R. Patrick Harper
I provide Schema Therapy, a specialist form of psychotherapy for adults aged 18+ who are experiencing longstanding emotional and/or behavioural problems.
I offer treatment for a wide range of difficulties including interpersonal problems, recurrent depression and anxiety, emotional instability and many problem patterns of behaviour.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer by the International Society of Schema Therapists (ISST). I am Principal Investigator for the Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder research trial in Bradford, part of the largest international study of psychotherapy for Personality Disorder ever conducted.
I have worked in a variety of NHS roles for over 20 years. Beginning my career in 1997 as a Mental Health Social Worker, I trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at Manchester and Durham Universities, qualifying in 2002. Subsequently I trained with leading international figures in Schema Therapy: Dr Jeff Young in 2004; Prof. Arnoud Arntz 2007, 2008, 2013; Dr Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw 2012 – 2016; and Dr Susan Simpson 2017 - present. I work in the NHS as a Consultant Psychological Therapist, leading a service for individuals with complex and severe mental health problems.
I gained ISST certification as an Advanced Schema Therapist in 2014 and as an Advanced Group Schema Therapist in 2016. My practise has met the rigorous clinical standards that ISST certification entails, ensuring it is consistent with the Schema Therapy model.
I am also BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist since 2006. This means that my practise conforms to the high standards of expertise, ongoing professional development and supervision expected of psychotherapists in the U.K.
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.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Weekly Individual Schema Therapy is provided for a fee of £95 per 60 minute session.
Where communications are required with an external agency regarding the therapy (e.g. private health insurer, court officials) the fee for therapy is £100 per 60 minute session.
Sessions run on Thursdays between 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm U.K. time. Slot availability is limited due to the professional commitments of our therapist.
Report writing is not included in the fees for therapy. Reports may be provided at your request, and may be provided for medical / psychiatric purposes only. Please note that I do not provide reports for legal scrutiny. However, I am happy to provide reports summarising your progress in therapy should you request so.
Short reports - 2 pages of A4 or less - £200
Longer reports - up to 6 pages of A4 - £500
All payments should be made via direct bank transfer only to my company account. I do not accept payment by cash / cheque.
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