Robin Trewartha MEd, MSc, HCPC Reg.
January 2022 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 the detail 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 concerned that I may be less well-placed to offer longer term therapy.
Therefore, I have decided to let my professional memberships lapse as they come up for renewal after 2022. Furthermore, I will steadily shift from direct work with individuals, to offering on-line consultations.
A new page explaining how this might work can be found at:
I can offer some organised short-term work if you request it. 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.
My professional background
In the meanwhile, please note I am registered under my ‘official’ name:
Arthur Robert Trewartha
….. with the Health Care Professionals Council web site as Registrant PYL23028. I have training, qualifications and accreditation in counselling psychology through the HCPC despite giving up my British Psychological Society (BPS) memberships.
… 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 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 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).
- over twenty years practice as a 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.
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 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 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!!
Do contact me if you have any questions about my material, or the work I do.
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