Stephen PattinsonCounselling & Psychotherapy for the North West
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Professional Qualification

Professional Qualifications

HND Counselling - Lancaster University
Cert Clinical Supervision -Manchester Institute for psychotherapy
Certificate in Education (Cert Ed) -Senior counselling tutor
Diploma Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis
OCST 2 Online Counselling Skills Diploma

Since qualifying 2001 through the University of Lancaster I have been, working 1-1 and specialising in group work, which I have written and developed various treatment programmes used around North West of England, in rehabs, NHS day care and prisons. Qualified as a supervisor in 2006 through the Manchester institute of psychotherapy. Senior lecturer in counselling level 4 Diploma.

Ongoing Professional Development
I regularly attend training courses and workshops to extend my understanding of specific difficulties and needs. Themes addressed by some of the workshops I have attended in recent years include:

Neuroscience of addiction (BACP Conference/Work shop)

Co-dependency (BACP Conference/ Work shop)

Concepts of bereavement (BACP Conference/ Workshop)

Working with trauma (BACP Conference/Workshop)

Working with Muslim children and young people (BACP Conference/Workshop)

Domestic violence (BACP Conference/Workshop)

Shame and secrecy associated with self-harm (BACP Conference/Workshop)

Integrative artwork in Counselling (BACP Conference/Workshop)

Supporting male victims of sexual abuse (BACP Conference/Workshop)

Stabilisation work in complex trauma counselling (BACP Conference/Workshop

Professional Accreditation and Memberships
I am a senior accredited and registered counsellor/supervisor - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)and I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. Member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

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