Following studies in philosophy, sociology and psychology I undertook professional training in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Psychology, which included training in research methodology as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology. I am qualified to doctoral level. I have received additional specialist training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. I have also received training in clinical supervision.
I have several years experience of providing psychological input across a range of care settings within the NHS and a range of contexts outside of the NHS including private practice and consultation, charities, and as a lecturer, tutor and clinical supervisor on the Doctoral training in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Psychology at the University of Surrey. In addition I have provided clinical supervision for trainee psychologists, qualified psychologists, and non-psychology health professionals.
I bring to my work the benefit of having gained significant experience working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course from children to older adults, representing diverse cultures and demographics, and who have presented with a wide range of difficulties. I always strive to maintain the highest quality of work possible and engage in a variety of activities aimed at enhancing my professional development and the insight I can bring.
I am a a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Fletcher, R. (2013) Exploring Bipolar- Practice and Research. In Douglas. B & James. P (eds) Common Presenting Issues in Psychotherapeutic Practice, Sage Publishing: London
Fletcher, R. (2012). Dealing with diagnoses. In Milton. M (ed). Diagnosis and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions to therapeutic practice, PCCS Publishing: Ross-On-Wye
Fletcher, R. (2010). Refusing to bow: A critical examination and critique of the diagnostic category of borderline personality disorder considered from an object relations viewpoint. Counselling Psychology Review. 25(2): 21-27
Fletcher, R and Milton, M. (2010). Have you ever wondered what it might be like to try and cuddle a tiger? An interpretative phenomenological analysis of practitioners’ experience of aggression. Existential Analysis. 21.1: 23-36
Fletcher, R and Milton, M. (2009). Being aggressive: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of kung fu practitioners’ experience of aggression. Existential Analysis. 20.1: 20-34
Fletcher, R and Milton, M. (2007). Being aggressive: An existential-phenomenological critique of the psychological literature on Human Aggression. Existential Analysis. 18.2: 297-314