Qualifications: BSc(Econ), MEd, MSc, Cert Couns Supervision, HCPC Reg
I am registered as a Counselling Psychologist under my ‘official’ name:
Arthur Robert Trewartha
….. with the Health Care Professionals Council website as Registrant PYL23028. I have training, qualifications and accreditation in Counselling Psychology through the HCPC despite giving up my British Psychological Society (BPS) membership a short time ago.
… 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, I have given up my membership of the Institute for Transactional Analysis (ITA) and Meridian Therapy.
I retain an interest in Systemic therapy (‘couples’ counselling) as I have had additional training in this area. I am not presently accredited in any school, but I regard myself as well-informed and experienced.
In 2020, after many decades of membership, I retired as a Senior Accredited Practitioner with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
In short, I am now semi-retired and practising as an independent Registered Counselling Psychologist, as well as a consultant.
During my career, I had a special interest in the management of aggression and violence as well as critical incident debriefing (that is, managing 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 teaching experience in the Medical School of the University of East Anglia (UEA).
- around twenty years working as a counsellor before retraining as a psychologist. I specialised in work with Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP).
- nearly twenty-five years practice as a registered Counselling Psychologist. I retired from office-based practice in London in 2012.
Other areas of professional interest include stress and trauma management, bereavement and loss & change. I spent time working with St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney, London, as well as time with CRUSE Bereavement Care in Scotland operating as a trainer/supervisor.
Robin as an author
My specialist area of staff training was in the management of Aggression and Violence in the Workplace (1995). There is a manual relating to the topic written by me, alongside Dave Leadbetter. Many moons ago, we offered in-house training to local authorities and residential care establishments!
I have been a BUPA, Aviva and AXA/PPP recognised practitioner, but these registrations have now lapsed. Please advise me if you find my name remains on the sites of these health insurance companies.
I work alongside Christina Mason, my wife and partner. We work in different ways, giving our clients a lot of choice!!
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January 2023 UPDATE
I have been semi-retired for over ten years now. During that time, this website has expanded a great deal. I trust it remains useful to readers and the detail is not confusing or discouraging. I rely on you telling me if that is the case. The contact form below may assist with that!
I have maintained my professional credentials with several organisations but the time is coming close when that will change. I have decided to let some other professional memberships lapse as they come up for renewal after 2023. This does not, as yet, apply to my State Registration as a Counselling Psychologist but now I may be less well-placed to offer longer term therapy.
The website, and what it offers, will remain available for the foreseeable future. Thanks to my son, Alan, the site has been moved to a less business-oriented provider.
I will continue to add more and more small, safe experiments as long as you, the reader, keeps me informed.
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