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Robert DeStefano

Robert DeStefano is a UKCP accredited Consultant Psychotherapist. Robert’s undergraduate degree is in Humanities and Philosophy (Rider, USA). His psychotherapeutic training began with a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from University of Wales College at Newport. He received a Diploma in Clinical Integrative Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute in London, and an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University.

Robert’s clinical experience includes extensive work with Personality Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorder, Adult ADHA, Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Misuse and Addiction (including binge and compulsive eating), Pain Management, Panic Disorder and Phobias. Robert is an experiential practitioner who places prime importance on the Therapeutic Relationship as a means of change and healing.

Robert has worked in a variety of clinical settings, both privately and for the NHS. He lives with his wife and two children in Carmarthenshire.

Robert is a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals and a member of the International Centre for Clinical Excellence

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Jen McKenna

Jen McKenna is a UKCP registered Psychotherapist who trained at Metanoia Institute in London. She practiced psychotherapy within the NHS for several years before establishing a private practice, then joined the Lighthouse clinic in 2016.

With an MSc in Gestalt psychotherapy from Middlesex University she is particularly interested in how experience – traumatic or otherwise – is embodied and utilises a relational approach to bring about change. Jen has considerable experience working with people dealing with a range of issues including: anxiety and depression, bereavement, relationship issues, overcoming trauma, chronic illness, anger management, low self-worth, obsessive compulsive patterns, addictions, problems with food, traversing life-changing decisions such as divorce or career changes, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm.

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Pamela Gaunt

With over 25 years experience, Pamela is UKCP registered, holding an MA and Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling. She trained at Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London, worked in private practice and within the NHS, then moved to West Wales in 1995. She has experience with individuals, couples and groups within  care organisations in the voluntary sector, such as MIND in Carmarthen and Swansea Women’s Centre.She is also a trainer and supervisor.

Pamela sees clients from Carmarthenshire in Newcastle Emlyn.

Pamela has trained over the years within many different models of therapy, and so uses an integrative approach. This means clients  benefit from the strengths of Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transpersonal, Dreamwork etc.Most importantly, though, she creates a safe, confidential space  for assessing and exploring what is creating difficulties- whether on psychological, emotional or spiritual levels.  Pamela offers support to address:

  • Depression, anxiety/ panic/worry/stress
  • Life crisis-change of job, bereavement, and accompanying loss, grief, unsureness of direction and purpose
  • Relationship difficulties (for individuals and couples)
  • Anger (inappropriate, reactive or unexpressed)
  • Loss of self esteem and confidence
  • Distress with food, self harm and addictions
  • Recovery from trauma, abuse/feeling ungrounded/shut down/disconnected
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Dave Wilde

Dave Wilde has recently joined the Lighthouse Clinic team. He has an undergraduate degree in Literature and Philosophy, an MA in International Politics, a PGCE in Further Education and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Practice. Dave has worked as a support worker for homeless people and ex-offenders in the voluntary sector and has provided pastoral support for students in further and higher education in addition to teaching.

Dave works as a person-centred, integrative therapist, which means that he uses techniques from different theories of psychotherapy according to the needs and wishes of the client. However, he is particularly interested in emotion-focused therapy (EFT), an evidence-based practice that has been shown to be particularly effective in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, panic and trauma.

Dave believes the key to his success in supporting people to feel confident and resilient is the strong therapeutic bond he builds with them, which facilitates change and growth.
Dave is an advocate of making therapy as accessible as possible and this is reflected in his charges, which are on a sliding scale of between £30 and £45 per hour. Dave is a registered member of the BACP.

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Annzella Gregg

Annzella is a fully qualified psychotherapist registered with UKCP. She has been practising
psychotherapy for over 20 years.
Her original training was in Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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Since then she has followed her interest in various forms of psychological healing which
includes Jungian dreamwork and Fairytales, Focusing, Meditation and Mindfulness, the
latter being an ongoing personal practice and development.

“As soon as you are true yourself, you will know how to live”. Goethe

Annzella has recently completed training in Internal Family Systems , and assists on their
training programmes and run Introductory workshops on IFS . Bessel Van der Kolk, one of
the world’s leading experts in trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, views IFS as the
best model for working with trauma and complex PTSD. IFS works well with any type of
Mindfulness practice. Mindfulness allows us to survey our inner landscape with compassion
and curiosity and can actively help us to make wise decisions to steer our lives in the right
direction.
IFS helps us to access that wise and knowing self-leadership. Annzella is the
only fully trained IFS practitioner in Wales. IFS is an effective and practical way to treat
trauma and is one of the fastest growing therapeutic models in the field today.
When we think about a traumatic experience our physical and emotional reactions are often
overwhelming. This can make it difficult to treat when using therapies that rely solely on
talking. Trauma affects not just our thinking and emotions but also our bodies.
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For more information on IFS see:
Annzella also works with couples and offers supervision and training and will work via
Skype or zoom. Annzella has her own website: www.annzellagreggpsychotherapy.co.uk.

Psychiatric Services

Lighthouse Clinic works with Consultant Psychiatrist Stephen Davies for any who require psychiatric reviews and assessments.

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