Professional background and experience

As well as traditional CBT I also practice Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) both of which come under the umbrella of CBT. I also have experience in mindfulness and utilise this within my other therapeutic approaches. I have also trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET).

In terms of my therapeutic approach I work in an informal, open and non-judgemental way. I believe that whatever therapeutic approach is employed, the most important thing is to be able to connect with my client, and work with them to identify what their difficulties are, and how to find solutions to overcome them that are relevant and makes sense to the client. I always work in an open and non-judgemental way, and always aim to build an open and trusting relationship with my client stop

While I am comfortable working with most problems, I am particularly experienced with psychological traumas having worked extensively with these over the past four years. I also have a lot of experience with working with people with Asperger’s/high functioning autism. In terms of psychological trauma, I have worked with a range of manifestations of this, including complex military trauma through to relatively straightforward single incident related experiences.

Training and qualifications
Accreditation to professional bodies
  • Member of BABCP
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
Areas of special interest

If you’re interested in  booking an appointment with Gary Brown, book a free initial consultation here.

What to expect from our Therapists

We carry out rigorous checks and vet all our therapists before they join the team. They must meet with our high standards of professional specification which includes:

This means that the mental health professional you see will be qualified, experienced and competent.

We are a private mental health clinic and have a number of therapists with different specialities. Because of this, we can offer therapies to help with a wide range of mental health issues from Anxiety to PTSD and child psychology.

First, we carry out a triage step during a 15-minute free initial telephone consultation. Depending on the challenges you’re facing, we will then recommend a counsellor, CBT therapist or clinical psychologist.

We also have clinic locations throughout the North, so there is usually one not too far from you.

As a result, we can usually offer an appointment quickly and at a time and place convenient for you. But, above all, tailored to your needs.

Please note, not all of our therapists work from all our clinic locations. Contact us for information on which therapists it is possible to see at which locations.

As well as Gary we have a number of other Clinical Psychologists, CBT Therapists and Counsellors in our team.
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