Psycho-Social / Mental Health

Address: London, Fitzrovia
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Integrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling, Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, MSc (with Distinction) in Integrative Psychotherapy, fully accredited UKCP clinical psychotherapist, MBACP counsellor, EMDR level 1-4, Sensorimotor psychotherapy part I
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07931734251

Adam Ficek is a UKCP Accredited Clinical Psychotherapist, MBACP Counsellor and is qualified in EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. He has been involved in the music industry for 25 years as a performing artist and DJ and toured extensively at top level (EMI/Parlophone/Rough Trade) as a solo artist, band member and as a DJ. Following his own therapeutic experience within the music industry and witnessing the struggles (and consequences) of many of his peers, he decided to train as a psychotherapist.

Adam is experienced in both the NHS and private mental health settings. Areas of expertise include Anxiety, Addiction, Depression, Fame and celebrity, Trauma, Relationships, Burnout, Self esteem, Coaching (psychological and performance), substance abuse, touring and performance strategies.

From my unique perspective as both a professional musician and a psychotherapist I am able to draw upon first hand experience in both therapeutic, and performance practice, towards the implementation and management of mental health strategies in the music industry.

Address: Hornchurch, Havering and Leytonstone, Waltham Forest, Essex
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Family Therapy, Group therapy, Individual therapy, Neurodiversity / learning difference or disability, Paediatrics / children, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, East London, South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
MA Dramatherapy, BadTH, HCPC
Mobile:
07731465665

Amy Willshire is a Dramatherapist experienced working with performance professionals including actors, movement practitioners, playwrights and puppeteers. She has personal experience as a director and writer of plays and lighting and sound technician, and is passionate about using the arts to aid healing.

Amy has expertise helping clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, and she can help performers address Roling and Deroling (including the distinction of me and not me). She has worked with adults with addictions and substance dependency, with older adults with dementia and cognitive loss and with clients who have experienced trauma, abuse, trafficking, bereavement, family separation, homelessness, PTSD, and eating disorders.

She works with adults and children, individuals, groups and families, using a range of therapeutic approaches, adapted to meet each client’s needs, with a specific interest in how a deeper understanding of “who am I” can help align thoughts, feelings, actions and sense of purpose. She uses techniques informed by somatic experiencing (how trauma is held in the body) and internal family systems (internal conflicts including self sabotage behaviours).

She is interested in attachment and working with families to strengthen bonds and relationships. This includes families who have suffered a bereavement, families with depression or anxiety, reunited families (e.g. following incarceration or migration), family breakdown, family assessment centres, contact centres, children in care, adopted families

She has experience working affirmingly with LGBT+ clients and with clients from a range of religious and cultural backgrounds.

Address: Belgravia, London
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Individual therapy, Integrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy; BACP membership; The National Counselling Society
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date within the last 12 months

Andrew Kitching is an experienced psychotherapist working from his consulting rooms in Belgravia, London, seeing adult clients from varying backgrounds. He has worked as a musician and promoter, and as a senior executive in newspaper and media organisations, and is familiar working with highly creative individuals and business people alike. This specialist knowledge of the creative and business worlds inform his psychotherapy work as well as his experience helping clients with mid-life/career transition, divorce/separation, drink/drug dependency, boarding school syndrome and the attendant depression, stress and anxiety this can evoke.

The focus of his work is to explore the concerns and issues you may have in a confidential and supportive setting, to help you get a better understanding of what makes you tick, who you want to be and how to express that.

Andrew says: “I have always been interested in the creative process and connection through music. I spent my early life working with musicians, first as a concert promoter and then later as a manager. My career ultimately took a different path into news media but in re-training as a psychotherapist in later life, I find myself working with musicians again, now therapeutically.”

Address: Cardiff
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Performance Psychology, Sports and Exercise Psychology, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
Wales, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BA(Hons) Human Movement Studies, MA(Ed), FRSM
Mobile:
07875 381551

Andy McCann is a Performance Coach who works with performers as well as professionals in sports, business and politics, using applied performance psychology and evidence based resilience focused strategies. He is a Professor of Psychology within the Faculty of Health, Psychology & Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University and has expertise in helping performance professionals manage conditions including performance-related anxiety, perfectionism, stress, sleep disturbance and bruxism. He advises clients about media and social media, resilience, leadership and working with others, managing change and new challenges, roles and environments, work-life balance and clarifying personal values.

Address: East Molesey / Kingston-Upon-Thames
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couples therapy, Family Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Neurodiversity / learning difference or disability, Person Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, TA Transactional Analysis
Regions Covered:
South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
2011 PTLLS City & Guilds, 2011 Level 3 Certificate Counselling Skills, 2015 Level 4 Dip in Therapeutic Counselling, 2016 Certificate of Proficiency BACP
Mobile:
0743 404 6689

Beverley Hills has worked as a therapist with many clients across the arts. A creative with 35 years’ experience working freelance, Beverley is also a careers advisor for Equity and BECTU.

“My background is in the creative arena of film, stage and TV, this means I have a wealth of experience to do with anxiety, panic attacks, rejection, fear as well as bereavement, family, relationships, sexual issues, addiction and more. I also counsel couples and troubled teens. My diverse career means I’ve a wider than average skillset for you to call upon. Trained in many different theories, I believe one type doesn’t fit all because isn’t every person different? As a counsellor of colour I find Black, Asian and minority ethnic clients relate closely to me. I also work with transitioning and LGBTQ+ clients. A member of the BACP, I work within their ethical framework; confidentiality is assured at all times”.