Bob Smith: Counsellor & UKCP Reg'd Psychotherapist
I have a wide experience working as a therapist for many years and am happy to support you with deeper issues that require support over a longer period, or more immediate short term issues.
Celebrities bravely share their traumas, but they are used to being in the public eye. For many of us it is very anxiety provoking to open up, but it is a sign of strength to ask for help.
I've worked with loss, bereavement, relationship breakdown, anxiety, sexuality, depression, anger management, mental, physical or sexual abuse, as well as the distress & confusion from recent or historical traumatic experiences. Working through these issues can be a very positive & liberating process.
Alongside my continuing professional development I am committed to pursuing my own personal growth and learning.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and been fortunate to have worked as a therapist for well over 20 years.
My qualifications include a `Diploma in Counselling`, a `Masters in Human Relations & Counselling` and a `Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy.` I'm also a member of three national therapeutic bodies, BACP, UKCP & GPTI to which I'm accountable to their codes of practice.
I was a Director of Birmingham Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre for 20 years until 2018. I've previously worked in industry and commerce, as well as local government as a lecturer and careers counsellor - so have many working experiences to call on.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I supervise counsellors, psychotherapists, trainees and those such as managers who have interpersonal and/or line-management responsibilities as part of their role.
Monday and Friday : (no evenings) in Bearwood, Birmingham
£50 - Individuals - Therapy or Supervision (50mins). [£60 for a full hour.]
£60 - Couples (60 mins)
I can charge £25 for the first session for those new to therapy, at certain times.
Birmingham: Monday & Thursday day times. Shrewsbury: Tuesdays: No spaces at present
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