Dr Brian Murray
Chartered Practitioner Psychologist
Your well-being is my ultimate concern. Since 2013, I have provided clients in the London area a wide range of psychological services to suit their needs.
I feel the relationship between the client and the therapist is vitally important in creating a therapeutic alliance. By using this interaction to refer to past, present ways of relating to others (and to parts of ourselves), I believe we can explore and work through a variety of problems. I don't think it's important for someone to understand this type of terminology, instead I would offer the opportunity for you to trust your instincts and see if my way of working fits with you, at this point in time.
Take a look at the services I offer, and get in touch with me today.
Short or long term therapeutic work
I work mainly within what is known as an 'integrative' style, drawing from time-limited and longer term 'processing therapy' models.
Common approaches I am able to provide:
Compassion Focussed Therapy
Skills from DBT
Unpacking common patterns to create new alternatives.
We all have have our 'common dances' in any type of relationship. In this type of work, we would establish the goal of the therapy and attempt to become clear on where things go well, and keep that going, and test out where things go wrong.
Sometimes a break is required to test out new ways of interacting, so that together we can establish a new way of relating.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) :Registered Practitioner Psychologist - Counselling Psychologist
British Psychology Society (BPS): Chartered Counselling Psychologist
BSc (Hons) Psychology from University of Hull
MSc Developmental Psychopathology from Durham University
DPsych Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from City University London
PG Dip Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy (Distinction) from University College London
I have worked within mental health settings for over 10 years. The settings range from the NHS, though to private sector settings in Harley Street and University Student Psychology Services, and the Third Sector.
As well as the individual, couples and family therapy roles, I have also been able to provide consultation, and staff training.
Outside of my therapeutic role, I currently lecture for a MRCPsych course, which is for trainee psychiatrists, based in London and also on Psychology Doctorate courses.
My main current role is as a Lead Psychologist and Borough Lead Therapist within the an NHS CAMHS service in London.