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  • About Us FAQ
  • What types of clients do you help?

    The types of clients I will see will be those who are seeking help around addictions, trauma, anxiety and depression.

  • Can you please outline your approach?

    I like to see people as individuals and rather than trying to get people to fit to a particular model. One of the things that I do from the very onset is to sit down with people in a collaborative way, try to understand the impact. What it is they are trying to achieve, and then together, we map out some clear goals and practical strategies for achieving that. As part of that we also look at how we are going to measure that success. What will it look like, are there any diagnostics that would apply to that? And so it means that we are always able to stay on track and to review and to redevelop if we need to as we go through.

  • How do you select your therapists 2?

    At Pinnacle Therapy, I take a personal interest in actively selecting the therapist that we allow to work with our clients. All of our therapists have been trained to a higher level, and continue to receive supervision and continue in professional development as part of their work with Pinnacle Therapy.

  • How do you select your therapists?

    As the founder of Pinnacle, I take great pride in the level of service that we offer to clients. And so I take a personal interest in the people that we select to work with us and work with our clients. All of our therapists are highly skilled and highly trained, and all of them have been through a rigorous selection process and continual professional development. All of our services are reviewed, all of our therapists are reviewed to make sure that you receive the right products and the right services for you.

  • Introduction: Alexandra Chrysagi

    My name is Alexandra Chrysagi, I'm a principal psychologist, a counselling psychologist and trauma specialist. The last eight years of my clinical career I worked mostly with trauma cases, such as childhood trauma survivors and adult survivors of sexual and physical abuse. In the clinical work, mostly with people who have experienced or witnessed trauma, when we say trauma it can be from physical sexual abuse to like, it can be a road traffic accident or a disaster that have witnessed in their lives.

  • Introduction: Lisa Cross

    My name's Lisa and I work for Pinnacle Therapy. I do CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a lot for them, which is very short-term focused. I also work for the City of London Police doing trauma work, and I've got a lot of experience in longer term therapy. And, I guess, I do tend to see a lot of women as part of my client group.

  • Introduction: Pinnacle Therapy

    Welcome. My name is Richard Reid and I'm the founder of Pinnacle Therapy. We've created a range of videos that cover some of the common questions that people ask us when they come for therapy. And these include questions on things like phobias, anxiety, even things like charisma. Click on the link below to see some of these questions for yourself.

  • Introduction: Richard Reid

    Hi, my name is Richard Reid and I'm the founder of Pinnacle Therapy. And we've put together a range of videos to cover most of the common questions that our clients like to ask us. So please click below to find out more.

  • Introduction: Victoria Coles

    Hello. My name's Victoria. I'm the associate here at Pinnacle. I'm the qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. And the client group that I mainly work with are young people and that's generally people between the ages of 13 upwards.

  • What is different about Pinnacle?

    At Pinnacle we offer more than just conventional therapy. It's really about maximising your life opportunities and although it's often important to touch on the past as part of that process, we like to take people as they are now and to look at where it is they want to get to and look at the practical measurable steps that help you to achieve that.

  • What is your approach?

    So if they're quite kinaesthetic or if they're quite sort of visual in terms of the way that they see things or they describe their life experiences. So you talk about a reality tunnel. The way in which we live and what our tunnel looks like to us. I will try and emulate that as best as I can as a therapist.

  • What is your ethos?

    I offer a range of different things to people and they're very diverse but the thing that links them all together for me is this idea of making psychology relevant and accessible to a broad range of people. And I think for so often a society, we've seem these being the realms of either the privileged or the people with extreme issues. And whilst that can be applicable it also is entirely relevant for any of us whether we have an issue, or whether we're looking for some self-improvement or development.

  • What is your USP?

    My approach is based upon all the learnings and understanding of psychology, but it's presented in the language of the audience that I work with. It's very down-to-earth, it's very practical, and hopefully dismisses many of the myths that we associate with the realms of psychology.

  • What services do you offer?

    The core areas of what I do include one-to-one therapy, providing speaking slots for organisations and events. I also offer consultancy to businesses and specialised coaching around certain areas such as charisma and psychological resilience. Besides all of that, I've done a considerable amount of work in the media, so that includes television programmes, commentary, newspapers articles and interviews, and I've also produced several books as well.

  • What sets you apart from most clinics?

    For me, therapy is more than just dealing with problems. Historically, the conception has been that it's about pathology, it's about illness. But actually, it's about more than that, it's about being the best version of yourself. And for me, that's really at the heart of all this. How can I help people to maximise their life opportunities?

  • What tools do you use to help people manage their condition?

    Specific forms that are used by a lot of therapists, including a cognitive hypnotherapist, which will start by asking a series of questions to assess where people might be either in respect to their anxiety, if they're coming to see you in respect to anxiety, or depression, and there's another scale, diagnostic tool, around wellness, as well. So, we will use those forms to help people see for themselves, once you have things written down, it's much easier to gauge progress and measurement. So, throughout, at the end of the sessions as well, we'll revisit those particular diagnostic tools to see how people have improved.

  • What types of patients are you able to help the most?

    Being susceptible, and suggestibility, is pretty important, especially when you're using hypnosis as a mechanism or a means of intervention. The more skeptical you are, or anyone is going to be, the less likely they're going to see any kind of improvement, and that kind of applies to anything in life, anyway. The more open you are to the interventions, the more likelihood of attaining what it is that you wish to attain from the outset. And also, we use charts, measurement scales, as well, in order to assess how people are improving during the course of their therapy sessions, as well.