Brett Garcia

Integrative/Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Brett currently works as a Mental Health Clinician for a CAMHS service, in a specialist team for learning and physical disabilities. He has worked on the diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD. His clinical practice includes working with adults, families, couples, children and adolescents in relation to behaviour difficulties, family complexity, emotional difficulties, trauma, anxiety and depression.

 

Brett has worked in Social Care, Education and Health since 1995, in a wide range of frontline teams dealing with safeguarding, risk, child protection, and with children, adolescents and adults with disabilities in hospital settings.

 

He has additional specialist training in working with families who have experienced domestic violence and ran a group for children/adolescents following a specific treatment programme for trauma after having witnessed domestic violence. 

 

To enhance his professional development, Brett trained as an Integrative/Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, qualifying in 2014. He is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Brett's clinical training included working with psychosis, forensic therapy, trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, families, and disabilities.

 

Brett has specialist skills in a number of therapeutic approaches including psychodynamic, existential, gestalt, transactional analysis, person-centred, and systemic psychotherapy. In specific cases he will also integrate CBT approaches into his therapy.

 

Brett provides additional specialism in sleep difficulties effected by disabilities, and how psychology approaches can improve the quality of sleep.

 

Brett is extremely enthusiastic about providing psychological treatment, support and intervention to people with mental health difficulties and challenges and has a zest for undertaking research that will lead to professional improvements, in a rapidly evolving mental health landscape.

 

As a member of the Board of Trustees of Mind in Croydon, Brett is able to contribute his clinical knowledge and expertise to the charity’s work with people experiencing mental health difficulties and supports other Mind projects in a voluntary capacity.

 

Brett is a passionate speaker at events and conferences on mental health and its impact on our society.

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