Ian Kirkpatrick - Online Therapy Available
Do you need to talk to someone about what is happening in your life? Someone who will listen carefully and respectfully; who can accompany you and offer support and facilitation in finding a way through? Someone who has long-term experience and qualification and who practices this as their life work?
Therapy can, at times, be felt as many things; difficult, emotional, joyous, insightful, hopeless and hopeful. It is aimed at not giving advice, but helping you to find your own way through life. I, as therapist act as facilitator utilising gained experience and integrative approaches including, when appropriate, psychodrama to assist the process. The strictly confidential environment allows for the expression of emotions and thoughts and over time, with the developing therapeutic relationship may provide understanding and new ways of approaching life issues. Of course, entering 'unknown territory' can be, for some, daunting, but by doing so may lead to 'mapping' out of one's own ground and path and ways of navigating through it.
An initial meeting which might last for up to ninety minutes is the first step of the therapeutic path, to talk about what has brought you to seeking support and to establish a way ahead. Phone, email or text to make arrangements to meet, talk and explore.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Adv. Dip. Psychodrama Psychotherapy
Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Member British Psychodrama Association
BSc (Hons) Psychology
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
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday - Thursday
I have extensive experience of working with serving members and veterans of the armed forces.