Robin Steel AdvDip, MA, UKCP (Accred.), MBACP
I am a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist and counsellor and have experience working with clients across a broad range of issues including trauma, domestic abuse, health anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement (including loss of a beloved pet), and adverse childhood attachment experiences. I offer a confidential, warm, empathic and non-judgmental space for you to reflect on any areas of your life you may be struggling with.
For me, therapy is about accepting my client as a unique human being, whose individual beliefs create distinctive characteristics that will inform what is needed for their therapy to be successful and I draw upon a wide range of theories to fit the uniqueness of each individual client. I understand distress varies from person to person, and believe that relying on one modality of therapy alone will not be effective for everyone. Integrative psychotherapy embraces individuality and values the full range of levels of functioning including behavioural, cognitive, affective and physiological as well as the spiritual dimension of life. My relational approach to my practice is informed by the relationship formed with my client as a crucial aspect to the therapeutic process and effectiveness of the work we undertake together depends heavily on developing a deep connection through the essential qualities of receptive and reflective listening.
I take a committed approach to continual professional development by attending regular conferences and seminars and have a keen interest in the body mind connection and the wisdom held in the body. I am a fully registered, accredited member of the UKCP and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to the UKCP code of ethics and I maintain professional indemnity insurance.
I will offer you an initial assessment session with the aim of understanding what has brought you to therapy and to explore what success may look like for you. I work on both a short and longterm basis, whichever suits your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed five years of intensive training at Regent's University in London and engaged in person-centred, humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, CBT, gestalt and focusing, critical psychopathology, Junian and transpersonal and systemic and psychosexual modalities whilst also undertaking my own personal therapy and over 500 supervised client hours.
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 Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The fee for a 50 minute session is £60, although some reduced rates are available.
All sessions are currently taking place online due to Covid19.
Please call or email me to discuss availability.