About Rodney and Phocus

Academic Qualifications:
  • MSc in the Clinical and Public Health Aspects of Addiction, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  • MSc in Psychoanalytic Theory, University College London
  • Pg dip in Group Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths College
  • MBA in Finance and International Business, Columbia University
  • BSc in Economics, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Training:
  • St. Thomas’ Hospital London
  • Drug and Alcohol Foundation, Westminster

Rodney is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and is a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals.

My Approach

At the core of my modern approach to psychotherapy is the concept of well-being through relationship – the relationships we have with ourselves, with our partners and friends, and with the figures in our lives that have been formative in our personalities and characters. Of the three, the first is quite often the most important.

Many clients are surprised to rediscover themselves as they survey the views they hold about who they are and re-consider the responses and views held by others about them. Unchallenged assumptions give way to actual experience and a new self begins to emerge in the process.

Some clients are at a moment of great personal difficulty when they begin therapy. Others feel generally ‘OK’ but lack focus and clarity. Life passes without the ability to form personal goals or to gather the internal resources needed to attain them. Psychotherapy provides a way to challenge the status quo of your life – whatever it is – and to re-orientate it in a new direction.
To work, the process requires a commitment to attend regular sessions over an extended period (which will vary by client). In exchange for that commitment, you gain your own space within which to explore and to create who you wish to be.