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Dr Thomas Richardson

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychology

 

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Specialises in

  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Trauma focused CBT

Offers

  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am passionate about helping those with mental health problems. I am used to assessing issues collaboratively with clients and developing a thorough individualised formulation to try to make sense of how difficulties may have developed and to use this to develop a plan for therapy. I use evidence-based therapies and am a believer that therapy should be time-limited so that clients are taught the skills to help themselves move forward with their life. Therapy doesn’t finish when the weekly appointments finished: it should give clients a different perspective and new skills which they can keep with them for the rest of their life.

As someone with their own experience of mental health difficulties I know at a personal level that therapy can be life-changing, but also very hard work and mentally exhausting at times. I firmly believe that therapy should be an equal relationship with the therapist and client working together to find new ways to cope and solve problems. Often a different perspective is what is needed to help you ‘see the wood for the trees’ and help your get out of vicious cycles. I am pragmatic and realistic in my approach to therapy: I know that sometimes a combination of changing what can be change and accepting what cannot be changed is needed.

I use the following evidence-based psychological therapies within my practice with the psychotherapy practice:

- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
- Mindfulness.
- Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR): I am currently training this

Areas of interest

I can help adults with a range of mental health problems such as:

- Depression.
- Bipolar Disorder (this is an area of expertise and special interest for me).
- Worry/Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Panic attacks.
- Phobias.
- Social Anxiety.
- Health Anxiety.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
- Drug and alcohol issues including where this use is impacting on mental health.
- Psychosis and paranoia.
- Low self-esteem, self-critical thoughts, high standards and perfectionism.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma (for example single traumas such as witnessing violence or accidents or multiple traumas such as sexual abuse). I am also experienced in working with related issues such as relationship and sexual difficulties and dissociation.
- Complex grief.
Adjustment issues such as coming to terms with a chronic health or pain condition.
- Emotionally unstable (aka borderline) personality disorder.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • chronic pain

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (1-5)

  • AA387

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (1-5)

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