As a male psychologist (which is relatively rare, 75% of the workforce are women) I have found good success with men worried about starting therapy. That said, women are more likely to access therapy and as such my experience has a healthy balance. Please be aware that I do not work with children under the age of 16 and no longer conduct Couple's Counselling.
As I work predominantly with referrals from General Practitioners, most of my experience has focused on reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Relationship issues have also formed part of my special interests.
I have been working with the more complex areas of mental health support both in private practice and in permanent roles. This includes extensive experience dealing with people suffering: Drug and Alcohol Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma and PTSD and Adult ADHD.
I have a solid background in both Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This dual focus is useful for addressing both thought-related problems and difficulties managing emotions.