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About me

I am an integrative psychotherapist, with 27 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-judgmental 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.

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.

Since the first lockdown was introduced in March 2020, I have been working on line ... either via Zoom or Skype.

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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Addiction Professionals

Addiction Professionals

Addiction Professionals is a voluntary registration body and network for the addictions sector. We have a growing and diverse membership of practitioners working in the addictions sector, including behavioural addictions.


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Additional information

Negotiatable, depending upon location.


Friday and Saturday each week


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Additional languages



Patricia Heyland (MSc, NCAC, MBACP reg.)

Patricia Heyland (MSc, NCAC, MBACP reg.)