I am a clinical psychologist qualified for over twenty years and have worked in the NHS in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services most of that time.
I work at Brighton Therapy Centre with some adults, children and families for brief or longer-term work, depending on what we agree to focus on.
The therapies I provide are flexible and overlap and are broadly behavioural, cognitive-behavioural, systemic therapy, brief solution-focussed therapy and narrative therapy.
I prefer working in person but I also think that working remotely (Zoom, for instance) has become much more familiar for most of us since 2020. Working over the telephone can also be helpful but with the aim of meeting in person at some stage.
2017 Postgraduate Certificate in Family and Organisational Systems, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
2000 Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of London
1993 BSc (Hons) Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London
British Psychological Society
The Health and Care Professions Council (Registered Practitioner Psychologist)
Health Insurance Provider
Some more background
I have done a lot of joint work in the NHS over many years with psychotherapists, family therapists, psychiatrists, and community psychiatric nurses; my practice has been influenced by several ways of thinking and working.
Some of the difficulties I have worked with include anxieties and panic attacks, depression, body dysmorphia, deliberate self-harm, phobias, obsessional compulsive disorders, problems arising out of autistic spectrum difficulties, anger and mood issues as well as coming to terms with physical illness or diagnosis. I have always had an interest in and curiosity about what makes a good working relationship because with this, lots of doors naturally open which allow for change and personal growth.
I am also involved with supporting the nearby Brighton Table Tennis Club, which places a lot of emphasis on providing a service to the community. I volunteer working there with a group of people through the medium of playing table tennis, this being the only outlet many of them have for regular physical exertion. I am a keen table tennis league player myself and use this to help maintain my own physical health, as well as enjoying myself in the process.
Dr Steve Morris BSc (Hons), D.ClinPsy, PGCert.(Family and Organisational Systems)
Chartered Clinical Psychologist