Tara Longworth MBACP (Reg), UKATA Dip. TA Practice
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and my practice covers Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Oxted. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation.
How I Work
I provide a confidential and safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings so we can understand your frame of reference and focus on what feels important to you. Being listened to by someone empathic and in a place free of judgement is a powerful way for you to make sense of what is going on for you. Together we can build on your inner resources and resilience helping you to experience a more fulfilling life.
My training is in Transactional Analysis, a theory of personality and communication, and I work integratively drawing on other models and theories in order to meet the individual needs of clients. My approach is 'relational' whereby our relationship is an integral part of the work we do together. It is through the here-and-now of our relationship that we can uncover historical patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, creating awareness of how these patterns may impact you and the way you relate in the present. We will focus on your wants and needs and together we will explore what you hope to achieve in our time together and what it is you would like to change.
The number of sessions will be based upon what you feel you need. I offer both Counselling and Psychotherapy. The difference being that Counselling tends to be short to medium term working in the here-and-now with less complex issues. Psychotherapy is medium to long-term and involves working in greater depth with more deep rooted issues and patterns of relating from the past and therefore more complex issues. Both Counselling and Psychotherapy are closely related and are both ‘Talking Therapies’ they both involve the therapist walking alongside the client as an empathic, non-judgemental listener, supporting and empowering the client in making decisions for themselves about their life.
I work on a short, medium or long-term basis with individuals and couples. I have extensive experience of working with Adults with a wide range of presenting issues.
Codes of Ethics
I am a member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis), EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis) and the ITAA (International Transactional Analyst Association. I work in accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice of these professional bodies. As a part of my continuing professional development I have regular supervision with other experienced professional UKCP psychotherapists and engage in regular training.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG UKATA Diploma TA Practice
Four years Post Graduate Advanced Clinical Training in Transactional Analysis leading to CTA/MSc TA Psychotherapy.
Completed Trauma workshops as follows:
- Foundation for the Introductory certificate in Trauma Therapy
- Attachment, Attachment and Disorder Trauma and Recovery
- Severe and Complex Trauma and Dissociation
- Treating Traumatised Children
- Animal Assisted Therapy
- Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders
- Working with Victims of Domestic Abuse Based on The Freedom Programme
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 Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me to arrange a free, no obligation 15 minute telephone conversation on 07876 571659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During our initial call we can explore how I can help you and whether you would like to meet with me. We will then agree a mutually agreed time and date to meet for our first session. This session is an opportunity for us to explore how we might work together and for you to decide whether you wish to commit to regular sessions.
All sessions are £50 for a 50 minute session and are weekly occurring the same time and same day every week.
My practice covers Oxted and Sevenoaks.