Therapist Robert Ormiston Photo

Robert Ormiston, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Unveiling Inner Harmony: My Holistic Therapeutic Approach

As an experienced mental health professional, my therapeutic practice is firmly rooted in humanistic principles. I value the inherent worth and dignity of each person, focusing on delving into subjective experiences and embracing a client-centred philosophy.

Central to my practice is a strong emphasis on empathetic understanding, unconditional positive regard, and authentic interactions. Drawing from my training in Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy, I aim to establish a secure and supportive space where clients feel listened to, validated, and empowered to address their obstacles.

A key aspect of my approach involves exploring the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. Picture your mind as a vibrant community, where different parts interact, sometimes harmoniously, other times in conflict. Each part plays a distinct role and has a voice, akin to characters in a complex story, influencing your thoughts, emotions, and actions. My role is to guide you through this inner world, listening to and comprehending each part, facilitating their journey towards harmony and collaboration.

I am trained and practised in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), a cutting-edge technique that has enabled me to support clients in navigating trauma, anxiety, and related issues. EMDR aids individuals in processing their most challenging experiences, empowering them to lead more fulfilling lives. This therapy triggers the brain's natural healing mechanism through bilateral stimulation, like alternating eye movements, sounds, or taps.

My clinical profile extends to overseeing clinics for an NHS Trust in southeast England, where I formulate and implement treatment plans and care strategies for individuals grappling with mental health issues. Additionally, I am a member of the planning committee of the International Humanities Conference, underscoring my belief in the deep link between mental health and the broader human experience.

Fundamentally, my approach is grounded in tailored care, acknowledging the uniqueness of each person's journey. Through collaboration and empathy, I establish a secure environment for clients to delve into their emotions and obstacles, catalysing enduring positive transformations. With well over 25 years of experience with a commitment to equilibrium, harmony, and well-being, I am dedicated to providing expert assistance as you navigate your path towards recovery, rejuvenation, and healing.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Jealousy, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #399059


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Robert Ormiston. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I’m extremely happy with Robert as my therapist, this is the first time I’ve felt someone understands what need and what I have been through and why I react the way I do, I’m so glad I found him and I’m very confident he will be able to help me.

Written on Jun 11, 2024 after therapy with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This guy is dope.

Written on May 07, 2024 after therapy with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Robert is a wonderful therapist and shows that he really cares and really does listen to what you have to say. He's always on time and always keeps you in the loop if for some reason he can't make it. He's helped me a lot through my traumas and beliefs about myself and really helped my confidence going forward.

Written on Jan 22, 2024 after therapy with Robert for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Like the lovely uncle you never had and open enough to explain something where it is needed and stay silent when that is the best way forward.
Smart as a fox, kind and wise as an old elephant and as strong as a gorilla when you need holding… if anyone can this man can…

Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Robert for 3 months on issues concerning anger management, and career difficulties

Robert is an awesome therapist. It’s been life changing.

Written on Nov 27, 2023 after therapy with Robert for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Robert has been an exceptionally helpful and trusted therapist. I feel as I have grown so much as a person and I’m so much the better for my experience with him. I cannot recommend his services or demeanor, highly enough. He is kind, listens and gives thoughtful feedback, and gives concrete examples of steps to take to work through challenging points. It has been an absolute pleasure for me to spend time with Robert and my only sadness is that my sessions are coming to an end!

Written on Oct 28, 2023 after therapy with Robert for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd