Justin Havens

Psychological TherapistFdA BA BEng MSc MBACP (acr) 07976 724181

Justin is a psychological therapist, dedicated in relieving psychological distress, such as stress, depression or anxiety, as well as behaviours such as addictions, compulsions or relationship and sleep issues. After a career initially in the military, Justin also has a particular interest in treating veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

After a career firstly in the military and then in commerce, Justin retrained in a field where his sole aim is to relieve psychological distress in others. This distress can take many forms, and usually manifests itself as stress, depression or anxiety and problem behaviours such as addictions, compulsions or relationship and sleep issues. Identifying, understanding and treating the root causes of these symptoms can lead to personal change that is transformational and long lasting. He works as an integrative therapist, which means that he draws on approaches from a number of traditions, including a powerful and evidence based therapy called Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). This is an internationally approved treatment for all kinds of psychological trauma arising from accidents, assaults and natural disasters, to the traumas that may be experienced in childhood.

Justin has a particular interest in treating veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) arising from military service, as well as nightmares. Nightmares can be very frightening and have a significant impact on sleep quality and overall functioning. They can also be repetitive and linked to traumatic or adverse life events from the past. The good news is that there is a very effective technique that you can learn that will permanently stop your old nightmares, and provide you with the tools to deal with any future ones. This skill can be taught in a single 50-minute session, and then you can implement the idea immediately to stop your nightmares.

Justin works in an empathic and non-judgemental way with clients, in order to facilitate a process of healing and change.

Justin is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).