Daren Messenger BABCP accr, UKCP reg, UK Mindf app
How do you choose a therapist? Is it cost? I cost a bit more so why would you choose to pay extra to see me?
I have worked as a therapist since 1996 & I have worked as a therapist in NHS since 2003! I have been through many personal and significant life changes and challenges so you will get someone who is real and open with you https://www.mindful-therapy.uk/about-me/
I have had 3 distinct separate trainings. (this is not the same as integrative which means one training) I am fully trained to Masters level qualifications in 3 distinct therapeutic approaches:
- CBT Psychotherapy. Trained at University of Herts. Only BABCP members are qualified to provide CBT therapy are here: http://www.cbtregisteruk.com/
- Psychotherapy Registered. UKCP Psychotherapists are required to have a 5 yr training and 4 years of personal therapy and often work more 'in depth' to become registered. I trained at Middlesex University accredited Regents University. Only registered psychotherapists are here: https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/find-a-therapist/
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) & Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Only qualified mindfulness UK Network Registered teachers can be found here: https://www.ukmindfulnessnetwork.co.uk/uk-listing/ and you can compare this with un registered teacher here: https://bemindful.co.uk/learn-mindfulness/
I have worked as a Counsellor providing Psychological therapies for over 25 years and am very experienced personally too. I am usually fully booked and when slots become available they are only available in the day-times. I do hope you find what you need.
Training, qualifications & experience
Worked as psychological therapist since 1996. I have worked as psychotherapist in NHS since 2003. I have been through many personal and significant life changes and challenges so you will get someone who is real and open with you.
Professional Registration and training
PgDip (Masters level) qualification in CBT with commendation.
University of Hertfordshire
PgDip (Masters Level) qualification in 'Mindfulness Based Approaches
PgDip(Masters Level) qualification in Socratic and Philosophical approaches to Psychotherapy (Existential Psychotherapy)
PgDip(FE Level) qualification in Socratic and Philosophical approaches to Counselling (Existential Psychotherapy)
Certficate in Person centred Counselling. Stevenage College
Trained under the Ven Akong Rinpoche in the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Bhuddism. This included Mahamudra (mindfulness), Compassionate Mind (Metta), retreat processes and Dream work
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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
£80 for 1 hour CBT psychological therapy
£70 for Psychotherapy
£280 for 8 week Mindfulness (MBCT or MSR) course
I am able to work with Spiritual dimensions of being due to my long training in Eastern (Tibetan) approaches to mind as well as Middle Eastern approaches to mindfulness and presence. I am passionate about being able to work within a 'Faith' and/or spiritual context.