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About me

I have over 30 years experience of working with individuals, couples and groups. I also offer training and supervision of psychotherapists and counsellors.
I can work in English, German and Dutch.
My special interest lies in treating trauma, including childhood trauma after any form of abuse. I have extensive experience in working with people with gender identity issues, as well as dilemmas regarding sexual preference. I am interested in life transitions and relationship problems, and personal as well as professional re-orientation of any kind.

Training, qualifications & experience

PhD in Psychology and general and Comparative Physiology, University of Vienna, Austria.
MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Metanoia Institute/ Middlesex University.
Chartered Psychologist (BPS), Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC)
European Certificate of Psychotherapy (EAP)
Certified Transactional Analyst (EATA)
Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (EATA)
Member of the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysts (IARTA)
Member of the Association of Energy Psychologists (ACEP)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

gender dysphoria

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Photos & videos

Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • BUPA

Additional information

£70 for an individual session (50min)
£130 for couples (90 min)
groups - information available upon request

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

after arrangement. Currently only in person on Sandown, otherwise via video link

Further information

I started out as a psychologist and applied myself in research and psychometrics. I retain a keen interest in the neurosciences because of my training in physiology.
I am able to apply cognitive-behavioural methodology in short term, solution-focussed work and work for several agencies which deal with post-traumatic stress symptoms. Further training in energy psychology methods as well as EMDR has enhanced my ability to deal with the debilitating effects of PTSD. I am equally available for long - term, exploratory psychotherapy which focuses on the therapeutic relationship and dealing with existential life issues.

14 Nunwell Street
Sandown
Isle Of Wight
PO36 9DE

27 Henley Road
Southsea
Hampshire
PO4 0HS

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Additional languages

German, Dutch

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
VSee
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I supervise clinically and academically for students on Bachelor and Masters programmes.

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Dr Birgitta Heiller

Dr Birgitta Heiller