About Robin Trewartha

Robin Trewartha MEd, MSc, C Psychol., Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), HCPC Reg.

May 2021 UPDATE

I have been semi-retired for some ten years now. During that time, this website has expanded a great deal. I trust it remains useful to readers and that the detail I provide is not confusing or discouraging. I rely on you telling me, if that is the case!

As some of you will know,, during the last ten years, I have remained in practice as a registered counselling psychologist. I have maintained my professional credentials, but the time is coming close when that must change. I am particularly concerned that I may be less well-placed to offer longer term therapy.

Therefore, I have decided to let my professional memberships lapse from 2022. Furthermore, I will steadily shift from direct work with individuals, to offering on-line consultations.  It is possible that I can offer some organised short-term work, but that will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Whatever happens, the existing services offered on the website will be continue to be available for the foreseeable future.

I expect to continue to add more and more small, safe experiments as you, the reader, keeps me informed.

In the meanwhile, please note I am registered under my ‘official’ name:

Arthur Robert Trewartha

….. on the British Psychological Society (BPS) web site as member 90091.  I am an Associate Fellow of the BPS as well as a Chartered member of BPS Division of Counselling Psychology and a member of the BPS Section in Coaching Psychology.

….. with the Health Care Professionals Council web site as Registrant PYL23028

…  I have training, qualifications and accreditation in counselling psychology.

… I have had training in professional supervision,  psychological debriefing, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Brief and Strategic Therapy, Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Reprogramming (EMDR) and Clinical Hypnosis. In recent years,  have given up my memberships of the Institute for Transactional Analysis (ITA).  I retain an interest in Systemic therapy (‘couples’ counselling) as I have had additional training in this area. I am not presently accredited in these schools of practice, but I regard myself as well-informed and experienced.

Last year (2020), after many decades of membership, I retired as a Senior Accredited Practitioner rom the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I am presently semi-retired and practising as an independent Chartered and Registered Counselling Psychologist, as well as counselling supervisor/consultant.

During my career, I had a special interest in the management of aggression and violence as well as critical incident debriefing (running post-incident support programmes). I continue to offer therapy relating to trauma and anxiety management. I work from home in the East of England.

In short, I have:

  • fifteen years experience as a qualified social worker, in the probation service and  child  & family work,
  • over ten years experience as a teacher in Higher and Further Education, including recent experience in the Medical School of the University of East Anglia (UEA).
  • around twenty years working as a counsellor before retraining as a psychologist. Here I specialised in work with Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP).
  • nearly twenty years practice as a chartered and registered counselling psychologist. I retired from office-based practice in London in 2012.

Other areas of professional interest include stress management,  bereavement, loss & change. I spent time working with St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney, London, as well as time with CRUSE Bereavement Care in Scotland.

My specialist area of staff training was in the management of Aggression and Violence in the Workplace (1995). There is a manual relating to this topic written by me, alongside Dave Leadbetter. Many moons ago, we offered in-house training to local authorities and residential care establishments and our book keeps selling!

I have worked recently as a Trustee in a Domestic Abuse support, education and counselling service.

I am a BUPA, Aviva and AXA/PPP recognised practitioner, but these registrations will be lapsing shortly.

I work alongside Christina Mason, my wife and partner and we work in different ways, giving our clients a lot of choice!!

I am attaching a brief video to help folk verify who I am as and when they are planning to visit me.


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2 thoughts on “About Robin Trewartha

  1. I was initially drawn to Robin due to his extensive website content, which indicated to me that this is a calling not just a profession for him.

    I cannot recommend Robin highly enough! He immediately put me at ease and has such a lovely character. He has a vast wealth of knowledgable and experience to draw from and a wonderfully real and personable approach.

    Thank you Robin, it was an absolute pleasure.

  2. Hi Robin! Found your blog very interesting and useful. My first experiment was not rushing in to post a comment after the first time I looked at it, just because I felt I wanted to do the right thing and get it out of the way! Did have a sense of slight guilt for some time afterwards but also felt good about it because it was something new for me and it was ok to put it off for some time. I am going to send your link to some family and friends who I think would like to see it. Of course for me a lot of it was familiar after my various counselling courses; reading and CPD training for Cruse. I liked how the reading of the Blog could have different effects at different times, as you pointed out in the beginning. So will continue to dip into it every so often. Busy as ever, like yourselves, but I think we agreed that was a good thing!
    Love Maria

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