Hello, I'm Dr. Andre Morris. I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist committed to helping people make meaningful changes in their lives through effective psychological therapy. I work with adults, adolescents, parents and families.
I specialise in the treatment of stress, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression, emotion dysregulation and high-conflict relationships. I am trained and experienced in a number of evidence-based therapies, including: Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness-based approaches.
I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I am fully insured to practise and I am DBS-approved.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you reduce distress and manage life's problems by changing the way you think and behave.
It is based on the idea that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours are all interconnected and can trap you in vicious cycles, and so it teaches you the skills to break those cycles.
CBT has an active, practical focus and tends to focus on the here-and-now more than the past.
CBT has been found to be effective for a wide range of problems and is recommended by the NHS for many mental health difficulties.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) helps people to create a rich, full and meaningful life while effectively handling the pain and distress that life inevitably brings.
It does this by teaching you the skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings in ways that enable you to stop struggling with them and instead get distance and make room for them.
It also helps you to clarify what is most important to you, i.e. your values, and to take action based on them so you can live more effectively and with a deeper sense of fulfilment.
Prolonged Exposure (PE) is an evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. It is a trauma-focused form of cognitive-behaviour therapy that helps you to gradually approach trauma-related memories, emotions, and situations so they no longer have to be avoided and your distress in relation to them can reduce.
For people who have experienced complex, multiple traumas it can be important to work on recovery in stages. Using therapy to help establish a greater sense of safety and increased control over intense and overwhelming emotions is often essential in preparing for an exposure-based trauma therapy like PE.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Parent and Family Therapy
Supervision, Consultation & Training
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has been shown to be effective for people who experience particularly intense and overwhelming emotions, sometimes referred to as emotion dysregulation. Emotion dysregulation is often associated with other problems like intense anger, extreme relationship ups and downs, risky urges, and post-traumatic stress.
DBT can help you to reduce unhelpful behaviours and increase your capacity to manage intense emotions safely and effectively. It places a strong emphasis on teaching you skills for reducing overwhelming emotions and dealing with relationship challenges, as well as more acceptance-based skills for tolerating painful moments and being more mindful.
I have considerable training and experience that helps me to work effectively with young people, parents, families and couples, and all of these therapies can be adapted to support loved ones as well as my primary client.
I have worked with many parents of children with mental health difficulties to support them in managing their stress and developing their understanding of their children's struggles and their own skills for managing stressful family situations effectively.
I take a flexible approach to my work with individuals whereby we are able to thoughtfully include partners and family members in your therapy at times if you feel this could be helpful or necessary.
I am an experienced supervisor and have supported the professional development of many psychologists and other therapists in various settings. I can provide supervision that balances support with the development of therapy-specific competencies and a safe space to reflect upon the emotional impact of therapeutic work.
I have provided consultation to support the setting up of a number of mental health services and I regularly deliver teaching and training to a variety of agencies within and outside of the NHS.