Our Team



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


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.


Julian Jeremy

Julian is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Clinical Psychologist, a Counselling Psychologist and an Educational psychologist.
Julian has extensive experience of working as a psychologist, in both Local Authority and NHS settings, and has spent the last 15 years as a Psychologist within Specialist CAMHS, as a Consultant Psychologist, Joint Head of Specialty and latterly as Head of Psychological Therapies. Prior to joining the NHS he has worked as an Educational Psychologist, a Behaviour Support Specialist Teacher, a Special Needs Secondary School Teacher and a Primary School Teacher. He has recently left the NHS to establish a private practice and has established the company ‘Psychology for All Ltd’.

The broad range of clinical competencies that Julian has means that he can work with individuals, from the very young to the more senior, with couples and whole families, and with difficulties ranging from learning and developmental problems (such as ASD and ADHD) to significant mental-health difficulties (such as anxiety, OCD, depression, PTSD).

The psychological therapy that Julian provides could be described as Cognitive Constructivism and has been influenced by several approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Personal Construct Psychotherapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Humanistic/Integrative Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.


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 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

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.

Psychiatric Services

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

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