Louise Witney CTA UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
I am a fully qualified UKCP registered psychotherapist. I have run a private practice since 2006 seeing adults, children, families, couples and groups. I work with people of all ages and backgrounds. I have a current DBS (enhanced CRB disclosure) certificate, which I am required to have for working with children.
What I offer
I work with a variety of problems ranging from depression and anxiety, and their related issues. Most of my work is one to one, which my clients find effective. I also work with couples who need relationship support or those who are thinking about separating and need help to move on. I also do group work, which is for any situation where two or more people need psychological or emotional support. Group therapy provides a supportive environment for those who find being in social situations difficult whether at home, work or with friends. There doesn't have to be a common theme in order to join a therapy group, just a few people who are willing to come and be part of the process.
I run personal development workshops, for which you can hire me on an ad hoc basis. Details of all my workshops are on my website and FaceBook page both called Maidstone Therapy.
www.facebook.com/maidstonetherapy www. maidstonetherapy. co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I began training in 2004 and gained the following qualifications in 2014:-
- Certified Transactional Analyst
- UKCP registered Psychotherapist
In 2017 I was awarded a Diploma (with Distinction) in Relationship-Based supervision
I continue to train regularly in order to keep up with new developments in the profession. My continuing professional development training includes, most recently:-
- Working with Autism
- Working with Trauma
- Working with Personality Disorders
- Jungian Analysis
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have recently worked with families to help them through stressful times with their children. A combination of play therapy, educational therapy, and parent coaching has proven effective in resolving their difficulties. This consists of family group time with me, in which I use a structured approach that includes, group discussion, activities and role play. It can be great fun and at the same time, enlightening and healing for all family members.
I am currently working with couples who are ending their relationships, to help them make an emotional decision about what they want. This consists of one to one sessions and couple sessions to assist them in ending their time together and to think about what they each want for their lives going forward. This constitutes a facilitated ending, where couples can then make the next steps towards formalising their separation.
50 minute one to one session £60
1 hour couple session £70
2 hour group session £40 per person
1.5 hour Family session £75
It is easy to think that a therapist might already be busy working with other people and sometimes we are! However, you are important enough to involve the help of a professional, no matter how large or small the problem may seem.
You can call me at any time to ask about therapy and how it can help you. Do leave a message and I will call you back the same day.