Pauline McIntosh UKCP
I offer a safe haven where you can take time to breathe, reflect, consider, and explore life and all its options. I am there to support you in this process with empathy and non-judgement. Together we can find the right therapeutic route for you to make a happier and healthier onward journey.
At the heart of my practice is the desire to find the right form of therapy for you, hence my integrative approach psychotherapeutically, expressively, and physically. First of all why not come and meet me for a free brief consultation to make sure you feel I'm the person you would like to work with. After that we can work out what works for you in therapy. Maybe a pure talking counselling and psychotherapy is what is best for you; perhaps EMDR can help you with deep trauma; maybe expression through the metaphor will be useful with imagery, artwork, music or movement - no creative talent or experience required. If talking feels difficult, or issues feel stuck, the use of reiki, sports massage therapy, or bodywork such as yoga or pilates may be useful - every one of our life experiences is stored in the cells of our bodies. The working path can be checked and adapted as the work proceeds. The important thing is that it feels right and works for you.
I have over ten years' experience as a psychotherapist, and experience working with men, women, adolescents and children in private practice, for the Priory Hospital Group, London Women's Centres, London schools, and Hampshire care agencies. Before becoming a therapist I had an extensive career working in the media and mainstream television production; and almost a lifetime's experience as a movement practitioner in theatre and education. I maintain a down to earth, real world mentality whilst helping you through your difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (UKCP registered)
Diploma in Child Psychotherapeutic Skills
EMDR training: Pts 1, 2 & 3
BA Social Biology and Dance 1st class hons
Yoga - 200 hr YA, BWY
Qualified Stott pilates instructor
AISTD modern dance & ballet
KFA youth moves (EMDP)
LSSM student: Sports massage therapy
Registered / Accredited
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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
Central London, WC1 (1 minute from Holborn Tube (central line));
Perivale, Middx (12 minutes from Perivale tube (central line));
Wickham, Hampshire (just off of Wickham Square)
For further information visit www.themindbodymovement.com
or better still, call me.