Stephen Hanscomb works with numerous people in the performing arts, including musicians (classical and contemporary), dancers (ballet and contemporary), actors, singers (Opera and pop), as well as theatre production crew, lighting design, costume design and stage management (West End, Regional and International).
“I enjoy working with creative people and can offer a flexible approach to psychotherapy. These creative people have extraordinary pressures on them and often suffer anxiety around performance, ability to maintain standards, earn regular income, maintain personal/sexual relationships, sometimes falling into addictive behaviours and negative thought patterns that affect their self-esteem and sense of self-worth.”
Specialist areas include; sex and compulsivity addiction, recreational drug use and chemsex, alcohol, gambling, male childhood sexual abuse and rape, sexuality and relationships, gender identity, coming out, HIV/AIDS, depression and anxiety. Stephen has worked with gay men who were exposed to the sex industry, pornography and sex work, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.
“I identify as a gay man and have worked extensively within the LGBTQ+ community, and also work with heterosexual people. I worked with a wide variety of issues, with people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, ages, gender and sexual identities. Working holistically with GSRD (Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity) issues allows me to sit alongside people, to listen and actively work to find their authentic true self.”
Stephen is an Integrative Psychotherapist using modalities including Person-Centred, Humanistic Relational, Psychodynamic, CBT, Focusing, Mindfulness and Meditation.