Marian Gittins MSc TA Psychotherapy, CTA (Psych), UKCP Reg MBACP(Accred)
Counselling and psychotherapy can enable you to explore current situations, relationships and past experiences in order for you to understand the cause of your difficulties. I believe the relationship we create together to be important in order for you to feel safe enough to do this. In a safe, caring, non judgemental environment we can work together for you to make the changes that will help you to lead the life that you want.
I have been a practising Psychotherapist and Counsellor for twelve years. I work with many issues including the issues around loss. This can include bereavement, redundancy, relationship issues, depression, eating issues, anxiety, loss of confidence or identity and also loss of health. I am professional and passionate about providing a safe supportive environment for people to explore their issues and feelings. Feel free to Contact me either by phone or by E mail for an informal chat about your needs.
My main theoretical approach is Transactional Analysis (TA). I also work integratively drawing on different modalities to tailor the work for the individual needs of each client. For the past twelve years, as well as working with adults, I have also worked therapeutically with young people between the ages of eleven and eighteen.
The therapeutic applications of TA focus on providing opportunities for individuals to explore their feelings, thoughts and behaviours. At the heart of this therapy is the contract for change. This enables clients to focus on what they would like to achieve and for us both to agree the best way to work together.
I offer Psychotherapy and Counselling to individuals.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in TA Psychotherapy.
- UKCP Registered.
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
- Post Graduate Clinical Diploma in TA Counselling.
- Certified Transactional Analyst with Psychotherapy speciality CTA (Psych).
Diploma in Practitioner skills for Eating Disorders.
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am available weekday daytime. First appointment 8am, last appointment 6pm.