Patrick Belas BSc MSW MA UKCP Registered Family/Systemic Psychotherapist
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I have worked as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) in the NHS for 15 years and as Head of Family Psychotherapy. I hold a BSc in Psychology and MA in Family Psychotherapy
Like those fully qualified and UKCP registered in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy, my general interests concern people's relationship dilemmas or difficulties. Uncovering personal strengths and possible resources around people as well as developing new ways of thinking can be useful to better manage or change these difficulties.
I have spent many years working closely with young people and adults, to better understand together a difficulty and only then to try to help.
Difficulties like anxiety, depression, family or personal relationship problems and longer term traumas such as surviving sexual physical abuse or neglect are areas in which I have substantial expertise and regular in-service training. I have continued to develop special areas of interest. Currently, these include working with families with adult children where there are struggles holding back or damaging healthy relationships. Another area is the parenting relationship when couples with children are considering whether or not to stay together.
I offer therapy to families, couples, parents, friends and individuals depending on what people think might be better for them.
Finally, I provide specialist and qualified professional supervision, group and team consultation and hold a University Post Graduate Qualification in Supervision and Consultation.
I hope this helps you decide which of the registered counsellors or therapists you may consider talking to as a next step.
Although my phone is often diverted to voicemail I listen on weekdays daily and try to respond within 2 working days (as I do my email) so please contact me if you think I could be of further help in your search.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Social Work
MA Degree Family and Systemic Psychotherapy (Tavistock Clinic London)
Post Graduate Qualification in Supervision and Consultation
Trainings and experience covering over 30 years with children, parents and families in NHS and Local Authority specialist teams has helped me develop a high degree of expertise and knowledge.
Close working within NHS multidisciplinary specialist child and adolescent mental health teams including joint leadership of an Eating Disorders Team and working with survivors of abuse/harm have been my primary professional focus over the last few years.
I have recently retired from the NHS but have been providing a small private Psychotherapy service over the last 10 years. This has often included Marital and Parenting work as well as helping with broader relationship difficulties between adult family members or adult friendships.
Professional supervision and consultation has also been a significant part of my private work where other family psychotherapist or counsellors can access specialist help when working with families or other relationship dilemmas.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
£100 for initial appointment
£85 follow ups
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
Are you are a counsellor, psychotherapist or other professional working with families and finding it particularly challenging? This maybe a good moment to consider external support with a registered and qualified specialist Family and Systemic Psychotherapist who has a post graduate qualification in Supervision. .View supervision profile