My journey to become a psychotherapist began in 2013, at Northern Guild of Psychotherapy and Counselling, where I completed six years of training and assessment before qualifying as a psychotherapist with a Masters degree in Psychotherapy. The criteria for this training and assessment is set in conjunction with UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), part of which is a mandatory four years of training, assessing, practice and supervision. This was extended by me for an additional two years as I undertook and completed my Masters degree, qualifying as a psychotherapist in 2019.
Undertaking such a thorough training, assessment and qualifying process demonstrates that I have achieved a standard, nationally recognised by the UKCP. You can find out more about the UKCP here https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/about-ukcp/. As a client, this gives you piece of mind that the training I have received has been professional, thorough and of a high standard, to meet the UKCP accreditation criteria.
As a registered member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), I am bound by their professional ethical codes of conduct and practice in accordance with them and thise if the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I also have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service DBS Certificate (previously the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
MSc in Psychotherapy - 2020 (confirmed officially)
Psychotherapist - 2019 - UCCP Accredited training course
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor 2017 - UKCP Accredited training course
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy - 2017
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - 2015
The Northern Guild has been established for over 30 years and is accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the European Association for Counselling (EAC) http://counselling.northernguild.org/about-us/
Working for several years at a GP surgery, mental health organisation and in my private practice, I have worked with clients experiencing a range of issues and risk from anxiety, relationship issues and low mood to abuse and suicidal thoughts.