Phillip Whittington, Counsellor, Couples Counsellor, Supervisor & PTSD Therapist
My name is Phillip Whittington and I am an experienced, UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I am also a clinical supervisor and I currently have both group and individual places available for clinical supervision.
I will working face to face once again on May 17th 2021
Until that time I am offering phone or Skype counselling
Why you may be considering therapy
Individuals or couples generally come to me if they are experiencing problems in the areas of love, health, work or play. The working through of these issues often reduces symptoms and enables people to live fuller lives. Other reasons for entering into therapy could be that the individual has suffered a traumatic experience or some sort of abuse at some point in their life.
Examples of this could be
- That they have been a victim of abuse (physical, emotional or sexual)
- That they have been involved in some sort of traumatic or life threatening incident
- That they have spent a prolonged period of time in a stressful or dangerous environment
- That they have been involved in active military service or been in close contact with others who have
What does a counsellor do?
Counsellors help people to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to their experiences. This allows their clients to reflect on what is happening to them and consider alternative ways of doing things. Working in a confidential setting, counsellors listen attentively to their clients and offer them the time, empathy and respect they need to express their feelings and perhaps understand themselves from a different perspective. The aim is to reduce their confusion and enable them to cope with challenges, or to make positive changes in their life where necessary.
In addition to the above, Psychotherapeutic Counsellors such as myself often assist the client with the analysis of complex processes and problems that contribute to a reduced level of well-being. The processes involved could be related to childhood experiences or as a result of trauma or abuse. The therapeutic relationship that develops between a therapist and client offers a unique and confidential environment in which these complex processes can be safely approached.
In relation to trauma relief and PTSD I also offer EMDR therapy as a method of approaching and resolving these difficult feelings and experiences.
For a detailed description of the Relationship and Couples Therapy that I offer please click the link at the top of the page to visit my main website at phillscarboroughtherapy.com
Should you wish to understand a little more about how I work, or indeed what counselling is all about please contact me to arrange a free 30 minute consultation that may help you to decide whether counselling is suitable for your needs at the moment. Where we go from there is entirely your choice, and you are not in any way obliged to continue with the work if you feel that you do not wish to do so.
Due to the current Corona Virus situation I cannot for the time being offer the free thirty minute consultation, but feel free to ring if you would like to discuss your counselling needs.
I received my training at the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies and hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
I have group or individual supervision slots available and I am happy to work via Skype or phone
My practice offers
- Short or long term individual therapy
- A confidential service
- A free 30 minute get to know you session
- A Practitioner experienced in working with both male and female clients
- Relationship Therapy / Couples work (Generally 6 – 8 sessions)
- Brief and Focal therapy (Generally 6-8 sessions)
- Employee Assistance Programs
- PTSD/Trauma work
- Clinical supervision
Other areas in which I work
- Clinical Supervision
- Life Coaching
Training, qualifications & experience
I received my training at the Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute (SCPTI) and I abide by the code of ethics set down by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
I am also a fully qualified supervisor and hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
I have also gained additional specific training in the following areas:
Level 3 Diploma in Relationships and Couples Counselling
Level 3 in Family and Relationship Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Relational Centred Counselling
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Advanced Level 4 Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (S.A.C. Level 3 Diploma in PTSD)
Bereavement Counselling Diploma
Working with victims of Sexual/Physical Abuse
Eating Disorders (S.A.C. Level 3 Diploma in Eating Disorders)
Working relationally in short-term and brief and focal therapy.
EMDR Therapy - I am qualified to practice EMDR and adhere to the code of ethics set down by EMDR UK & Ireland
How I work
I work relationally with clients using an integrative approach that utilises the most productive elements of many of the popular types of therapy used today. Primarily I use both the Gestalt and TA models of therapy in a relational setting as I find them to be the most productive.
Areas of experience
I have had experience of treating a wide variety of conditions, and also specific training in many areas of psychotherapy. These include...
General counselling - Trauma counselling - depression counselling - anger management counselling - divorce and relationship counselling - addiction counselling - destructive behaviour counselling - panic attack counselling - anxiety counselling - phobia counselling - obsessive compulsive disorder counselling - sexuality counselling - retirement counselling - bullying counselling - accident and personal injury counselling - infertility counselling - bereavement counselling - eating disorders counselling - weight problem counselling - postnatal depression counselling - low self esteem counselling - stress counselling - self harm counselling - postnatal depression counselling - unresolved childhood issues - menopause counselling - mid-life counselling.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Understanding relationship dynamics
Gender related issues
Due to the current Corona Virus situation I can no longer, for the present accept face to face work.
I am now however offering phone or Skype counselling.
Half hour sessions are also available.
I currently charge £40 per hour for individual therapy and £50 per hour for couples work (see below for price concessions).
My current price for clinical supervision is £45 per hour.
Concessions offered for
I have slots available between 8am - 7pm Monday - Thursday
If you are a trainee or a qualified therapist wishing to expand your knowledge and experience of a particular element of counselling theory we offer short training sessions that may be of assistance to you.
This training is for both groups and individuals and will often be facilitated by two UKCP Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellors.
Empathy and the therapeutic relationship
Understanding Projection/Projective Identification
Understanding Personality Styles
Understanding Relationship Dynamics
Relational approaches to short-term therapy
Currently offering training in Scarborough
CPD Certificate awarded for the attendance of all training
Please contact myself (07837227921) or Carol I'Anson (07775801487)