My name is Scott Robinson, and I am educated to Master of Science level in psychological therapy. The two therapies I use are CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). Both therapies are very well researched and have a strong evidence base of their effectiveness. I have over 10 years experience, within the NHS and privately, as a practitioner of both therapies.
The main problems I treat are depression, anxiety, stress and trauma. EMDR is used with trauma, such as assaults, car accidents and past childhood abuse. CBT is most commonly used for depression and anxiety. Therapy can be difficult for people and sometimes this can bring about powerful emotional experiences. In fact this can be part of the healing process if managed with sensitivity and compassion. I always try to be compassionate in therapy and allow a client to work in a way that best suits them. It is very important that you can trust a therapist, which can be achieved by your therapist being honest, respecting your wishes and confidentiality and and by being emphatic. I always endeavor to conduct therapy in this manner.