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Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) is an evidence-based therapy for people who struggle with complex emotional needs, including: 

  • Difficulties regulating emotions, 

  • Difficulties in relationships,

  • Impulsivity, 

  • Self-harm and suicidal feelings.

MBT helps people to understand how their experiences influence their attachment styles, and how this underpins the emotional challenges they experience. As well as individual MBT sessions, Joe is also able to offer the full MBT programme.   This includes weekly group therapy alongside the weekly individual sessions.  The programme is run with a team of experienced colleagues.

I am a BPC accredited MBT therapist and trainee psychoanalytic psychotherapist, who has spent 9 years working in specialist services for people with complex emotional needs.  This was first as a therapist at the Anna Freud Centre and then as the Deputy Clinical Lead for the Personality Disorder Pathway at the Halliwick Unit; a renowned specialist service and the birthplace of MBT.  Having decided to step back from a managerial role to focus wholly on clinical practice, I now split my time between work at the Halliwick, work as a parent infant psychotherapist in an NHS perinatal team and private practice.

As a trauma informed practitioner, I understand that emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, disordered eating, self-harm, suicidal ideation or relationship problems, stem from coping strategies that once served a purpose, even if they now cause you significant difficulties.  Recognising that our experience has shaped our ways of relating is crucial to developing healthier and more productive ways of engaging with ourselves and others in the here and now.    

I am also very interested in the way that societal pressures and systemic power structures influence our personalities and mental health.  Issues of inequality, racism, misogyny and transphobia continue to shape the world we live in and to influence the way we experience ourselves and others.  I aim to offer an inclusive space to all the people I work with to enable you to make sense of how these influences might impact on your individual emotional lives within your communities.  

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Practice description:

I offer both short term and long term therapy face to face from my consulting room in Queens Park or online. Through a therapeutic relationship with a non-judgmental, empathetic, and containing therapist we can gain insight and emotional understanding which can lead to relief of our symptoms and changes in our self-defeating ways of thinking and behaving.

My first session:

The quality of your relationship with your therapist is key to successful outcomes. That’s why it’s so important to find the right therapist for you, someone you trust, feel safe with, and who inspires you with the confidence to talk. To that end I aim to earn your trust and provide you a safe space in which to talk meaningfully. In our first assessment session I will ask you what has brought you to therapy and listen attentively to you as I build up a picture of you and your situation and assess how I might be able to assist you. In the session it's essential that we both get a feel for each other and a sense of whether we wish to work together.

What I can help with:

ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues


Please contact me directly regarding services and fees.



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