Dr Derek Robertson
I am a Counselling Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have over 8 years experience in providing psychological therapy and can provide Person Centred Therapy, EMDR, CBT, ACT, Non-Violent Communication, Systemic Therapy, Hypnosis and use various other psychological tools and aspects of different therapies as required (e.g. Compassionate Inquiry and CFT). This is all provided within a humanistic framework valuing your uniqueness and strengths, within a therapeutic relationship emphasising respect, warmth and compassion. Within therapy this means empowering you and working as a team with equal power where you are always in control of the work and your are kept fully informed. I work with a wide range of issues from depression, anxiety, trauma, phobias, transitions, persistent mental health conditions and many other difficulties.
I specialise in stress and anxiety management. This means developing effective solutions to make life workable and more enjoyable again. I also specialise in childhood sexual abuse and understand the wide range of difficulties and distress experienced and later effects like trauma, low esteem. Additionally I work with LGBTQA+ issues and relationship issues generally.
I look forward to working with you and providing a safe space for you to be heard and collaborate on working towards your goals. I like to use a little humour and am very welcoming, so hopefully will get you to feel comfortable in therapy very quickly.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Psychology (DPsych) in Counselling Psychology (Glasgow Caledonian University)
- MSc Measuring Perception
- ACT for Trauma with Russ Harris online training.
- CBT with Judith Beck online training for Personality Disorders, Depression and Anxiety
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Distinction
- HPD Hypnosis
- Full PVG member
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
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