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Clinical Gestalt Psychotherapist UKCP Accredited

About me

Hi, I'm Alastair and I am a Clinical Gestalt Psychotherapist with 12 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 on the grounds of my home in Beverley offering privacy and confidentiality. I also have off-street parking.

I also offer online (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime) and telephone counselling which I have found to be very successful.

I work with individuals and couples in addition I offer supervision working with individual groups and organisations.

Getting in touch...

If you have any questions about how I can help you or you would like to book in for a session, then I would like to invite you to get in touch with me. You can call or text me on 07834 869043 or call 01482 888833, or if you would prefer, you can click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP Accredited Clinical Gestalt Psychotherapist who trained at the Metanoia Institute in London attaining an MSc from Middlesex University.

I gained a Diploma and Degree in Counselling theory and practice at Leeds Met University.

I also trained and qualified with the Cruse organisation who work with bereavement and loss.

I have recently completed contemporary Trauma training in Oxford.

I abide by the UKCP code of ethics, I hold professional indemnity insurance and have an up to date Enhanced DBS certificate.

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My Fees are £50 per session (1 hour) and £55 for couples counselling.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My availability is flexible, working in private practice in a purpose built room in the grounds of my garden in Beverley, I offer sessions Days/Evenings and Saturdays.


Further information

I offer a 10% Discount to Key workers.

Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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