Hello my name is Richard Cross. I am a psychotherapist who has worked with children, young people and adults for over 24 years. I am dedicated to working in partnership with my clients to create a sense of empowerment and safety, where at times, it is not about \'Getting back how things were\' but about getting to a \'New Place\'.
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to help, support and guide you on your journey through the development of a safe emotionally containing peace where you integrate the difficulties which come around in your life and ensure we maximise your true potential.
While we can\'t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to ensure the emotional experiences that these can create don\'t come around in your daily life to cause a distress. By doing so we can better understand and resolve challenges in your life e.g. use TF-CBT or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to effectively process traumatic memories within an attachment orientated psychotherapy process (with children and young people I utilise appropriate approaches e.g. play based clinical assessment).
If you\'re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you\'re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Providing individual, couples and family counselling.
Treatment specialization includes:
Psychotherapy for children, young people and adults e.g. attachment, trauma and dissociation
Parenting Support (families, foster carers)
Sexual addiction , compulsivity and other addictions (men and woman)
Expert Witness Work (child abuse and neglect)
Consultancy regards looked after children