I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with 30 years experience as a counsellor in Private Practice, Further Education, and various charities.
I was also a Lecturer in Counselling and Psychology for 15 years.
I offer brief Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as longer term Psychodynamic, Systemic and Existential Psychotherapy.
I work with individuals, couples, families and groups.
Whatever is troubling you I will work with you to find the solution whether you are facing a major loss or trauma, struggling in a relationship, finding your way through a spiritual/emotional crisis or recovering from an addiction.
I will help you to explore and understand your feelings, identify your personal values and goals and achieve the changes that you want to make.
If you are suffering from symptoms that may be stress related I can work with you on ways to reduce and manage the stress and develop a more fulfilling lifestyle.
Please also see my website for further details at www.heathermcintyre.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Counselling Psychology
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per one hour session, which can be weekly or fortnightly or at different times to suit you. I can be flexible about appointments if for example you do shift work or have to travel for your work and be away at times.
I also offer supervision for counsellors and coaching for professionals.