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. He has done extensive post qualification training in multiple modalities including, but not limited to, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Relationship Counselling using the methods of John Gottman.
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's practice is informed by the very latest research in Psychotherapy Outcomes. He believes that every person is unique and therefore requires a unique approach that best fits.
Robert has worked in a variety of clinical settings, both privately and for the NHS. He lives with his wife in South Wales.
Robert is a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals and a member of the International Centre for Clinical Excellence
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.
Philip is completing a Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (MA equivalent) at the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute. He is a registered trainee member of the UKCP. Most recently he has worked as a bereavement volunteer and as a support worker for vulnerable adults and people with severe learning disabilities. He has a BA in Law and previously worked as a professional photographer and consultant for creative professionals, from graduate to CEO. He also spent a number of years helping long-term unemployed people to achieve their goals.
Philip draws upon his diverse life experience to build relationships with clients from all backgrounds and differing circumstances. His belief is that a positive outcome for every individual can be reached through a bespoke relationship based upon truth and honesty.
Philip has worked with people experiencing life-changing events, depression, trauma, anxiety, bereavement, loss, relational difficulties, identity discomfort, substance issues, and associated thoughts and behaviours.
His rate is £30 per session with concessions available for those in severe need and suffering financial hardship.
Philip's personal website is https://psychotherapy.work
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. 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.
For more information on IFS see: https://www.selfleadership.org
Annzella also works with couples and offers supervision and training and will work via Skype or zoom.
You can visit Annzella's website here: link
Nicola is completing a Post Graduate Advanced Diploma (MA equivalent) with the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute. She is a trainee member of the UKCP. Nicola's educational background has reflected her ongoing interest and curiosity in human psychological development. She holds a BA(Hon) in Early Education and English that led to a variety of teaching roles. After raising her children, Nicola pursued her interests in pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting by becoming a birth support worker (Doula). This work led to a desire to support the psychological demands of parenting which prompted Nicola to train as a psychotherapist.
Nicola has worked with carers through Credu, a charity in Powys. She is also a director for Links, a mental health charity. Her experience at Lighthouse Clinic involves working with those with developmental trauma, eating disorders, self harm, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, and Personality Disorders. She has a strong belief in the power of providing a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship for bringing about positive change. Nicola practices in an Integrative manner. This means that she draws upon a number of psychotherapy models to offer a treatment tailored to the specific needs of her clients. She is informed by research, neuroscience, and personal experience and remains ever aware of the latest developments in the field.
Nicola offers affordable therapy at a rate of £35 per session and offers a sliding scale for those on benefits whenever she is able.
Lighthouse Clinic works with Consultant Psychiatrist Tayyeb Tahir for any who require psychiatric reviews and assessments.