Hi, I am Steve Shears and I have been a counsellor/therapist since 1988. Since then I have done a lot of training in psychology and psychological therapies but most of all I aim to create warm and trusting relationships with my clients as that needs to be the foundation on which any therapeutic relationship is built. I negotiate with clients what they want to achive from therapy and how often they need to be seen.

In therapy I draw from a wide range of knowledge about how we understand how people function but mainly my approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which is an evidence-based talking therapy that is recommended by the National Institute For Clinical Excellence (NICE) for a range of mood and anxiety disorders. They also recommend Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma.  However, because of my wide range of training I have found that  
visual-kinesthetic dissociation technique (also known as V-K or rewind technique),which is derived from NLP, an effective treatment for trauma and phobia in adults. For more information about V-K please click here.