Alastair Smedley UKCP Accredited. GPTI Member.
I am a Clinical Gestalt Psychotherapist with 10 years experience of working in both private practice and with an EAP organisation and provider of NHS Primary care. I have worked with a broad and diverse range of issues ranging from mild to severe anxiety and depression requiring short and long term interventions, through to in depth Psychotherapy for those with trauma and related histories and developmental difficulties.
I work within Gestalt principles and philosophical ideas, this means working in the here and now and moment to moment with the client, providing a horizontal relationship in which the client can explore, confront and experiment in a safe holding environment.
I offer a relational approach that is genuine, seeking to meet the needs of the client and creatively facilitate self awareness, growth and the choice for change.
I have worked with many areas of client issues including Trauma, Bereavement, Grief and loss, attachment, bullying, sexual identity, relationships, sexual abuse, psychological and physical abuse, anxiety and depression.
My private practice takes place in a purpose built space in the grounds of my home in Beverley offering privacy and confidentiality. I also have off street parking.
I work with individuals and couples in addition I offer supervision working with individual groups and organisations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Metanoia institute in London attaining an MSc in Clinical Gestalt Psychotherapy (Middlesex University) and I am UKCP accredited.
I have a Degree in counselling theory and practice at Leeds Met University.
I trained and qualified with the Cruse organisation who work with bereavement and loss.
I abide by the UKCP code of ethics, I hold professional indemnity insurance and have an up to date Enhanced DBS certificate.
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
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- 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 problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My Fees are £45 per session (1 hour) and £55 for couples counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My availability is flexible, working in private practice from my home in Beverley with sessions available Days/Evenings and Saturdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|