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Siobhan Quinn

Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Works With Ages 13 and over

Philosophy

From my own life experiences as well as my work, I’ve learned how most of us spend a lot of our time and energy on unjustified worry, shame and self-criticism. I’ve found that usually the most competent and seemingly confident people set themselves unrealistic goals and then berate themselves for not achieving these. I believe that therapy can give people the opportunity to develop a better understanding of these processes and learn how to view themselves and their experiences in a kinder and more helpful way.

Approach

I qualified as a Counselling Psychologist nearly 15 years ago. I’ve primarily worked with people who have had very difficult and traumatic life experiences and are in a lot of emotional pain. Being able to help them to reduce their pain and have happier and more fulfilling lives has kept me motivated and passionate about being a therapist. I use an integrative approach which can include; CBT, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and EMDR. I always adapt my approach to the person.

Motivation

I am often the first person with whom my patients share significant and intimate thoughts and memories; I never take that privileged position for granted nor the opportunity to help someone to feel better about themselves and discover a more fulfilling life. One of my colleagues once described me as natural psychologist; I guess she was alluding to the fact that I feel at ease being a therapist, I can empathise with people’s distress and discomfort but don’t feel overwhelmed by it, I can understand their problem and know how to help, it has always just felt like what I should be doing.

About me

I grew up in Ireland but moved to England as an adult. I am very active and love most sports. I started windsurfing a few years ago which I really enjoy, although still have a lot to learn!

More recently, I have become a foster carer. This has been incredibly challenging but amazing and has really helped me to better understand and relate to young people as well as some of the challenges for parents.

Recent Testimonials

“Therapy has improved my life in a big way. It has enabled me to think and act positively, and cope with every day stress and anxiety. As a direct result of the tools I have gained, I am a much happier person. I cannot recommend Dr Gray highly enough, and would encourage anyone who is struggling to give therapy a go”.

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We can help anyone experiencing all types of mental health problems including addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, relationship problems, stress and other distressing emotional problems.

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