Professional Qualifications and Training
Stephen trained at the Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute (SCPTI) where he obtained the Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
As part of his ongoing professional development Stephen has undertaken a range of additional training, including Embodied-relational Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, Psychological Treatment of Trauma, The Impact of Neglect and Abuse on the Brain, Adoption Counselling Expertise (ACE), Anxiety Disorders in Clinical Practice, Working with Client’s with Depression and Essential Supervision Skills (BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision).
Stephen has a lengthy experience working in private practice and in multi-disciplinary settings in the statutory and voluntary sector. He worked as a Counsellor for 5 years at After Adoption Yorkshire (now PAC-UK), a registered charity supporting birth parents, adoptive parents and adopted adults. As part of this role he trained Local Authority personnel on the impact abuse and neglect has on child and adult attachments.
He has since worked for two Therapeutic Fostering Schemes supporting foster carers with children who have suffered significant harm, and as a therapist in the NHS, on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), he worked directly with children and young people with complex needs and challenging behaviour.
In addition to his private practice, Stephen currently works part-time as a psychotherapist for two independent fostering agencies, maintaining a training element to his work with foster carers and staff. He also offers counselling and psychotherapy to trainee counsellors and psychotherapists and is an independent clinical supervisor for counselling and psychotherapy students at Newman University.
Stephen is registered and accredited as a psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Accredited Practitioner status means that the training he has completed meets the standards set by relevant professional bodies, and has reached a specified level of professional experience. Stephen has also undertaken his own personal therapy.
To maintain his professional accreditation Stephen works within a Code of Ethics and Practise, is committed to ongoing training and development, and his practise is reviewed regularly by experienced colleagues and his professional organisation.
Stephen adheres to the Code of Ethics and Professional Practise of Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute, which conforms to the Code of Ethics and Practise of UKCP.
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute