MScCounselling Psych, BSc(Hons) Counselling Psych, AFT, AAMFT, CAMFT
Stefan trained as a systemic counselling psychologist and specialises in couples counselling and family therapy. He has a wealth of experience working with issues such as abusive and dysfunctional relationships, fidelity, sexual addictions, compulsivity, and divorce.
Having studied on the prestigious counselling psychology Masters programme at San Diego State University, he is one of the few counsellors in the UK that can offer emotionally focused therapy (EFT). This empirically supported approach has evolved out of emotion and attachment theory, and views emotions as centrally important in our behaviour, teaching us to better identify and make sense of our emotions so that we will be better able to manage our emotional experiences in the future. Stefan also has specialised training in motivational interviewing, gestalt therapy, Bowenian therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy, and is experienced in applying these therapies to a number of issues such as bereavement, anger management, mood disorders, trauma, addictions, anxiety, and depression.
Stefan has an interest in social and restorative justice. He is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), as well as being a member of the Association for Family Therapy (AFT). He also continues to be a registered member of both the Californian and American Associations for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Restorative Justice Mediation Program.