Rob Stuart is a psychodynamic counsellor. He trained at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he received an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology from the Open University and a BA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of East Anglia.
Rob started his counselling career at a prestigious NHS psychotherapy service in Westminster. He spent five years working alongside some of the best minds in contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy, under the close supervision of a consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy.
Rob has worked in several NHS crisis teams in Camden. He spent three years supporting people in acute mental distress, sometimes only hours after a suicide attempt. He has delivered training on suicide awareness and prevention to other mental health professionals on behalf of a prominent UK charity. He has also worked in private health care for five years supporting people with long term mental health concerns.
Rob continues to improve his understanding and knowledge, regularly attending seminars at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, the Tavistock Centre, OPUS (Organisation for Promoting Understanding in Society) and the Birkbeck Counselling Association. He is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Psychoanalytic Council.
His many interests include philosophy, politics, science and nature. He is currently preparing a paper to present to the Birkbeck Counselling Association in March, 2019.