and conceptualisation of worry and rumination and exploring how individuals can become more in control of their thoughts. He presented his research on worry, loneliness and coping styles at the national clinical conference in 2013.
Issues dealt with:
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Degree in Integrated Counselling, North West Regional College
Certificate in Counselling, National University of Ireland
Bsc (Hons) Psychology, University of Ulster
Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology, University of Surrey (ongoing)
Workshops in Applied Suicide Interventions and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with CBT Expert Dr Christine Padesky
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