I am an experienced therapist trained in a number of modalities. As an integrative therapist I can focus on the experience of the therapeutic relationship and can adapt to your needs and style using my many years of experience working with a wide range of clients with varied issues and backgrounds. I will help you to experience a warm therapeutic relationship to support the changes you want to make to improve your experience of life. I also use my pre-therapy experience in the music and IT industry in particular to good effect. I work with individuals, couples and young adults mostly. My focus on the relationship is enhanced by my current project using the Imago Clinical techniques.
I am an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a trained psychotherapist. I belong to UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners, part of UKCP humanistic school. I many clinical hours and a similar number in support roles with autistic spectrum, learning difficulties and psychiatric hospital clients. The majority of these are adult 1:1 though also with couples and family therapy and about one third of my hours are with children and young adults (mostly 9-25 year olds) so am experienced in all those forms.
I cover all types of issue from relationships, communication and self-esteem through mood disorders and dependency having worked with drugs, alcohol and gambling in the latter.
I am continuing to practice online throughout the current pandemic and various lockdowns. Unfortunately, I am not currently able to offer face to face consultations and expect this to continue till at least 2nd quarter 2021.
I am offering online sessions for one to one counselling and psychotherapy via Zoom, VSee or WhatsApp. The sessions are under UK law and supervision and available anywhere in the UK. Support for non-UK clients can be made by special arrangement. I now also offer couples therapy using the Imago methodology using my experience as a traditional couples counsellor and my status as a Trainee Imago Relationship Therapist.
My training was largely in Transactional Analysis though I also have a Certificate in CBT and training in Gestalt and Person-Centre therapy. I now consider myself to be an Integrative Humanistic Therapist. I am a UKAHPP Full Member: Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Registered) and additionally a member of a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (via UKAHPP)
You can read more about me on my website at www.thechangingman.co.uk
For more information or an initial session for private therapy please call 07595 895634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . I can provide information on the charitable spaces available though the contract and booking must be made via www.help-counselling.org.uk/
Training, qualifications & experience
UKAHPP Full Member: Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Registered)
Member of a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (via UKAHPP)
Post Graduate Clinical Diploma In Transactional Analysis Counselling, Middlesex University
Trainee Imago Clinical Therapist
4 years of Advanced Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at The Berne Institute
Certified Process Communication Coach
Over 3,000 hours of individual and couple counselling
Over 750 hours of counselling children and young people under 18
25 years Project Management
15 year line management and board-level director.
Counselling Certificate, University of West of England
Certified British Rowing Indoor Rowing Coach
Past member of General Hypnotherapy Register
United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners
UKAHPP is a national accrediting organisation for all those who apply the theories of Humanistic Psychology in their work. The UKAHPP is an independent member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the UK Register of Counsellors.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership classes e.g. Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Full Members, each with different requirements for entry. Full Members may use the initials 'MAHPP' after their names, and have undergone a rigorous accreditation procedure relevant to their discipline.
All members of the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners must commit to acceptance of the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles, the UKAHPP Code of Practice, the UKAHPP Ethical Review Procedure and the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Imago for Couples
Concessions offered for
My standard rates are £60 per hour though I do offer some low-cost sessions and some charitable sessions, the latter through Help! Counselling for 9-25 year old children and young adults.
I work in private practice mostly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday. Other days by negotiation. Some evening availability.