Hello my name is Scott, I'm a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working out of East Grinstead, with experience of working with adolescents and adults. For me therapy is about focusing on what enables and empowers individuals to be who they are. I believe passionately that this is possible by opening ourselves up to a process which encourages the client to explore what individuality means to them in relationship with other.
Finding the right therapist can be daunting, especially if you're unsure as to what you want out of therapy. One of our greatest needs as human beings is to be noticed, to feel heard and valued for who we are and the first steps to bringing about change is through greater awareness and knowledge. If these ideas mobilise something inside of you and you feel driven to get more both from your intimate and professional relationships then give me a call or send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered therapist who has a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Brighton University. I subscribe to the BACP and their Code of Ethics and Professional practice. For ten years I worked as a senior manager in special education, specifically working with adolescents and children who have educational statements around emotional and behavioural difficulties. I am an accredited mediator with CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) and have worked as a behavioural consultant with various organisations around improving their dispute resolution processes. As well as having a private practice in Lingfield and East Grinstead I work on a voluntary basis as a psychotherapeutic counsellor for two NHS medical centres in South London. I have a passion for working alongside and with difference and diversity, specifically with individuals and groups that feel marginalised and disaffected with society. This has led me to develop a particular interest and focus on Anger Management and Conflict and raising individuals awareness as to how they make contact with people both in their private and professional life.
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.
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
A session lasts 50 minutes and takes place at an agreed time and venue on a weekly basis.
A session is £45.
Sliding scales are offered if and where appropriate, for example if you are on a low income or are a trainee counsellor.
We can’t thank you enough for the help that you have given *****. You have showed real empathy and patience, both to him and us as a family. We have felt really supported at a time when ***** was struggling to come to terms with so many things in his life. You have given him strategies to deal with life problems and helped him understand that what he was going through is normal. He felt safe and you really did click with him. We am sure there will be other difficult times again but we are confident that we all have the tools to better deal with them.
Thank you once again, it is incredible to have our ‘little boy’ back again.