Therapist in London, Victoria (SW1)
Hi, and welcome to my website. My name is Dylan and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in adult psychotherapy.
I have 9 years experience in private practice, working with people who suffer from anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, stress, trauma, disconnection, and relationship difficulties.
I offer a friendly and down-to-earth approach to therapy, providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk. With training and experience in the main evidence-based psychotherapies, I work flexibly and collaboratively, tailoring therapy to the needs of each person I see.
Therapy With a Focus on Emotion
You may have had an experience where you felt as if you had a good intellectual understanding of a problem yet it was still difficult to change; intellectual insight is not the same as emotional insight.
Focusing on emotions in therapy, we would work together to put feelings into words, bringing clarity to emotions that are threatening, confusing or contradictory. A space to explore emotions can help you to better recognise problematic patterns in relationships, uncover meaning, and importantly, enable you to discover options that had not been clear before.
For this reason, we would usually begin by talking on the phone. This would give you a chance to ask any questions you might have and I can get a sense of what you are needing help with.
The next step would be for us to schedule a time to meet. In the first few sessions we would sit down in an informal and relaxed way and I would invite you to tell me in detail about what is troubling you.
When you sit down to talk, you might be surprised that talking is easier than you initially thought. In that case, you can expect that I would listen carefully, occasionally asking for more detail where necessary. If, on the other hand, you find that talking doesn’t come easy, then I would help by asking more questions, and as needed, provide a bit more structure to the session. Having been in therapy myself as part of my training, I am respectful of the unfamiliarity and potentially anxiety provoking nature of these first sessions, and so I would support you to go at your own pace.
The first few sessions are also a time for you to ask any questions that you may have about therapy – the process shouldn’t be a mysterious one. Thereafter, if we decide to work together, we would agree on the duration of therapy and a regular once a week 50 minute session.
Frequently Asked Questions
I also offer a limited number of low fee psychotherapy appointments for students or lower income clients.
I am registered as a Practitioner Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council, which is the regulatory body for Clinical Psychologists in the United Kingdom. I am also registered as Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society in the Division of Clinical Psychology, and on the Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy. I am subject to the ethical requirements and standards of both organisations.
The closest station is Victoria Tube Station which is approximately a 7 minute walk from the clinic.
There is a nearby bike rack on Buckingham Palace Road if you need to secure your bike.
Here is a link with nearby available parking.