Patricia Heyland

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(MSc, NCAC, MBACP reg.)
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Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an integrative psychotherapist, with 28 years of experience. I began my career working in the eating disorder and addiction (both substance and process) fields, and my approach to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment which can facilitate both healing and hope. I believe the relationship between the client and therapist to be the most fundamental and important aspect of therapy, with trust being the cornerstone of this.

My qualifications include an MSc in Psychology and Counselling from Greenwich University, a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University and a Diploma in Eating Disorder Skills from the National Centre for Eating Disorders, where I am a member of their clinical team. In addition, I am a qualified clinical supervisor.  I am also a Reiki master.

EMDR training with Dr. Sandi Richman to advanced level.

I have also completed five trainings with Pia Mellody at the Meadows in Arizona, which has led me to facilitating trauma reduction programmes since 2007 at two major psychiatric hospitals in the UK, as well as in Switzerland. These programmes are aimed to provide self awareness, shame reduction and integration for those suffering from the effects of developmental trauma (complex PTSD), and I use this method of working in my private practice, when appropriate.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • One year Addiction Counselling certificate (full-time) - Priory Hospital Group 1995
  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Roehampton University, 1998
  • Diploma in Eating Disorder Skills from National Centre for Eating Disorders, 2000
  • MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, Greenwich University, 2002
  • Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy 2005
  • EMDR training x 3 (2007/8)
  • Pia Mellody PIT training x 5 (at the Meadows, Arizona) 2007/8/9
  • CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Training, part 1) with Patrick Carnes and Ken Edwards, London 2011
  • Certificate in the Principles of the Theory & Practice of Supervision - Metanoia 2012
  • Somatic Experiencing (Module I/II) 2013
    Somatic Experiencing (Module II/III) April 2014, SOS International, London
  • Matrix Reimprinting (EFTMRA Academy) 2016
  • NARM Module 1 with Larry Heller - London 2016
  • Attachment-focused EMDR training with Laurel Parnell, Boston 2018
  • Flash technique EMDR training with Philip Mansfield, London 2019
  • Attachment-focused EMDR training with Mark Brayne (via Zoom) 2020
  • Brainspotting training (Phase I) with Mark Grixti (via Zoom) March 2021
  • Brainspotting training (Phase II) with Mark Grixti (via Zoom) June 2021
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques Level 2 (EFTMRA), June 2021

Member organisations

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Addiction Professionals
Addiction Professionals

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Thursday, Friday plus Saturday morning 

Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Patricia Heyland
Patricia Heyland