I am a children & young people’s therapist offering support for 6-18 year olds.
I have worked as a children & young people counsellor/therapist for the last twelve years in various settings including primary schools, secondary schools, within NHS and in my own private practice. I offer long-term and brief interventions providing therapeutic support for a wide and varied range of issues. The service I offer is a flexible one to best suit the needs of the client as everyone is different, this is to ensure we achieve the best therapeutic outcomes for each client.
Counselling gives a young person the opportunity to talk about how they feel without the fear of judgement, speaking to a counsellor away from their home or school life can take away some of the pressure. Counselling offers a safe environment for young people to express their feelings and understand what may have caused them to feel this way.
The methods used in sessions will depend on the clients age, situation and development, in addition to talking therapy a mixture of creative and CBT approaches may be adopted (whichever is felt to be the most effective).
BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy, 1st
Diploma in Theory & Practice of Counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Certificate in Working Therapeutically with Children & Young People
Certificate in Supervision
Place2Be Advanced Safeguarding Training
Rainbows Bereavement in Children & Young People Training
Working with young people who self-harm
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
TRAUMA INFORMED PSYCHOTHERAPIST, TRAINED IN TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS.
Are you struggling with day to day life? Feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Unable to move forward with things? Therapy can help. My name is Simon and I am a qualified psychotherapist with experience in working with a range of issues including: Trauma (from childhood as well as more recently, single event or multiple) – including sexual, physical, psychological, and emotional abuse; Existential issues ( such as loss, identity, making meaning); Anger; Anxiety; Depression. You don’t have to struggle alone, get in touch now.
I am trained in Transactional Analysis, an approach underpinned by the belief in everyone’s autonomy to make decisions. My way of working looks to understand where we have been in order to understand who we are now, and what changes we can make to be the person we want to be in the future.
I also specialise in bringing trauma informed, compassion focused, and body based approaches to my work. Initial sessions are about establishing a clear contract where we agree on what the work is to be done and I share knowledge of the theories that will inform our sessions to ensure an open, transparent, and collaborative approach to our work together.
The purpose of this Code of Ethics is to establish and maintain standards for supervisors at MIP and to inform and protect practitioners seeking supervision.
Supervisors shall be aware that the clauses below, and in other MIP policies, are not to be taken as fully inclusive, exclusive or definitive as to what may or may not constitute professional misconduct.
1.1 All supervisors are expected to conduct themselves in their supervisory activities and associated responsibilities in ways that do not bring MIP into disrepute. This applies in their role as supervisors at MIP and any other professional or academic organisations.
1.2 The primary purpose of supervision is to ensure that the supervisee is addressing the needs and safety of the client.
1.3 Supervisors are reminded that the training status of MIP trainees continues until graduation or formal withdrawal from the course.
2. Supervisors must recognise the value and dignity of supervisees, with regards to equality and diversity. Consideration of equality and diversity should underpin the basic values of psychotherapy and supervision.
3. (a) Supervisors are responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate boundaries between themselves and supervisees, so that professional relationships are not confused with other relationships. In principle, the provision of supervision should be separate from the provision of psychotherapy.
(b) During supervision, when it seems appropriate that the supervisor engages in therapy with the supervisee, a clear contract must be negotiated for the duration of the exercise.
4. Supervisors must not exploit supervisees financially, sexually, emotionally or in any other way.
5. (a) Supervisors are expected to commit themselves to their continuing professional development as Supervisors, and to monitor and evaluate the limits of their competence.
(b) Supervisors have a responsibility to themselves, their supervisees and MIP and to maintain their own effectiveness, resilience and ability to work with supervisees. They are expected to monitor their own performance and to seek help and/or withdraw from their role as supervisor, whether temporarily or permanently, if their personal resources are compromised.
(c) It is mandatory for MIP Supervisors to be in supervision themselves.
6. (a) As a general principle, Supervisors must maintain confidentiality with regards to information about their supervisees and their supervisees’ clients.
(b) In those instances where a Supervisor believes it necessary to break confidentiality, either in relation to the supervisee’s practice or client issues, they will, wherever possible, discuss this in advance with the supervisee concerned. They will make clear their reasons for this course of action and seek the co-operation of the supervisee. Confidentiality agreements may be broken where there are serious safety, legal or ethical concerns.
7. Supervisors, as members of MIP, are expected to adhere to the MIP Complaints Procedure in cases of alleged ethical misconduct.
8. If Supervisors wish to undertake academic and/or clinical research at MIP involving their supervisees, supervisees’ clients, staff, colleagues, trainees or placement clients, they must seek permission from the Clinical Director.
This policy will be reviewed every 18 months and updated a minimum of every 36 months.
Reviewed July 2019
The aim is to establish and maintain standards for trainers working at MIP or in the service of MIP.
Also, to inform and offer protection to the public who attend training or are seeking to train at MIP.
- Trainers should recognise the integrity, role and value of trainees, with regard to issues of race, origin, status, gender beliefs, sexual orientation and any other diversity aspect.
- Trainers are responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate boundaries between themselves and trainees, so that professional relationships are not confused with other relationships.
- Trainers need to respect and adhere to the dual relationships section within the UKCP/MIP Code of Ethics and Professional Practice policy, ie not to work therapeutically with clients who they are actively involved with in a substantial training role.
For example – former trainees must not be accepted as therapeutic clients until a period of six months has passed for reflection and after consultation with a supervisor.
- Trainers will ensure that every student has access to the course handbook, every MIP Policy and Procedure together with other relevant training manuals.
- Trainers will not exploit their status, financially or sexually.
- Trainers are expected to be members of MIP and to adhere to the UKCP/MIP’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice, as well as MIP’s Complaints Procedure in cases of alleged ethical misconduct.
This policy will be reviewed every 18 months and updated a minimum of every 36 months.
Reviewed August 2019
Hi, I’m Adrian,
I am a student in advanced training of Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, completing my final year.
I was drawn to being a therapist after my own experiences of life’s challenges. I have had a passion for mental health for over 18 years, but also a passion for personal growth and well being.
My therapeutic approach is relational, working together to tailor our work to your individual needs. I have five years experience working with young people, with educational needs, and supporting families in this area. I believe life can be overwhelming at times. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment to help individuals work through their depression, anxiety, or everyday life struggles/challenges, to help you work through your thoughts and feelings. Should you wish to know more I welcome inquiries, and look forward to working together
Psychotherapy is an important investment in your wellbeing. Taking the first step can be a little daunting. After reading this, I hope you feel more at ease and ready to start.
Therapy is a uniquely personal experience and we are all different. So, at our first meeting we will explore what you want to achieve. Our work together might include:
- Building a strong sense of who you are and how you want to be in the world, so that you can make confident choices and decisions.
- Making connections between past and present to help resolve old issues and question out-dated beliefs that may be stopping you from reaching your goals.
- Navigating difficulties at work such as bullying, restructure or redundancy.
- Coming to terms with bereavement, loss or the end of a relationship.
- Feeling more balanced, present and resourceful.
We will also look to the future so that, when you are ready to end therapy, you have developed some good self-care strategies and a plan of what is next for you.
My approach is one of warmth, kindness and compassion. I offer a safe, respectful and confidential space, where you will feel heard, accepted and understood. My role is to accompany you on yourjourney, help you gain a better understanding of yourself and support you to make the changes you want.
I work using Transactional Analysis (TA) a form of psychotherapy, which provides some very practical models for understanding ourselves, enhancing communication and deepening relationships.
My professional background is in organisational development. An interest in people and relationships led me to retrain as a psychotherapist. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and began working with clients in 2015. During this time, I have experienced the power of psychotherapy to heal and transform. I have special interests in childhood trauma, spirituality and creativity.
I am a member of BACP and trainee member of UKCP and UKATA and adhere to their ethical standards.
Post Graduate Level 7
The course is run over 5 days on: Friday 18th October 2019, Friday 29th November, Friday 13th December, Friday 17th January and Friday 14th February.
This course is suitable for qualified psychotherapists and counsellors who wish to extend their practice to include hynotherapy.
Each day will include a mixture of teaching, videos and interactive learning and will be accompanied by preliminary reading. This is primarily an experiential course. Other resources and references will be made available to accompany each day. 80% attendance is required to pass the course. There is no exam, although there will be ongoing practice required during the day with fellow students.
The course will be run over 5 modules and will be facilitated by Dr Jonathan Lloyd who for the last 13 years has run a busy private practice in Bramhall which incorporates psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. He has lectured on counselling and ran The Northern College of Creative Hypnotherapy which trained hundreds of hypnotherapists over 6 years. His doctorate from the University of Manchester was on the use of metaphor on counselling and he is the author of Whales in the Desert: The use of Metaphors in Therapy. He is a director of the International Attachment Network and has spoken at many conferences across Europe. He will be a keynote speaker at the MIP conference this November.
Day 1 – 18th October 2019 – Introduction to Hypnotherapy
Day 2 – 29th November 2019 – Self Hypnosis & Working with Trance States
Day 3 – 13th December 2019. Metaphors of the Mind & The Inner-Child
Day 4.- 17th January 2020 Clinical application – how to work with presenting issues
Day 5.- 14th February 2020 – Clinical application (continued) & review
Times: 10.00am – 5.00 pm
Venue: Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
Fees: £950.00 in total
Non refundable deposit of £150 is required to book your place.
Payable online or by card by telephoning 0161-862 9456
Cheques payable to CTS
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A One Day workshop presented by Susie Hewitt & Mandy Atkinson
We all have a unique food script, and this can influence how we work relationally with clients in this area. Whether the primary presenting issue, or more usually a secondary factor, our clients often bring their complicated relationship with food to us. There are different eating and weight-related issues that might present in the therapy room, e.g. overweight clients may despair from lifelong weight problems and the yo-yo dieting regime that has not given them the changes they wanted. Underweight clients may be very vulnerable in terms of their psychological and physical health and overwhelmed by the critical messages they experience. Clients who present with eating and weight-related issues are often very defended and can use strategies such as under-eating, binging and purging and over-exercising. The challenge therapeutically is to understand the underlying trauma behind the presenting issues.
This workshop will look to answer the following questions: –
- How far back must we go to understand our clients’ unconscious food script (i.e. epigenetic factors, in-utero experience, initial feeding experience, weaning approach etc)?
- Why is working with food, weight and eating issues so complicated and challenging?
can we work relationally with clients to facilitate healing and psychological wellbeing
including healthy changes around food, body size
- Which approaches can we adopt therapeutically as we work with clients/patients in this complicated area?
- How does understanding our own food script help understand possible challenging countertransference with clients?
- What supervision and support is required in working therapeutically with a client’s eating and weight issues and food script.
We will explore theory, approaches, treatment planning, new model (designed by Mandy) of working therapeutically with food and weight, new mini-food script (designed by Susie), case studies & vignettes, along with an exciting opportunity to participate in live triad practice.
Trainers : – Mandy Atkinson PTSTA(P) and Susie Hewitt PTSTA(P) have a wealth of experience in working with clients in this area. Mandy is a primary course tutor at Peter Symonds College and Susie is a primary course tutor at the Manchester Institute. They are both UKCP registered Clinical Supervisors and Psychotherapists.
Venue: The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
Dates: Monday, 16th March 2020
Time: 10.00am – 5.00 pm
Cost: £145 – Deposit – £75 (non-refundable)
Payable online or by card by telephoning 0161-862 9456
Or by cheque payable to: Manchester Trainings
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This workshop carries Continuing Professional Development Credits