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Steve Bethell - Psychotherapist (UKCP, MA, BSc, Dip Psych, Dip Couns)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
07769 839 345 07769 839 345 Registered / Accredited

About me

I offer a compassionate and safe space where you can explore new ways to relate to yourself, loved ones and the world in general. Many of us in the modern world feel lost, isolated, despondent and hurt. We may feel scared or alone. Our pain can be expressed in many ways: anxiety, depression, the breakdown of relationships, addictions and obsessions. I believe that in amongst the pain and suffering their is hope. Each of us can move beyond our wounding and find a more balanced way of being.

Psychosynthesis as a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to help clients find their true self - life is about more than just survival. I feel this is important, especially in present times when many of us can feel disconnected from the world around us as well as from our own sense of purpose. We all have hopes and dreams, we all deserve the opportunity to become the person we truly are. Psychosynthesis works with both the aspects of our life that we are trying to escape from as well as helping us discover the person that we are trying to become. I find some more traditional psychotherapies pathologize our struggles instead of seeing them as part of our becoming.
 
I like to work in a relaxed, friendly and collaborative style. I believe that one of the most important aspects to therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. I'm not an old school stand-offish therapist who will silently wait for you to work it all out for yourself. I like to work with my clients to get things moving so we can get to the real heart of your troubles. I want you to feel empowered within the process because I think that's when real change occurs.
 
I am a UKCP Accredited Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist.


If you have any questions at all, please give me a call or drop me an email and I'd be happy to discuss them with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at The Institute of Psychosynthesis in London where I gained my masters degree in psychotherapy. I have worked mainly in private practice and have also worked as a counsellor for organisations working with addictions and survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I aslo teach at the Institute of Psychosynthesis on the MA programme in Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

I offer 1 hour (60 minute) sessions at a cost of £70.

115 Promenade
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 1NW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

There are a few steps at the front of the building. Inside there is a lift from the ground floor to the second floor mesanine with the final short flight of steps to my office on the third floor.

Availability

I offer appointments in both the day times and evenings.

I am available to work via Skype.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Steve Bethell - Psychotherapist (UKCP, MA, BSc, Dip Psych, Dip Couns)

Steve Bethell - Psychotherapist (UKCP, MA, BSc, Dip Psych, Dip Couns)