Counselling Psychologist in doctoral Training
Tyler Clarke is a Counselling Psychologist in training with previous training in CBT and humanistic counselling. He practises in a Person-Centred approach where change and transformation can occur through a trusting therapeutic alliance which encourages a collaborative space for both client and therapist to work with an individual’s unique aims and concerns for a more enriched life.
The person-centred approach believes that with the right conditions, a person can reach their full potential and become their true self. To facilitate this the therapist provides a safe environment through unconditional positive regard, congruence/genuineness, and empathic understanding. The relationship and rapport between the client and therapist are very important, and in many respects reflect Irvin Yalom’s quote “it’s the relationship that heals” (Love’s Executioner), which highlights the centrality of communication and exploration to facilitate the self-healing process leading to self-actualisation.
Prior to starting a career in psychology, Tyler worked as a professional opera singer performing principal roles throughout Europe at venues such as: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, Teatro Real, Madrid, and Opera de Lyon. Through his work as a performer, Tyler has a unique perspective of stress management in highly stressful situations alongside the need for a solid mental health foundation to cope with the rigours of life. In addition to working as a performer, Tyler has worked as a Mental Health Support Practitioner for adults with mental health issues in both a community and psychiatric setting where much of the focus has been on goal setting and realigning negative cognitions to promote positive change and growth.