Phil has a Certificate of Qualification in social work with experience in a wide range of mental health and emotional and psychological issues. His PhD was based on research looking at processes of recovery from mental health issues.
Phil has trained in Transactional Analysis over a number of years and is a member of the Institute of Transactional Analysis. He has extensive experience in problems arising from what is called “Personality Disorder”.
Phil also works as a Senior Lecturer in mental health at the University of Hertfordshire.
Phil has worked in mental health services for many years; He is currently completing his advanced psychotherapy training using Transactional Analysis – an approach developed by Dr Eric Berne which is widely used in counselling-psychotherapy work. He works with individuals and offers group-based therapy.
Long-standing personal and emotional conflicts and problems
There are some very good reasons why group based therapy may be a better option for you than one-to-one sessions.
• First, for anyone going through difficulties in relationships, there is a great benefit in being able both to talk about those issues and to hear honest feedback from a number of others.
• Secondly, the opportunity to understand ourselves better – to grow and develop as people, can be taken in a group setting where a safe space enables you to see yourself in relation to others – to compare and reflect on who you are.
• Thirdly, a deeper understanding of the concepts of the therapy will be gained by hearing the questions and responses of others.
• Lastly, from a purely financial perspective, it costs less!
Member of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work;
PhD in Mental Health (University of Manchester).
£40 per hour for individual work (concessions sometimes available).
£10 per group meeting with a minimum commitment of three months.