Robert Williams Dip. Psych (CCPE), UKCP
Empathy and trust are central to the way I work. I believe that it is important to be present with a client, with a wholeheartedness that puts theoretical considerations in the background.
We all have a source of wisdom inside us. A part of us that knows what we really need and knows how we can heal and grow.
I have a diploma in psychotherapy (transpersonal) from CCPE in London. I make use of theory and different techniques from a spectrum of different psychotherapeutic approaches; however, the decisive factor in the therapy is the confidential relationship between me and my client.
The counselling service I offer provides a safe, comfortable, accepting and non-judgemental space for you to explore your problems. This provides you the time and space to consider what is right for you without any pressure.
Psychotherapy adds a deeper dimension and can involve looking back on your past to understand how that affects your life now. This can give you the opportunity to become more aware and to look at new ways of understanding and behaving that can lead to a more creative and satisfying life in the future. Psychotherapy provides a fertile ground for the unfolding of our deepest potential and qualites.
Therapy can be about making a decision or even about taking a completely new direction in life. I feel that therapy is about finding out and expressing who you really are.
Psychological symptoms are not simply problems to get rid of, but indicate that change needs to happen or that something needs to develop within your personality. It can be the case that our symptoms or our problems contain the seed of what we need to develop in ourselves.
It can feel challenging to look closely at yourself, your relationships and your wider life, even a little frightening; however, therapy can support you to find a healthier balance in your life.
Like having a precious jewel that is covered in mud, we can feel that what we have inside of us is worthless and dirty. We just want to get rid of it, get away from it, or feel that this 'muddy' way of seeing ourselves is the truth.
However, if we can look more deeply at what we feel is bad about ourselves it is possible to go deeper than surface appearances and discover our true value and inner beauty.
Ultimately, therapy can help you to become who you truly are, your real authentic self, the person you were born to be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with a diploma from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education. I am a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and offer individual counselling and psychotherapy to adults.
My work integrates psychodynamic, existential, humanistic, cognitive and transpersonal modes of psychotherapy. I am able to work with dreams from a transpersonal perspective.
I am particularly interested in the use of mindfulness and have further training in mindfulness based CBT. Mindfulness of the body can be particularly helpful with overwhelming emotions, discursive thoughts and has a role in trauma recovery.
I am professionally insured and follow the UKCP code of ethics.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest in mindfulness based approaches, the use of active imagination and dream work.
Psychotherapy can be effective in both the short term, medium, and long term (6 months up to 3+ years).
The length of the therapy will depend on what you wish to resolve and develop in your life. Sessions are fifty minutes once a week.
My fee is £45 per session.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi
“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” - Carl Jung
“I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.” - Fritz Perls