I am a very experienced psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and teacher with over 35 years’ experience of mental health and psychotherapy. I have practiced psychotherapy in the NHS and private practice, including for over 20 years in the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
I work with adults of all ages, with all kinds of presenting difficulties. Often, but not exclusively, these can include anxieties of many kinds; losses; difficult life events and changes; depression, that can take many forms; and difficulties experienced in important relationships. I offer a therapeutic relationship where the aim is to make sense of these experiences, what they mean to you, and work alongside you to provide understanding, relieve suffering and to find a more integrated and hopeful way of being, with ourselves and others.
I have expertise in adolescence, stemming from my experiences in the Tavistock Clinic, and I offer psychotherapy for young people and/or their parents, including through Time-limited Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (TAPP). For both adults and young people I provide an initial period for exploration and how we might work together. In the initial consultations we discuss whether an open-ended, longer-term or more time-limited approach is more appropriate and I offer both of these treatments.
Stephen BriggsMA, Msc, PhD Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
My aim is to offer a safe therapeutic space, in which to think about and make sense of difficult feelings and experiences; to provide opportunities for understanding and learning about ourselves, about what makes it difficult for us in life, and how to find new ways to think about ourselves. I work from the perspective of a psychodynamic approach, which for me means taking account of aspects of our emotional and relational lives we are not immediately or more deeply aware of, understanding difficult feelings, and linking these with our past and present lives.