Clive Barton UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist
Many of us are struggling at an emotional level during the current pandemic. We are social beings and need connection with others, particularly the connection that allows us to access the 'energy in the room' of the type that we experience during psychotherapy and counselling. As soon as in-person work is considered sufficiently safe, it is my intention to continue my practice in that way.
In the meantime, whether it is in-person or online, I aim to create a warm, safe and supportive environment in which you can express and reconnect with your sense of inner wellbeing. My approach to therapy reflects my training that draws from western psychological theory and eastern practices of compassionate mindfulness, and how this approach can help in your everyday life.
An exploration of how you experience yourself and others in the present moment is central to working with problems like anxiety and fear, anger, depression, isolation or simply deep unhappiness. I also explore issues around identity, direction in life, ageing and death that affect us all.
Whether you find yourself in crisis, or simply need to talk through relational issues, being clearly heard without judgement is the most important first step. An increased awareness of yourself through this healing process will allow personal change. There is no set therapeutic formula, and each individual is encouraged to work in their own way, and at their own pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist trained at the Karuna Institute. I have an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy and I hold full professional accreditation and registration with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).
Although my present practice is based in Falmouth, I have formerly worked for some years with NHS clients in both Penzance and Truro.
As a former academic and government geologist, I have lived, worked and travelled in many other countries. This experience has given me an appreciation of diverse cultures and people, and an interest in the global community.
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
Current fees (January 2020) are £45 per session.
I offer an initial free consultation that lasts 45 minutes that gives the opportunity to talk about what brings you to therapy. When we have decided that it feels comfortable working together, we agree to meet weekly and review the progress at agreed intervals.
From March 2020 all sessions are online.