BA (Hon), PG Cert, PG Dip, MSc, Registered Member MBACP
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When life is difficult I offer that important safe, supportive space. Telling your story and being heard by an impartial, caring and non-judgemental person can be a healing experience in itself. Then our role together will be to discover and remove the blocks in your life and find what you need to grow.
Based upon a relationship of care and support, I draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches, integrating them into a mix that is right for you. Insights may emerge by talking openly for the first time, or being heard in a new way with skilled questions to bring understanding. We will explore emotions and, since emotions are expressed in the body, it can be helpful to notice physical responses to problems.
I have a comfortable, dedicated therapy room where confidentiality is guaranteed. For those times when we need more than talk, or when talk is hard, I have a range of creative ways of working, including charts, photographs, postcards and music, and any suggestions of your own emerging from our discoveries.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have BA (Hon.), PG Cert., PG Dip., MSc, and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with clients who have a wide range of difficulties, with a special interest in personal trauma, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression (including postnatal depression) and bereavement / loss.
I also welcome clients with anxiety, low self-confidence or self-esteem, relationship issues (including affairs, betrayals, separation, divorce, family issues, infertility and its emotional fallout, and sexual problems), issues of abuse (emotional, physical and sexual), anger management problems, identity issues, stress (including work-related stress), child-related issues and addictions.
There are articles for the general reader on my website, www.ianpittawaytherapy.uk. On making contact you are assured of a warm welcome.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£45.00 per session
£45 per 60 minute session.
When I work
Contact me by phone on 07504 269 855 or email me. If I am unavailable by phone, please do leave a message. My aim is to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.
Sessions take place in a confidential therapeutic setting in Stourbridge.