Therapists profile

Gordon McIntosh BSc, PgCert, PGCE, PgDip (Lond) PgDip (Oxon) MA, MBPsS, Reg MBACP, FRSA

I have amassed a 35-year vocation in the fields of mental health care, teaching, and psychotherapeutic work. I hold a Psychology degree from London University, Post Graduate Diplomas from the British Association of Psychotherapists and Oxford University , and an MA in Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Personally, I am a down to earth, open as well as analytically and critically minded, I regard myself as patient, and pragmatic. I am often intense, and focused when it is called for, but can find and express humour, humanity, and a sense of ‘lightness’ in the work too.

The psychological methods that guide my approach are primarily Jungian Psychodynamic, but I incorporate other theoretical orientations as informed by each client’s emergent and subjective self. Since our work is personal in nature it can take place over a short and structured period, or it can be open-ended and exploratory. 

Testimonials from former clients…

“Anyone who has Gordon as their psychotherapist needs to count themselves as very fortunate. With highly intelligent and agile mind and vast experience, he guided me to reconsider how I view many aspects of my life.  I consider his passion for his work incredibly important: he is constantly training, researching all aspects of CPD and new fields. 

I thought that unhappiness was simply something normal to live with every day.  Over the time I saw Gordon, I learned that it isn’t. “. 

N.L

“Gordon is an excellent psychotherapist. He helped me immeasurably over some tough times with workplace bullying and the stress of starting new jobs. He’s a skilled listener and remembers details week-to-week which really fosters trust and respect. I would wholeheartedly recommend his warm approach to family and/or friends”. 

M.C

“I found Gordon extremely welcoming, and he made me very comfortable from the start, he is totally non-judgemental and seems quite instinctive in the way that he looks at a given situation from different angles. Interestingly he takes no notes which helps give for a less formal setting, instead relying on his outstanding memory for things that he’s been told weeks previously. “

D.I

“Working with Gordon has been the best investment in myself I could have made. I always thought that I was quite a self-aware person, but he made connections that I simply hadn’t been able to see before and helped me see things from a fresh perspective. His thoughtful analysis has helped me overcome a very tough period of my life. The biggest surprise has been seeing how the changes I have made, have had such a positive effect on those closet to me as well. I will be forever grateful for Gordon’s help”.

J.M

“I attended therapy sessions with Gordon when I needed to work through some childhood issues in the lead up to adopting. The sessions were invaluable to me at that time, and I still think of some of our discussions when I am tackling various parenting issues. I found Gordon to be a great listener and he helped me look at issues from different angles. I have often said that if I hadn’t had the therapy sessions with Gordon before adopting, I might not be so mentally robust when dealing with the challenges that I face as a parent of a traumatised child.

J.B

“Further to having contacted Gordon to discuss whether therapy would be of use for a personal issue, I decided to arrange a consultation. The consultation proved very helpful, and I subsequently returned numerous times. I found Gordon to be of great help for both understanding and providing very useful counsel. I would not hesitate to recommend Gordon to anyone requiring therapy services.”

M.F

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