Derek Irwin BPC, UKCP, MBACP
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I am also a member of the BACP.
I provide both short and long term therapy in central Cambridge.
I currently work online, via Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma Integrative Counselling
- Advance Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
- Diploma Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Supervision
My main training was at WPF Therapy in London, a rigorous clinical and theoretical training over 4 years.
I have extensive experience working with a wide range of presenting problems and I have particular experience in working with addictive behaviours.
I was the Head of a large London counselling service for the last 6 years and I also deliver workshops for counsellors and therapists in London.
I am a qualified supervisor of counsellors and therapists and have been supervising trainees and therapists for the last 8 years.
I am registered with both The British Psychoanalytic Council and the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
My regular fee for 50 minute weekly sessions is £60.
I offer a very limited number of reduced fee daytime appointments for those on low income.
My supervision fee is £60 for 50 minutes.
My central Cambridge consulting room is in a convenient location and offers plentiful nearby parking.
Please contact me on 07950 572824 or email to arrange an initial consultation.