I’ve seen therapists on TV. Is it like that?
I often cringe when I see Psychotherapy scenes on the screen. I abide by the UKAHPP (UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners) code of ethics, ensuring I work safely, ethically, and respectfully with my clients. This is not well represented in media which fabricates drama for entertainment value. Therapists registered with professional bodies such as UKAHPP are held to a high professional standard that is intended to protect clients. I undergo regular supervision with one hour of supervision for every six client therapy hours. In accordance with data protection requirements, I am a member of of the ICO (Information Commission Office) and am a Data Protection Officer, which ensures that all your confidential data, collected online and face to face is kept safely. My ICO registration number is ZB610592.
What do my qualifications mean?
Pease note that the term psychotherapist is not currently a protected title. This means that anyone can call themselves a psychotherapist without having any robust qualifications. I have obtained both Psychology MSc (The University of Manchester) and Psychotherapy MSc (Edge Hill University) at a Post Graduate level, which makes me highly qualified.