Dr Paul Garden Psychologist , W1G
Over the past decade, I have worked in the NHS and a range of mental health charities. I typically work with people who are experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-criticism, anger, isolation and addictions, and who are struggling to make sense of these experiences and find themselves feeling stuck in the same patterns; struggling to relate to themselves and others.
Painful life events and personal issues often lead to putting difficult thoughts and feelings to the back of the mind. This results in only temporary relief from emotional pain as the issues remain unresolved and therefore keep reappearing. Talking through these issues with a psychologist can help you to understand the origins of your problems and help you to understand the process by which they are reinforced and maintained. The process of therapy is aimed at developing understanding of your distress through examining the present situation and exploring how past experiences might be influencing it, and using these insights to develop a sense of control over the situation and your life.
Your treatment will be tailored to meet your specific needs. By working relationally, I will support you to better understand yourself and the situations that you struggle with. To facilitate your journey from distress to a sense of relative calm, I will provide you with an open, non-judgmental and accepting environment, where you will feel heard and valued.
I offer an initial consultation session at a reduced rate (£60), as an opportunity for you to describe in detail the issues that have brought you to therapy, and to ask me any questions you might have, and also for me to then explain how we might approach your treatment. Based on this, I usually recommend that you take some time to consider before committing to therapy.
As well as working therapeutically in NHS primary, secondary and tertiary care clinics for the past ten years, both as a trainee and assistant psychologist, I operate a private practice from the Harley Street district of central London. I have a British Psychological Society accredited Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych), and Individual Membership of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
Training and qualifications
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
Doctor of Psychology (DPsych).
MSc (Distinction) in Early Psychosis Intervention.
Master's Research (Distinction) The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation.
BSc (First-Class Honours) in Psychology and Neuroscience.
Mentalisation-Based Therapy Basic Training.
As well as my background in Eastern practices, I have attended several week-long Mindfulness retreats for professional therapists who use Mindfulness-based approaches in their therapeutic work.
I am an individual member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and abide by their professional and ethical codes.
Initial Consultation: £60.00 (50 minutes)
Individual Therapy Sessions: £90.00 - £100.00 (50 minutes) Depending on time/location.
Integrative Person-centred/humanistic Psychodynamic Relational Issues often worked with:
AddictionAnxietyDepressionInterpersonal relationshipsPersonality disordersSexuality issuesTraumaSexual/physical abuse Availability:
Has availability Therapy offered:
In personBy phoneOn video Client groups:
IndividualsAdolescents Member organisations:
85 Wimpole Street