Stefan is a clinical psychologist who strives to be compassionate, sensitive, and flexible in his approach, responding to the needs of the children, parents, adults, or families that he supports. Stefan greatly values all opportunities to work alongside and support families and young people in their therapeutic journeys towards change. Stefan views each person and family he works with as unique and strives to maintain a person-centred or family-centred approach, tailoring the support he offers to unique needs and circumstances. He appreciates collaborative, integrative and strength-based approaches.
Stefan has been working with adults, children, young people, and families in numerous contexts since 2007, and he qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2012. He has a Bachelor of Science (BSc Honours) Degree in Forensic Psychology, a Master of Science (MSc Honours) Degree in Applied Psychology, and a Practitioner Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psy) and he is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. He has worked across London, Kent and Buckinghamshire in NHS and Local Authority settings inclusive of CAMHS, Adult Mental Health settings, Social Care, Inpatient and hospital settings, court settings and in private practice. He greatly values opportunities to work with diversity of all kinds.
Stefan conducts specialist psychological assessments and therapeutic interventions with children, parents, adults, and families for the purpose of understanding and supporting development and needs, psychological wellbeing, relationships, and mental health concerns. As a Clinical Psychologist, he has had opportunities to train in and use a number of therapeutic models. This means he can work specifically with one therapeutic model or integrate techniques from different models too. This really helps him focus on what works best for each of his clients without being too restricted in his practise, because he feels all clients are different and have different needs and preferences. He values this flexibility in his work, as it offers different lenses to understand a problem and how to overcome it. He uses Trauma-focused approaches, narrative approaches, Cognitive, Behavioural or Schema approaches, Mentalisation-based approaches, and Attachment focused approaches (such as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and therapeutic Life Story work) in his work.
His focus in therapy is always to understand and support positive and adaptive changes where possible or consider a way forward. He is trained to assess and work with developmental conditions such as autism and ADHD, and attachment-related difficulties (which includes post adoption support). He has a broad range of experience working with mental health difficulties such as trauma (incident specific trauma, development trauma, or complex trauma), anxiety, behavioural concerns, panic, depression, OCD, identity and sexuality aspects, peer relationship concerns, self-harm, self-esteem, adjustment concerns, cognitive assessments and neurodiversity or all kinds, relationship difficulties, and family-functioning difficulties.
Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Practitioner Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist.
Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
Master of Science (MSc, Hons) in Applied Psychology
Bachelor of Science (BSc, Hons) in Forensic Psychology