Andrew Sutton MA Psych. Adv. Dip. UKCP(reg)
I am an experienced therapist offering counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, on an open-ended basis.
I take an integrative approach to therapy. This means that I explore the relationship between thoughts, feelings and physical experience, focusing particularly on the links between the past and the present.
Painful or difficult feelings, repeated patterns of behaviour or troubled relationships will often have their origins in past experiences, but it is sometimes difficult to make the connection or to understand why these difficulties continue to affect our lives.
In our work together, whether you undertake individual or couples counselling you will develop a deeper understanding of how your past relationships and experiences continue to influence and affect you. This understanding can help in processing thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours, enabling you to make positive and lasting change.
As your therapist I will provide a safe and confidential space where I will help you to explore what is troubling you. You will not be criticised, dismissed or judged as we work towards greater insight, understanding and peace of mind.
My North London practice is based in Hampstead/Swiss Cottage, directly across from Finchley Road tube.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor, with an Advanced Diploma and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy. I am professionally registered and accredited as a psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with the UKCP, and am a member of the BACP.
I am Head of Course on the MA in Advanced Clinical Practice (for qualified and experienced therapists wishing to attain Masters level qualification), at The Minster Centre.
I am a lecturer, tutor and supervisor of 3rd year students at The Minster Centre Integrative Psychotherapy training. MA/PG Diploma at The Minster Centre Integrative Psychotherapy Training.
I am a UKCP Registered Supervisor and Training Supervisor. I offer private supervision for individuals and small groups, about which more information can be found on my 'Supervision' profile.
In addition to private practice I have worked as a therapist in various NHS outpatients settings, including GP surgeries and specialist hospital psychotherapy services.
As well as my training as a psychotherapist, I have worked for many years in various mental health settings, so I am very experienced in working with people who are in emotional crisis or who are living with a mental health condition.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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I can offer appointments during or outside of office hours during weekdays.