It can be confusing to work out whether you should seek help from a counsellor or psychotherapist, especially when there is often a great deal of overlap in the services being offered. The difference is usually the level of training and professional skills practice required.
Choosing a psychotherapist means that you can be assured that a nationally required minimum standard of education and training, professional skills, conduct, performance and ethics for practice has been met.
I offer supervision to Psychotherapists and Counsellors, both qualified and in training.
I offer a supportive and reflective supervision space, tailored to the practitioners needs and to the ongoing development of their professional practice.
The overall purpose of existential therapy is to allow clients to explore their lived experience honestly, openly and comprehensively. Through this spontaneous, collaborative process of discovery, clients are helped to gain a clearer sense of their experiences and the subjective meanings they may hold. Fully engaging in this supportive, explorative, challenging process can help clients come to terms with themselves and how they relate to others. Consequently, it can also encourage them to choose ways of being in the present and future that they, themselves, identify as more deeply satisfying, meaningful and authentic.
We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
Existential psychotherapy strives to empower and place the client and his or her life choices at the centre of the therapeutic process. Whilst I do include some psychodynamic, relational, schema and attachment based and cognitive behavioural approaches, I fundamentally work phenomenologically, which means that the client's subjective experience is of primary importance.
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I work with supervisees to develop an environment of integrity and openness for the purpose of enhancing reflective skills, maximising the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions, informing ethical decisions and facilitating the use of therapeutic relationship. The supervisory contract we negotiate will be clearly defined and regularly reviewed.
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It requires an initial 5 years psychotherapy training to be able to register with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) who are the leading organisation for the education, training, accreditation and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors in the UK.
The UKCP exist to promote and maintain high standards of practice of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling for the benefit of the public throughout the United Kingdom. The UKCP is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. The UKCP also ensure that psychotherapists continue to attend training and professional development workshops to keep skills and practice updated.