I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 10 years of clinical experience. I provide personal psychotherapy in Winchester and online to help people address mental health problems and emotional issues.
You might be struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger or shame. Or perhaps you want to address a challenge in your life. Maybe you just want to understand yourself better. I can help you explore these, and many other issues, in confidential, individual psychotherapy.
I am trained as an integrative psychotherapist which means I combine different theoretical perspectives and evidence-based clinical approaches into my psychotherapy practice. I treat every individual as an individual, and we will always focus on your goals and apply what works best for you. Whatever approach we take, I emphasise the importance of the psychotherapeutic relationship as a mechanism for change.
Feel free to call me on 01962 435 060 to discuss how I could help, or visit my website to book a discovery call - mcateerpsychotherapy.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Metanoia Institute and was awarded an MSc in Integrative psychotherapy. I also have a graduate diploma in psychology.
I am a registered member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) which is the no.1 organisation for the accreditation and regulation of psychotherapists in the UK.
As part of my ongoing professional development, I have trained in EMDR, an innovative and effective treatment for trauma.
During training, and since qualifying in 2011, I have worked in interesting and challenging settings including local community psychological services, GP surgeries and with private clients. In addition to providing personal therapy, I have also developed and run anger management groups.
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
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
Over the last four years, I have volunteered weekly at Winchester Churches Night shelter (WCNS) offering free psychotherapy sessions for the homeless residents.
I also have a keen interest in psychotherapy research. I have worked on two large scale research projects which evaluated treatments for depression and anxiety.