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Anthony  Larkin

Anthony  Larkin

Psychotherapist in Crawley

My passion is for people to reach their full potential. Experience has found that individuals are often locked for years in a cycle of destructive thoughts and actions. What gives me the utmost satisfaction is seeing the client freed from these cycles and fully able to have a full life. As the great man Thomas Dreier once said “If ever we are to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year... Today should always be the most wonderful day”. I believe this to be true, helping people live for today is what started me on my journey to become a counsellor/psychotherapist. I work to enhance and expand people’s ability to experience a deeper connection with themselves and others. Connection is the key to physical, mental, and broader well-being, throughout therapy and counselling, I help people with the desire to choose to close the gap between themselves and where they are right now and where they want to be.
I have spent my professional life learning and searching for the root causes of human suffering and the issues that bring people into counselling and therapy, as well as the most effective and efficient ways to help them. To this end, I use proven treatment modalities as well as the latest research on cutting edge techniques.
I believe there is no such thing as a normal problem or issue. I believe that each individual holds within them selves, a uniquely different life experience. That is why is, for me, connection with the client is paramount.

Background & Qualifications

BA honors (counselling) University of Greenwich London
Foundation Degree (Humanistic Counselling) University of Greenwich London
NCFE level I Certificate in interpersonal skills.
NCFE level II Certificate in counselling skills.
NCFE level III Certificate in counselling skills and theory

My Specialisms

My experience includes working with individuals, couples, families. I have had the privilege to work with clients through a range of issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D) ,substance misuse, men’s issues, compulsive gambling, anger management, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (O.C.D) and terminal illness, bereavement, long-term disability and issues relating to the older population. I have worked together with clients on issues such as self-esteem and low self-confidence, and clients with child related issues. I have in the past worked with clients which have HIV/AIDS and other medical problems, and clients which has suffered from emotional abuse, self harm, work-related issues, I have, additionally, performed crisis intervention when needed. Regardless of what you would like to work on, I will be committed to helping you reach your goals.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

You don’t have to go it alone......... you’re probably here because you are hurting or looking for a resolution to life issues .Together we can sort through what is getting in the way of you having a fully productive and happy life. I will give you all the information, tools and assistance you need to find relief from your pain and a solution to your difficulties.
Often, people feel overwhelmed when they don’t have a full awareness of how they continue to repeat patterns learnt earlier in life.
In our work together we can enhance your moment by moment awareness, decreasing that sense of being overwhelmed by life, increasing your ability to make changes that you want to make. The hardest step is committing to start. Taking a new look at issues in your life is sometimes a daunting task. Beginning therapy can be a great first step towards your process of change. My approach is Humanistic, as I believe that you as an individual have all the resources you need for life that in discovering these inner resources is the key to a more contented well being.
The underlying roots to life circumstances are essential to the process of change. Towards this end, I will help you identify and change problematic patterns in your life.
In also understanding that some problems do not require looking into one's past and are more about here-and-now life circumstances, I work hard to distinguish between different types of concerns in thinking about each individual's therapeutic needs.
The most important ingredient of successful therapy is a therapeutic relationship. My style is to engage, challenge, support and motivate.
I bring to my practice a passion for helping individuals, couples and families to help them understand there strengths. Experience has found that through counselling people often find a lost sense of self which may have been mislaid on life’s journey.
I believe, through the therapeutic process, that individuals learn to embrace their true potential and find meaning and harmony in their world. In my practice I provide compassionate, positive, and ethical Counselling while creating a non-judgmental, safe environment.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person £50 per 50 minutes
Counselling In Person £50 per 50 minutes
EMDR In Person Please Call

Additional Rate Information

my current right for couples therapy is £60 per 50. minute session