Dr Luke Bannister

Dr Luke Bannister

Psychology 30049053


  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Associate with experience working in the NHS, third sector services and private practice. In my therapy, I aim to provide a space that is empathic, non-judgemental, safe and inclusive. I am straightforward and kind, reflective and down to earth, friendly and engaged.

In therapy, I will work collaboratively with you to explore your current difficulties and help you understand why you might be struggling right now. In this, we will explore your past experiences and flesh out how they may contribute to what you are currently experiencing. We will work to understand the many different aspects of your being including what goes on in your mind, how you feel in your emotions, what you feel in your physical body and how you think about things. I will work with you to develop deep insight about yourself as well as speak pragmatically on what needs to change and how to go about doing that.

I draw from a variety of relational therapeutic approaches with a primary focus on Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Third Wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I believe that our minds and experiences are all unique and individual. As such, I try to flexibly adapt my therapy to match what you personally need in the moment.

I have specific in-depth experience working with anxiety, depression, OCD, low self-esteem, panic, trauma, relationship difficulties, family strain and shame. I additionally have a special interest in working with difficulties surrounding gender identity and sexuality. I work affirmatively with the LGBTQ+ communities and GSRD, as I value the ways in which our diverse experiences can impact our mental health and well-being.

I trained at York St John University in the UK where I achieved a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I am registered with the HCPC.

Areas of interest

LGBTQ+ communities; GSRD (Gender, Sex, & Relationship Diversity); gay men; anxiety; depression; low mood; OCD; low self-esteem; panic; trauma; complex trauma; PTSD; relationship difficulties; family strain; shame; minority stress; eating disorders; burnout; social anxiety; addiction; sex problems, etc.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders

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