PLEASE NOTE: I AM CURRENTLY NOT TAKING ON NEW THERAPY PATIENTS. I AM STILL AVAILABLE TO SUPERVISE CLINICIANS
Anxiety, low mood, and distressing thoughts and feelings can prevent many people from working, studying, and living life the way they want. Therapy can help you not to worry so much, to feel happier and more confident, and to criticise yourself less, as well as doing more of what is missing from your life.
Would you like to be able to do this as quickly as possible and with lasting effect? If so, please read on and learn how I can help you. I describe my extensive training, and how this has enabled me to help patients form better relationships, succeed at work, and feel more relaxed. And you don't have to take my word for it - several of my clients have kindly agreed to share their experiences of therapy with you.
What I offer and can help with
I am Dr Ramesh Perera-Delcourt. I am a Clinical Psychologist (trained for 7 years in a range of therapeutic approaches) who has specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have 10 years experience with over 200 people dealing with a range of anxiety and mood-related problems. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a difficulty I have particular expertise with.
I specialise in treatment sessions of different lengths (from the standard 55 minutes up to 3 hours). Longer sessions allow you to talk, be understood and helped to move towards solutions at a faster pace. This results in needing fewer sessions overall, which can be more easily fitted around the demands of your life. This will be good for you if you don’t want to take time off work, would like to see results quickly, and would like the option of flexible frequency of attendance without sacrificing effectiveness. You may even find meeting just once to be sufficient. I offer sessions in the evenings and at weekends, in the London Bridge area.
I have also specialised in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). CFT will be good for you if you struggle with feelings of shame, inadequacy, self-criticism or generally just not being able to engage with life fully. If you have had CBT before and found that it made sense but did not always help you ‘feel’ differently (even if it helped you ‘think’ about things differently), CFT can provide the missing element to help you move forward.
Whatever the session length, my approach to therapy is an active one. Like all therapists, I listen and understand in a warm, professional way. Thanks to my training and knowledge, I will also teach you new ideas, exercises and skills to help you challenge and overcome your difficulties. These can include trying out new ways of thinking, behaving, managing emotions, relating to others, and dealing with stress.
I am Registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, Chartered as a Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and Accredited as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. The training I have undertaken, the ongoing professional development I maintain, and the therapy I offer, are therefore recognised as being of the highest standard. You can be confident that I follow strict practical and ethical guidelines, including those governing confidentiality.