Experience and Qualifications

How do I choose a therapist?

Some considerations and suggestions to help you make a choice:

1. Are they professionally qualified and how long have they been in practice? What are their qualifications? It is vital that your  psychotherapist or counsellor is highly skilled and able to assist you with your concerns.

2. Anyone can call themselves a counsellor or psychotherapist because the profession is not regulated. Choose someone who belongs to a recognised professional body such as UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) or BACP (British Association for Counselling or Psychotherapy)

3. Do they state that they adhere to a recognised code of ethics?

4. Do they undertake regular Continuing Professional Development

5. Do they offer a written contract which outlines administrative and business arrangements?

I have been in practice for over fifteen years and have experience in the voluntary, NHS and private sectors. I am highly qualified and my training is rigorous, extensive and ongoing.

Qualifications:

MSc Psychotherapy

PTSTA (P)

CTA (P)

 Diploma in Supervision

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Links

www.bacp.co.uk

www.psychotherapy.org.uk