Stephen Derrick,Senior UKCP Registered Therapist,EMDR accred, Trauma Specialist.
Hello,I am pleased to welcome you to my page.
I have been a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 30 years and I have met with many people during this time who have wanted to talk about their concerns.
Putting it simply I am available to assist and support you in achieving a more satisfying life.
If you want to know more about me I invite you to read the rest of my profile.
My aim is to offer a friendly, professional and meaningful service. I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor, qualified to a masters degree level with over thirty years experience as a therapist. I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I have trained extensively in the different models of trauma therapy. I am an accredited EMDR therapist and believe that I am the only local person to have completed four intensive CRM trainings.This is supplemented by Lifespan Integration training and I am mid way through a three year advanced training in Somatic Experiencing (SE). I hope that this reflects my massive commitment to developing my knowledge and skills in working with people who have experienced trauma.
My qualifications are postgraduate to my training as a registered psychiatric nurse .This was fundamental in providing me with a comprehensive understanding of mental health.
In my counselling I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, stress, loss or trauma which may be experienced by a client. I meet with people for long term depth psychotherapy and also offer couples counselling.
l would like to offer you an insight into my journey and the reason for this profile, together with my desire to provide a counselling and psychotherapy service of the highest quality.
As a counsellor and psychotherapist I draw upon many years of experience and comprehensive professional training. Please see below for detailed information regarding my training and qualifications as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
My career has been within the field of mental health with the NHS and as a psychotherapist in private practice.
I have trained extensively and attained post graduate qualifications in counselling and psychotherapy.
I have a well established private counselling and psychotherapy practice. I provide short and longer term therapy for a wide range of issues such as emotional, physical or sexual abuse, anxiety, depression and stress. I also meet with clients who have experience of trauma which may be related to abuse , accident, loss or a critical incident.
I am passionate about my work and enjoy meeting with people. It is both an honour and privilege as a psychotherapist to have the opportunity to contribute toward improving the quality of a client's life.
I have trained extensively in different therapeutic approaches which combined with many years of experience and skill development supports me in my desire to provide appropriate, effective therapy to my clients. For example, I integrate models of therapy such as EMDR and CRM with a psychotherapeutic approach. This is proving particularly successful when working with clients who have suffered trauma in their life (please see the link on my website for information on EMDR and CRM.)
I firmly believe that my role as a psychotherapist is to support the client in achieving their potential as they improve the quality of their life. With this support clients can move on from traumas past or present, negative life experience or the worrying effect of more recent experiences.
My basic aim is to help clients live more completely without trying to order or influence life for them. Research demonstrates that the healing process is directly related to the development of the professional relationship between therapist and client. I make a commitment to this relationship as being a fundamental aim within which I can introduce different concepts and theories appropriate to a client's needs.
Who and where I am now is underpinned by my initial training as a psychiatric nurse which combined with good supervised experience was fundamental in providing me with an understanding and knowledge of mental illness and mental health issues.
My psychiatric nursing career emphasised the importance of a respectful and warm professional relationship with patients. This has enriched my ability to work at a deep level with a diverse range of issues over long and short periods of therapy with my clients.
In the mid eighties, in what was considered innovative mental health practice, I played a key role in opening the first community mental health centre in the city, where we introduced anxiety/stress management groups, creative therapy groups and one to one counselling or psychotherapy to the local community.
Since that period my work with the NHS has been varied. I have been employed in managerial and clinical roles such as an occupational health counsellor and with a mental health team as a psychotherapist. I have also contributed to the development of local mental health provision by being instrumental in the creation of therapy services and models of supervision.
After many years I have recently retired from my role with the local mental health trust as a clinical supervisor for the counselling service. I now devote more time to my private practice where I meet with clients referred by occupational health departments or different companies within the area. I also meet with individuals who contact me perhaps through a recommendation or by logging onto my website.
I continue to study and pay great attention to my learning which I see as being essential to my desire in wanting to make a positive contribution to the human endeavour.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications and training are;
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Mental Health Nurse (3 years full time training)
Registered General Nurse (2 years full time training)
Master of Education (MEd) Counselling (2 years training)
Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Counselling (2 years training)
Certificate in Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (4 years training )
EMDR Accredited Practitioner
Certificate in Family Systems Therapy ( 2 years training)
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision. (1 year training)
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (att)
Interpersonal Therapy Trained (IPT)
Certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA101)
Certificate in Mindfulness Training.
The Journey from Hurt to Healing (Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse)
The Hoffman Process (Graduate)
The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) www.comprehensiveresourcemodel.com
EMDR Therapy in the treatment of Pain,Depression and Adults abused as Children.
Healing Complex Trauma and Dissociation with Ego State Therapy and EMDR.
I have attended and continue to attend short courses/seminars which are relevant to my practice and ongoing personal development. I am invested in learning and commit to my professional study/reading at least three hours most weeks.
I have been in training with the Ridhwan School (UK) studying the Diamond Approach for eight years.This is basically an in depth integration of philosophy, psychology and the spiritual presented as an experiential and theoretical approach. (please see the link page on my website for further information).
My training and experience supports my work which as I previously mentioned includes depth psychotherapy, working with a range of trauma type experiences, anxiety, depression and stress related symptoms.
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
My fees are £45 for a 50 minute meeting, (including the initial assessment).
I do keep a few spaces at a reduced fee for those who may experience financial difficulties. (please check for availability).
My fees for supervision are £45 for a 60 minute meeting.
I offer couples counselling and my fee is £70 for a 75 minute meeting.
Please note that in the event of a cancellation I would appreciate 48 hours notice otherwise I will please ask for a full fee payment.
In understanding the fee please consider that training to be a psychotherapist is expensive in terms of time and money. As is my ongoing commitment to professional registration, insurance, supervision, study and further training. Not to mention the practical cost of providing a facility in a comfortable safe and nourishing therapeutic space.
I believe my fee to be reasonable in view of the depth of my experience and many years in practice. In my opinion this is an important consideration when choosing a therapist. As you can see by my picture I have been around a few years !!
I am available on an evening for those who have daytime work and I am closed on a weekend.
Please note that my therapy room is located in a private space at the rear of my home in East Hull and is in a separate purpose built facility toward the rear of the garden.
There are bathroom facilities available.
I realise that for many it is a difficult decision to take the first step in considering therapy. Please be assured if you contact me I will respond in a pleasant and respectful manner.
If you do decide to meet with me I would ask you to please consider giving yourself the opportunity of space and time to commit to therapy. In my experience there are generally no quick solutions and therapy could take longer than you may think.
At the first meeting you will be welcomed as I get to know you a little by taking a history and find out in more detail what brings you to therapy.This will be done sensitively and with respect. Hopefully I will then be able to give you my opinion and make recommendations for future meetings. I may also suggest other agencies which I think may be appropriate for your well being.
If you require any further information or a chat you are very welcome to get in touch by phone or e mail. If you telephone me and I am not available to answer please do consider leaving a message and I will definitely get back to you.
I also invite you to take a look at my website which is;
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