Brendan Ring CTA , Psychotherapist
All of us make decisions as a child based on our upbringing. and experiences. For example, am I loveable? Can I trust others? Am I good enough? These decisions were often made when we were very young. They were based on the limited information and resources available to us at the time. Sometimes our view of life is also affected by a significant event later on, for example, bereavement or trauma. Whatever has happened to us we can re-decide about how we want to be now. We can live our lives fully and deal with our thoughts and feelings today rather than being tied to the past.
I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience of working with children and adults. I have worked in private practice and within organisations such as family centres, community centres, social services and schools. Psychotherapy gives you the chance to get to the root of your decisions about life and others. Transactional Analysis psychotherapy provides you with a structure and process to make changes. Transactional Analysis enables you to have an open and equal dialogue with the therapist. It was founded by Eric Berne in the 1960’s and has been evolving ever since. Many concepts are simple to learn and to apply in daily life. They are suitable for both adults and children and young people.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist
Certificate in Social Services Children and Adolescents
Certificate in Working with Trauma
Certificate in Couples Therapy
How to do counselling online - Open University
20 years experience.
Registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and UK Association of Transactional Analysis.
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 Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have experience of working with adults who have been adopted and helping single young homeless men and women to rebuild their lives. I have experience of running a therapy group for people suffering from panic attacks and agoraphobia.
Concessions offered for
£50 per session for individuals
£60 per session for couples
I am available for daytime and evenings
You can find out more by visiting www.uktransactionalanalysis.co.uk
For more details about where I practice please visit: www.courtyardnaturalhealth.co.uk