Stephen Radley qualified as an art psychotherapist in 1996 and has since obtained a Master of Science in Counselling Psychology. He has trained in Mentalisation Based Therapy at the Anna Freud Centre in London. He has certificates in infant observation, foundations of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and clinical supervision from the British Psychotherapy Foundation. He is a member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association and British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and adheres to their professional code of ethics.
Stephen has worked with many people challenged with depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties, bereavement, trauma and abuse, substance misuse and adjustment to disability. He has worked in private practice in London and Vancouver. He ran an Art Therapy programme at a specialist eating disorder unit for adolescents, provided CBT for clients with post-traumatic stress disorder for medico-legal organisations, and MBT at a psychotherapy service in the NHS. He has worked with clients at Recognition Health, a leading centre for the treatment of cognitive disorders.
Stephen’s approach to long term therapy is informed by psychodynamic theory. The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of his work. It is a source of collaboration, deep respect, empathy, and curiosity. Stephen aims to help clients to work through repeated patterns of difficulty for more authentic, meaningful, and fulfilling lives. For more information, please refer to his website, www.westlakearttherapy.com.