Integrative Counsellor & Music Therapist
Integrative Counselling Service
Stephen has experience working with clients of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and religious and spiritual beliefs. Stephen's approach is non-judgemental and compassionate, supporting your journey to healing and mind-body-spirit well-being. Stephen is an integrative counsellor, a fully qualified Nurse, HCPC registered Music Therapist and NMT Neurologic Music Therapist, with a BSc in Psychology, MSc in Psychology of Pathological addictions, ongoing MSc in Clinical Psychology, and further training, amongst others, in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, MBCT, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Metacognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
Every person is unique, and Stephen's sessions are person-centred based, tailored to his client's needs and interests, in an inclusive and supportive environment.
Musical instruments and sounds are used to help people to communicate in their own musical language whatever their ability, providing emotional, sensory and intellectually stimulating experiences. Therapeutic goals and objectives are developed and agreed upon between the music therapist and the client.
Sound Healing sessions
Stephen's work is focused on using Tibetan Singing bowls within a modern practical methodology, without specific spiritual or religious references, for meditation and other practices that deal with inner knowledge and growth. The sounds and vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls and Crystal Singing Bowls are used to move energetic blockages and to support mind-body-spirit well-being. The Singing Bowls are used for emotional healing also in combination with deep breathing, visualization, and mindfulness meditation.
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Get to know me
Stephen is an integrative counsellor, an HCPC registered Music Therapist and a certified NMT Neurologic Music Therapist, with further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy, Breath-work, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mental Health First Aid. He has a broad range of experience with different client populations, including adults with mental health difficulties, PTSD, anxiety and depression, children and young adults with learning difficulties and autism, and elder people with dementia.
Within a holistic person-centred approach, Stephen offers a combination of talking and non-verbal approaches to help his clients with their life difficulties.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Stephen has amazing skills. He has worked with my daughter for many months and we can see incredible things happening. He is very kind, innovative and creative with his techniques. His work is geared toward real neurological, emotional and social development. His friendly and open personality, sincere dedication to his work and his flexible person-centred approach make him unique as a music therapist. I recommend him highly".
"The experience with Stephen has been life-changing for me.
I will be forever grateful to Stephen for his counselling skills and compassionate approach".
"Stephen has been working with our John for several months now and music therapy is enriching our lives and enhancing John’s creativity! His sensitivity, encouragement, skills and sincere dedication are one of a kind. I strongly recommend him!".
"Stephen was very comforting and I have been supported to clarify the things I was struggling with.
He has a professional and supportive approach. I highly recommend him".
"Very pleased with the approach Stephen has taken to help my brother to deal with anxiety caused by grief and covid.
Music has allowed him to deal with issues".
Stephen has been working with my mother for about a year and throughout that time I've consistently been impressed by his gentle and respectful approach, and also by the amazing diversity of sensory experiences he provides. My mother is 90 with vascular dementia and she looks forward to Stephen's weekly visits, and so do my Dad and me because of the pleasure she gets from the interaction. I highly recommend him.