Richard in colour‘It takes curiosity and a little bit of courage to explore new possibilities’

 

I’m currently a UKCP trainee counsellor, working towards an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy.

There are many different types of counselling and psychotherapy out there, so why ‘integrative’ psychotherapy?

Put simply, we all need a bit of support sometimes. We all need to be heard and to have the opportunity to explore life’s challenges.

And whilst I may draw on different psychotherapeutic modalities, current neuroscientific research and techniques such as problem-solving and mindfulness, my way of working is tailored to each person.

An outcome of our work together can be a greater understanding of why you react and feel the way you do about different situations. This can give you the choice to change.

Ultimately, integrative therapy nurtures meaningful choice … self-knowledge … and acceptance.

A bit more about me:

I’m in Year 3 of a 5 year MSc course at the Metanoia Institute. I’ve worked in the commercial and creative sector for over 20 years and continue to do so and I’m committed to creative diversity and mental health awareness within this profession.

The official bit:

I carry full professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

I’m registered with the following professional organisations: UKCP

I accept and follow the principles set out in the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the UKCP.