MA(Integ.Psy), Dip.CBT, Dip.Relate, MBACP(Accred.), UKCP
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I am an experienced counsellor/therapist and supervisor working with individuals, couples and organisations. I have specialisms in addiction, anxiety, trauma and relationship counselling.
I started training as a therapist in 1999. I completed training as an integrative psychotherapist, and I have completed CBT training, RELATE training in couple counselling and Family Counselling. I am a BACP and UKCP accredited therapist, and a trained clinical supervisor.
My approach offers a range of ways of working depending upon the issues that clients bring, and includes short and long term work.
I work with clients in private practice and with referred clients from employment, statutory services, relationship and family counselling. I have experience of working for local agencies and organisations. These include alcohol agencies, a GP practice, NHS Psychotherapeutic Services and with uniformed services including the police. I have worked in the community as a family counsellor and as a supervisor to therapists in training.
Further information on my approach is available on my website at www.counsellingeastlothian.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy,
Advancd Diploma in CBT Skills and Studies
Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling (RELATE)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Systemic Thinking and Practice
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
BACP Accredited Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred)
UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
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
from £48 per session. Concessionary fees dependent upon availability.