Looking after your mental health is a priority, don’t let feelings of anxiety and depression have a negative impact on your relationships, work opportunities and overall emotional well-being. Unhelpful coping strategies, thought patterns and maladaptive beliefs can lead to self-destructive behaviours which can have a significant impact on your day to day functioning.
Don’t let unwanted past experiences, relationship difficulties and outdated self-perceptions cloud your here and now interactions. By working through and identifying unhelpful patterns of coping, relating and functioning you can make the changes in your life.
Your past experiences can influence the way you make sense of your world and relationships. The past can leave you with difficult unwanted memories and feelings which you would rather push away and forget. This can have a significant impact on how you cope with stress, adversity and emotionally difficulties.
However, your past does not define who you are now. Don’t let unwanted memories, traumatic events, and outdated relational patterns hold you back. Make changes in the here and now, recognise your blind spots and find more helpful and adaptive coping strategies.
"Throughout the process I felt complete confidence in Carl’s approach and expertise. Carl’s knowledge and professionalism, as well as his kindness and empathy, meant that even difficult conversations felt safe." - Helen B
I am a British Psychological Society (BPS) registered
Counselling Psychologist and Senior Practitioner Specialising in Psychotherapy.
I am also an accredited clinician in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (registered
with Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) as CAT practitioner and
supervisor) and an accredited clinician in Mentalization-Based Therapy
(registered as a MBT practitioner with the British Psychoanalytic Council).
am also registered as a Senior Practitioner Specialising in Psychotherapy and
an Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor.
I consider myself privileged to have
worked within NHS secondary care mental health services, for 14 years, during
which time I gained considerable experience working with personality disorders
and complex cases, my specialist interest area. Prior to that, I worked as a
clinician in university and charitable trust psychotherapy services.
Since leaving the NHS, I have continued to work with people who have had long-term difficulties with managing emotional responses and negotiating interpersonal relationships.
"I have been practising for 4 years in private and NHS setting and I can honestly say he is the best supervisor I have had. He is very relatable and you feel comfortable to ask him questions. Carl is very knowledgeable in his field which means you get guidance, information and support at all times, not only clinically but with professional development" - Seema