Rob Finley UKCP (reg) MBACP (accred)
I have practised counselling and psychotherapy for 18 years. I use a mixture of approaches in therapy. My role involves two parts; one as an observer, employing skills and 'techniques' to problem-solve; the other is as a participant, where two people engage with each other in the therapy room.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Further training in Psychoanalysis
- Supervision Diploma
- Diploma Transactional Analysis
- Two counselling certificates (level two)
I am a UKCP accredited humanistic psychotherapist. I have been running my own London-based private practice for 15 years working with a wide range of issues. I supervise other therapists. Prior to this I have many years experience working in the public sector; counselling for bereavement in a hospice; as an NHS drug counsellor; as a counsellor in eating disorder/survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Work/life balance
- Family issues
- Self-destructive behaviour
- Sexual addiction
- Lack of direction, not knowing what you want.
Working across several styles, I use a creative and practical approach for meaningful, lasting change in the way you care for yourself, your self-respect and in your personal strengths.
With many issues that involve 'learnt patterns' or 'self-defeating behaviours', sometimes being understood and supported is not enough and we need something more. Challenging the beliefs that underlie problems or 'symptoms' can facilitate effective change.