Phillip Whittington, Scarborough Based Counsellor & Trauma/PTSD Therapist
47 Hibernia Street
01723 379480 / 07837227921
My name is Phillip Whittington and I am an experienced UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a member of the BACP who works from home in Scarborough. I am also a supervisor in training and I currently have places available for low cost clinical supervision in the Scarborough area.
Why you may be considering therapy
People generally come to me if they are experiencing problems in the areas of love, health, work or play. The working through of these issues often reduces symptoms and enables people to live fuller lives. Other reasons for entering into therapy could be that the individual has suffered a traumatic experience or some sort of abuse at some point in their life.
Examples of this could be
- That they have been a victim of abuse (physical, emotional or sexual)
- That they have been involved in some sort of traumatic or life threatening incident
- That they have spent a prolonged period of time in a stressful or dangerous environment
- That they have been involved in active military service or been in close contact with others who have
What does a counsellor do?
Counsellors help people to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to their experiences. This allows their clients to reflect on what is happening to them and consider alternative ways of doing things. Working in a confidential setting, counsellors listen attentively to their clients and offer them the time, empathy and respect they need to express their feelings and perhaps understand themselves from a different perspective. The aim is to reduce their confusion and enable them to cope with challenges, or to make positive changes in their life where necessary.
In addition to the above, Psychotherapeutic Counsellors such as myself often assist the client with the analysis of complex processes and problems that contribute to a reduced level of well-being. The processes involved could be related to childhood experiences or as a result of trauma or abuse. The therapeutic relationship that develops between a therapist and client offers a unique and confidential environment in which these complex processes can be safely approached.
In relation to trauma relief and PTSD I also offer EMDR therapy as a method of approaching and resolving these difficult feelings and experiences.
For a detailed description of the Relationship and Couples Therapy that I offer please click the link at the top of the page to visit my main website at phillscarboroughtherapy.com
Should you wish to understand a little more about how I work, or indeed what counselling is all about please contact me to arrange a free 30 minute consultation that may help you to decide whether counselling is suitable for your needs at the moment. Where we go from there is entirely your choice, and you are not in any way obliged to continue with the work if you feel that you do not wish to do so.
I am currently undergoing training at the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies and working towards attaining the Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
Because I am in training and working towards accreditation I can offer low cost supervision (£20 per hour) in the Scarborough area. Feel free to contact me to discuss this further or if you would like to meet for a free introduction in which your needs and expectations from supervision can be discussed. I have group or individual supervision slots available.
My practice offers
- Short or long term individual therapy
- A confidential service
- A free 30 minute get to know you session
- A Practitioner experienced in working with both male and female clients
- Relationship Therapy / Couples work (Generally 6 – 8 sessions)
- Brief and Focal therapy (Generally 6-8 sessions)
- Employee Assistance Programs
- PTSD/Trauma work
- Group Therapy (Length is dependent upon group focus)
- A sliding scale payment system that ensures affordable therapy for people from all walks of life
Other areas in which I work
- Life Coaching
Training, qualifications & experience
My name is Phillip Whittington and I am a fully Accredited UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a member of BACP for which I hold the certificate of profiency..
I received my training at the Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute (SCPTI) and I abide by the code of ethics set down by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Clinical Supervision - I am currently undergoing training at the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies and working towards attaining the Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision. I can offer reduced priced supervision during this process.
I have also gained additional specific training in the following areas:
Advanced Diploma in Relational Centred Counselling
Advanced Level 4 Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (S.A.C. Level 3 Diploma in PTSD)
Working with victims of Sexual/Physical Abuse
Eating Disorders (S.A.C. Level 3 Diploma in Eating Disorders)
Working relationally in short term and brief and focal therapy.
Solution focused therapy
EMDR Therapy - I am qualified to practice EMDR and adhere to the code of ethics set down by EMDR UK & Ireland
How I work
I work relationally with clients using an integrative approach that utilises the most productive elements of many of the popular types of therapy used today. Primarily I use both the Gestalt and TA models of therapy in a relational setting as I find them to be the most productive.
Areas of experience
I have had experience of treating a wide variety of conditions, and also specific training in many areas of psychotherapy. These include...
General counselling - Trauma counselling - depression counselling - anger management counselling - divorce and relationship counselling - addiction counselling - destructive behaviour counselling - panic attack counselling - anxiety counselling - phobia counselling - obsessive compulsive disorder counselling - sexuality counselling - retirement counselling - bullying counselling - accident and personal injury counselling - infertility counselling - bereavement counselling - eating disorders counselling - weight problem counselling - post natal depression counselling - low self esteem counselling - stress counselling - self harm counselling - post natal depression counselling - unresolved childhood issues - menopause counselling - mid life counselling.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Understanding relationship dynamics
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
I currently charge £30 per hour for individual therapy and £45 per hour for couples work (see below for price concessions).
In the current climate where NHS waiting lists are choc a block, many who could possibly benefit from some sort of therapy are simply not getting their needs met soon enough by the system.
Any type of private therapy of course can be a costly commitment and another outgoing at this moment may be a frightening thought.
To assist with this I use a sliding scale payment system, which enables price concessions for those on a low income, armed forces personnel, disability, pension etc. Please contact me to discuss this further. This also applies for those wishing to make the commitment to enter long-term therapy or for trainee therapists who have to be in therapy for the duration of their training.
Sometimes it can be much more cost effective to join a therapy group. So if you are interested in doing some work in this area please drop me a line
If you are a trainee or a qualified therapist wishing to expand your knowledge and experience of a particular element of counselling theory we offer short training sessions that may be of assistance to you.
This training is for both groups and individuals and will often be facilitated by two UKCP Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellors.
Courses currently available
Empathy and the therapeutic relationship
Understanding Projection/Projective Identification
Understanding Personality Styles
Understanding Relationship Dynamics
Relational approaches to short-term therapy
Currently offering training in Scarborough & Huddersfield
CPD Certificate awarded for the attendance of all training
Please contact myself (07837227921) Carol I'Anson (07775801487) or Anne Graham (Huddersfield/Dewsbury Training 07776140616) for details
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have slots available between 8am - 7pm Monday - Friday. I try to be available in case of emergency on a weekend whenever possible.
Types of client
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Supervision & training
My name is Phill Whittington and I am currently undergoing training at the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies and working towards attaining the Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision.View supervision profile