Justine McCarthy UKCP Psychotherapist, MA, PhD
I am an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist working with adults and young people. I offer psychotherapy and counselling, working integratively and psychodynamically. I usually work long-term but am also happy to offer short-term work. I have worked in private practice for over 17 years, and also have much experience working to time-limited contracts.
I hope to enable you to explore and expand an understanding of your self and your relationships, working with you towards building inner confidence, and lessening anxiety.
I have particular experience of working with people who have experienced stress, relationship difficulties, family issues, low self-esteem, depression, domestic violence, childhood abuse, anxiety including panic attacks, bereavement. I am a member of a Bristol charity offering psychotherapy and counselling, including reduced fees, in the Bristol area.
In addition to my private psychotherapy and counselling practice for adults I have worked as a Relate Mid-Wiltshire as a Children and Young People's Counsellor for five years including providing counselling for 12-18 year old's as part of a Primary CAMHS service.
I have been a trainer at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling for eight years. I have worked in many agency settings including as a Student Counsellor (London Metropolitan University), Staff Counsellor (Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre), and a Counsellor for Women's Aid, and Women & Health (London).
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
MA Integrative Psychotherapy (Minster Centre, London)
Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling (Minster Centre, London)
Post Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling in Schools (Wessex Counselling, Frome)
PhD English Literature 'Edges of the Mind' (Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London)
Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship, Tavistock Relationships
Advanced Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship, Tavistock Relationships
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist, and a registered member of BACP (MBACP)
I have full professional indemnity insurance.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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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