Stuart competencies

 

Stuart Core therapy competences:

My Core competencies are therapy models which I am trained and accredited in as stand alone competences. In other words I am accredited in these, each in their own right. This is part of my multi modal practice (multiple models, each accredited). The professional bodies responsible for each modal are indicated.

My professional registrations and registration with PSA (Professional Standards Authority Accredited Registers) can be found HERE

More information can be found at my individual practice site HERE

The main trainings / accreditations were within the following:

 

  1. Diploma in Analysis, Hypnosis and Stress management based counselling / psychotherapy with ASM/IHP externally validated via NVQ Level 4 T&D City & Guilds (National Awards Standards Level 5 = equivalent to graduate level). This enables CNHC PSA AR registration via Hypnotherapy component.
  2. Post Graduate Accreditation in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, including cognitive behavioural, humanistic and psychoanalysis with NACHP. Above Level 5, and post graduate level. This enables CNHC PSA AR registration via Hypnotherapy component.
  • Accredited titles: (accreditation in brackets)
    Stress Management Consultant
    (ASM/IHP and NVQ City & Guilds Level 4 T&D award)
  • Psychoanalyst / Analyst (NACHP/IHP), Analyst & Hypnoanalyst (ASM/IHP). Competency certified in Cognitive Analysis Behavioural System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for long term depression.
  • Clinical Psychotherapist (NACHP/NCP/ICP)
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist (NACHP/NCP/ICP/CNHC/FHT)
  • Life Coach (NCP/ICP/SHTC)
  • Psycho-educational trainer/ practitioner
    (RSPH/IHPE/SHTC and NVQ City & Guilds Level 4 T&D award)
  • Mindfulness Practitioner (SHTC/FHT/NACHP)
  • Certified Nutritional & Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals
  • Certified Clinical Mindfulness (PESI)
  • Certified: Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional.  (CCATP) Intensive Training Certification.
  • Certified: Clinical Practitioner: Attention Disorders. (ADHD-CCSP) Intensive Training Certification.
  • Certified: Depression & Mood Disorder Treatment Professional (CDMDTP)
  • Certified: Anger Management Treatment Professional (CAMTP)
  • Certified: Clinical Trauma Professional. (CCTP) Intensive Training Certification.
  • Certified: Clinical Trauma Professional: Complex trauma and Disassociative Disorders (CCTP II)
    Registered IAPT

    Certified Trauma Professional

     

    Certified Complex Trauma Professional

    Certified Complex Trauma Professional

     

     

     

    Certified: using Hypnosis, Neuroscience and mind/body approaches in Trauma treatment

  • Proficancy certified: ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Acupressure seated Massage practitioner (SHTC/GHT)
  • Martial Art based movement therapy and Chi Gung (SHTC)
Post Graduate Fellow of the Association of Stress Management

Post graduate Fellow of the Association of Stress Management

 

Post Graduate Fellow, Institute of Hypnosis and Parapsychology

Post Graduate Fellow, Institute of Hypnosis and Parapsychology

1. Psychoanalysis (psychoanalyst or analyst)

Levels: Professional Accreditation and Qualification. Additional Under Graduate & Post Graduate Study

  • Initial Qualification and assessment (IHP/ASM) Psychodynamic & cognitive behavioural. Externally accredited via NVQ Level 4 Portfolio (level 5 UK standards scale) as one of 4 models over diploma (3 yrs) & NVQ (4 years) graduate level.
  • Systems analysis including SSADM and advanced analytic methods as part of BSc (Hons) IIT (3 years degree)
  • Additional Assessment and vocational accreditation process NACHP (2 yrs Post Graduate level, above Level 5)
  • Additional Academic study, BA (Hons) Philosophy and Psychology
  • Post Graduate comparative study – Humanistic -v- Psychodynamic -v- Linguistic (Part of MSc Psychology)
  • Accredited in model as stand alone component of multi-model practice, NACHP, NCP, ICP
  • asterclass CPD trained in relational EMDR
    National Council of Psychotherapists. Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychoanalysis, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Psychology, Mental Health

    National Council of Psychotherapists.

     

    NACHP

    National Association of Counsellors Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. Accredited clinical psychotherapist. Counselling Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy

    International council of pychotherapists

    International Council of psychotherapists

2. Humanistic Psychology (humanistic psychologist, psychotherapist or counsellor)

Levels: Professional Accreditation and Qualification. Additional Under Graduate & Post Graduate Study

  • Initial Qualification and assessment (IHP/ASM) Externally accredited via NVQ Level 4 Portfolio as one of 4 models over diploma (3 yrs) & NVQ (4 years) Graduate level 5 level.
  • Additional Assessment and vocational accreditation process NACHP (2 yrs Post Graduate level, above Level 5)
  • Additional Academic study, BA (Hons) Philosophy and Psychology
  • Post Graduate comparative study – Humanistic -v- Psychodynamic -v- Linguistic  (Part of MSc)
  • Accredited in model as stand alone component of multi-model practice, NACHP, NCP, ICP
  • Registered FHT under Mindfulness (a form of eastern humanistic psychology)
  • Mindfulness Association registered practitioner: not a qualification but an indication of commitment to personal daily mindful and humanistic practice.
  • National Association of Counsellors Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. Accredited clinical psychotherapist. Counselling Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy

National Council of Psychotherapists. Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychoanalysis, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Psychology, Mental Health

 

National Council of Psychotherapists.

NACHP

National Association of Counsellors Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. Accredited clinical psychotherapist. Counselling Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy

3. Cognitive Behavioural (cognitive behavioural therapist, cognitive behavioural analyst, psychotherapist)

Levels: Professional Accreditation and Qualification. Additional Under Graduate & Post Qualification Study

  • Initial Qualification and assessment (IHP/ASM) Externally accredited via NVQ Level 4 Portfolio as one of 4 models over diploma (3 yrs) & NVQ (4 years) Graduate Level 5.
  • Additional Assessment and vocational accreditation process NACHP.  (2 yrs Post Graduate level, above Level 5)
  • Cognitive psychology modules as score part of BA(Open) Degree, University Certificate of Education, and MSc Psychology courses.
  • Post Qualification competency training in CBASP (Dundee University Medical school & Tayside NHS)
  • Accredited in model as stand alone component of multi-model practice, NACHP, NCP, ICP
  • Competency training in CBT for depression and MBCT for depression
    National Council of Psychotherapists. Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychoanalysis, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Psychology, Mental Health

    National Council of Psychotherapists.

    NACHP
    National Association of Counsellors Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. Accredited clinical psychotherapist. Counselling Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy

4. Eastern Psychology (eastern psychologist, humanistic psychologist, complementary therapist)

Levels: Professional registration and Personal adherence. Additional Under Graduate Graduate Study

  • Over 30 years of personal adherence through spirituality, Martial Arts (5th dan) and mindful practice. (supported by certification see CPD)
  • Mindful application pioneered by NACHP President Yapko, influencing multi-model practice
  • University undergrad study as part of Certificate of education in Theology and Philosophy
  • University Undergrad study as part of BA (Hons) Open
  • SHTC & FHT registered mindful practitioner
  • Additional interest and informal (and CPD) training in a range of complementary therapies
  • Registered Practitioner with the Mindfulness Association: not a qualification but a commitment of personal daily mindfulness practice.
  • MBCT clinical competency training
  • MBSR clinical competency training
  • Certified: Clinical Application of Mindfulness

National Council of Psychotherapists. Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychoanalysis, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Psychology, Mental Health

National Council of Psychotherapists.

RIGHT registered psychotherapist counsellor hypnotherapy mindfulness complementary therapist
RIGHT registered psychotherapist counsellor hypnotherapy mindfulness complementary therapist, Coach

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Holistic Complementary therapist: Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, EMMETT

5. Clinical Hypnotherapy (clinical hypnotist, clinical hypnotherapist, hypno-analyst)

Levels: Professional Accreditation and Qualification. Subject to Voluntary PSA AR and regulation.

  • Initial Qualification and assessment (IHP/ASM) Externally accredited via NVQ Level 4 Portfolio as one of 4 models over diploma (3 yrs) & NVQ (4 years) Graduate level 5
  • Additional Assessment and vocational accreditation process NACHP (2 yrs Post Graduate level, above Level 5)
  • Accredited in model as stand alone component of multi-model practice, NACHP, NCP, ICP
  • FHT PSA registered hypnotherapist
  • National Association of Counsellors Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. Accredited clinical psychotherapist. Counselling Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy
  • Certified in Specialist use of Hypnosis, Neurology & Mind-Body work in Trauma Treatment

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National Council of Psychotherapists. Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychoanalysis, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Psychology, Mental Health

National Council of Psychotherapists.

NACHP

National Association of Counsellors Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. Accredited clinical psychotherapist. Counselling Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy

 

Federation of Holistic Therapists. Registered Hypnotherapist and complementary holistic therapist

Federation of Holistic Therapists. Hypnotherapy

6. Life Coaching (life coach, psycho education trainer, NLP)

Levels: Professional Accreditation and Qualification. Additional Accredited (NVQ) Vocational Study

  • Level 4 Training & Development award in initial training included specific evidence of CBT model life coaching and NLP, and additional C25 Coaching module was completed. Dissemination of information from sources of authority in complementary health topics for psycho education an integral tested component.
  • NCP & SHTC accredited Life coaching practitioner
  • NACHP accreditation included coaching and NLP evidence
  • NLP Level 3 awards in Coaching and NLP
  • Fellow Royal Society for Public Health
National Council of Psychotherapists. Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychoanalysis, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Psychology, Mental Health

National Council of Psychotherapists.

 

SHTC life coaching

Society of Holistic Therapists and Coaches

 

RIGHT registered psychotherapist counsellor hypnotherapy mindfulness complementary therapist

RIGHT registered psychotherapist counsellor hypnotherapy mindfulness complementary therapist, Coach

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7. Physical and movement therapies

  • Chi Gung and martial arts (interpretative Chi Gung work). 5th Dan Black Belt, Level 3 Diploma Chi Gung
  • EMMETT basic treatments competency trained (short course only)
  • Practitioner Diploma Seated Acupressure and Massage (CMTHA, SHTC, GHT recognised)

RIGHT registered psychotherapist counsellor hypnotherapy mindfulness complementary therapist
RIGHT registered psychotherapist counsellor hypnotherapy mindfulness complementary therapist, Coach

Guild of Holistic Therapists

Guild of Holistic Therapists, professional registration and insurance: Acupressure & Seated Massage

8. Nutrition and Integrative Therapy.

  • Stuart has completed Certification in Integrative and Nutritional Therapy, a post graduate, post qualification certification for existing professionals.
    Includes:
    Nutrition
    Vitamin and Mineral Therapy
    Herbalism
    Yoga
    Somatic Therapy
    Other unofficial drugs
  • Stuart has completed a CPD diploma in nutrition for mental health
  • Stuart has over 2 years experience working in face to face nutritional advisory roles with associated trade training.

 

Additional CPD Continuous Professional Development training includes (not full list):

CPD training is significant, but is used to integrate into practice around core models. It is not to the same level as core competency, but is rather “add on” methods.

  • PODS Clinical Dissociative Disorder CPD Training. Specialist training and discussion workshop for dissociative disorders.
  • St Andrews First Aid. Emergency First Aid at Work
  • TODO Institute of Japanese Psychology. Morita Life Coaching and personal development
  • TODO Institute of Japanese Psychology. Mindfulness and Naikan meditation methods
  • Complaints: How to deal with them. BMJ
  • Epilepsy- in association with NICE. BMJ
  • Prescribing Hypertensives: what the patient is thinking. BMJ Dealing with Difficult Doctors. BMJ
  • Breaking bad news to patients and relatives. BMJ
  • Diagnosis. BMJ
  • Anxiety & Depression – in association with NICE. BMJ
  • What’s a good diagnostic test?. BMJ
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: diagnosis and management. BMJ
  • Using CBT in general practice. BMJ
  • Patient confidentiality and disclosing information. BMJ
  • Bipolar Disorder: management in secondary care – with NICE. BMJ
  • Bipolar Disorder – management in primary care – with NICE. BMJ
  • Epilepsy awareness course for care workers
  • Medication course for care workers
  • Health & safety in the workplace for care workers
  • Manual Handling in the workplace for care workers
  • Intensive service support (violent behaviour) for care workers
  • Violence at Work: health and safety Course
  • Mindfulness (Dip)
  • MBSR for groups (Cert: Clinical competency workshop)
  • MBCT for depression (Cert: Clinical competency workshop
  • CBT for depression (Cert: Clinical competency workshop)
  • DBT (Cert)
  • Hygge (Cert)
  • Social work competency Lvl 4
  • Mental health Social Work lvl 4
  • Integrative Therapeutic counselling Lvl 4 (Dip)
  • Psychotherapy lvl 3 and 4 (Dip)
  • Hypnotherapy lvl 4 (Dip)
  • Chi Gung lvl 3 (Dip)
  • CBT for Depression (Cert: Clinical competency workshop)
  • Mindfulness for clinical groups (Cert: Clinical competency workshop)
  • Buddhist psychology (Cert)
  • Life Coaching lvl 3 (Dip)
  • NLP lvl 3 (Dip)
  • Gestalt Therapy: Personal Transformation (Cert)
  • Sidereus story telling Hypnosis (Dip)
  • Rapid induction Hypnosis (Cert)
  • Humanistic Psychology (Uni 30 Credits)
  • Counselling (Uni 30 credits)
  • Nutrition for Mental Health (Cert)
  • Ericksonian Hypnotherapy (Cert)
  • Meditation made easy (CPD refresher)
  • EMMETT short course in physical treatment (& registered on the FHT held register under EMMETT)
  • “Words that change minds” NLP communication refresher workshop
  • University Module on Criminality & Mental Health (Open University)
  • Neuroscience: Neuro Cognitive & Behavioural Approach Introduction (CPD refresher)
  • Relational EMDR: Multiple Masterclass Modules in EMDR competency for qualified psychotherapists:
    – The Power of Attunement: Introduction to Relational EMDR
    – Relational EMDR Approach to Working with Shame, Overwhelm and Clinical Impasse
    – Using Relational EMDR to Address Anger, Trauma, and a Violent History
    – Relational EMDR for Working with Shock Trauma, Depression, and Suicide Ideation
    – Using Relational EMDR to Overcome Traumatic Stress
    – The Many Faces of EMDR: Harnessing a Broad-Based Approach to Change
    – Mastering the Craft of Treating Trauma: Four Core Skills
    – Advances in Trauma Treatment Today Expert Panel
  • Eros in the practice room. CPD seminar on handling transference in the clinic.
  • Addictions Psychology & Therapy (Cert)
  • 1st Aid Yearly Refresher, Red Cross
  • Complaint Management. BMJ (new version)
  • Suicidal and Self Harming Patients. BMJ
  • GAD Generalised Anxiety Disorder in Primary Care. BMJ
  • Depression Counselling (Cert)
  • Taoism: Understanding Tao Te Ching (Cert)
  • Complex PTSD Clinical Workshop: A Comprehensive Approach to Accurately Assess and Effectively Treat Clients with Chronic, Repeated and/or Developmental Trauma (CPD) (Cert). Included
    – EMDR based
    – Parts work based
    – Attachment based
    – Diagnosis
    – Integrated Treatments
    – DBT
    – Mindfulness
    – CAM complementary and alternative medicine
  • The neuro-physiology of trauma, attachment, self regulation and emotions: Clinical applications of the Polyvagal theory. (CPD) (Cert)
  • Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: Exploring Places of Connection in Clinical Practice (CPD) (Cert)

  • Somatic Processing: How the Living, Sensing Body Resolves Trauma, Establishes Safety and Restores Resilience: Clinical Implications (CPD) (Cert)

  • Addiction, Trauma, & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): The
    Neuroscience behind Developmental/Attachment Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences. (CPD) (Cert)

  • Bessel van der Kolk Interview Series: Onno van der Hart, Ph.D. world-
    renowned expert on treating dissociative disorders. (CPD) (Cert)
  • Certificate for Men & Therapy – Key approaches to working with men. (CPD) (Cert)
  • Certificate for an Integrative Approach to Stabilisation with Disassociative clients. (CPD) (Cert)
  • Certificate for Attachment in Adults: How Infant Attachment Security Affects Adult Relationships. (CPD) (Cert)
  • Certificate. Apply Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice: Treatment Strategies Across the Lifespan. (CPD) (Cert)
  • Certificate. Attachment Theory and Science: A Clear Map for Effective Couple Intervention. (CPD) (Cert)
  • Certificate. Attachment – Cradle to Grave: Intimate and Interactive Conversations. (CPD) (Cert)
  • Certificate. 25 Custom Treatment Techniques for Anxious and Depressed Clients. (CPD) (Cert)
  • Certificate. Clinical Supervision: Proven Tools and Techniques for Success. (CPD) (Cert)
  • Certificate. Attachment theory & science. A clear map for effective couple intervention. (CPD) (Cert)
  • Certificate. Integrating Your Client’s Spirituality in Clinical Practice. (CPD) (Cert)
  • Certificate. Attachment and the Dance of Sex: Integrating Couples and Sex Therapy. (CPD) (Cert).
  • Certificate. Gottman method of couple therapy. (CPD) (Cert).
  • Certificate. Body Keeps the score. Trauma issues. (CPD) (Cert).
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. CCTP Intensive Training Post Graduate and Post qualification Certification. 
  • Certificate. Overcoming Trauma-related shame and Self-loathing. (CPD) (Cert).
  • Certificate. Internal Family Integration (Parts work model), (CPD) (Cert).
  • Certificate. Narcissism, Infidelity, and Trauma: An Integrative Approach to Couples Therapy, (CPD) (Cert).
  • Certificate. Treating Trauma Clients at the Edge. How Brain Science Can Inform Interventions (Parts Work), (CPD) (Cert).
  • Certificate. Real­ World DBT: Adapting DBT to Fit Your Practice, (CPD) (Cert).
  • Certificate. Relational Psychotherapy. (CPD) (Cert).
  • Certified: Depression & Mood Disorder Treatment Professional (CDMDTP)
  • Certificate. 15 Must-Have Mindfulness Techniques for Clinicians: Skills to Transform Your Treatment Plans for Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Trauma, Guilt and Shame. (CPD) (Cert).
  • Certificate. COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control. Guild of Holistic Therapists Professional Certification.
  • Certified: use of Hypnosis, Neuroscience and mind/body approaches in Trauma treatment.
  • Certificate. Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment for Permanent Healing of PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse and More! (Parts work model), (CPD) (Cert).
  • Certificate. Harnessing Mindfulness in Clinical Practice. (CPD) (Cert).
  • Proficancy Certificate: ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
  • Red Cross. First Aid Update with additional COVID emphasis.
  • Certified: Clinical Trauma Professional: Complex trauma and Dissociative Disorders (CCTP II)
  • Certified: Clinical Mindfulness (PESI)
  • Certified: Anger Management Treatment Professional (CAMTP)
  • How to do a Shamanic Journey (CPD)
  • Certified: Nutritional & Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals

 

Completed University Qualifications:

 

  • Under Graduate University Certificate: Communication Skills, Lampeter University
  • Under Graduate University Certificate: Psychology, Theology & Philosophy topics, Edinburgh University
  • BSc(Hons) Industrial Information Technology, specialising in analytical methods, design and HR. City of Birmingham University.
  • BA(Hons) Open, specialising in Psychology, Social Studies. Open University.
  • BA(Hons) Philosophy & Psychology, specialising in comparative psychology / psychoanalysis methods and intersection of identities. Open University
  • MSc Psychology, specialising in Identity, Brain & Behaviour and Comparative methods (psychoanalysis – cognitive behavioural – philosophical/linguistic). Open University

 

Dip = Short CPD Diploma.
BMJ = British Medical Journal Clinical update course based on NICE
Lvl is externally accredited level award.
Clinical competency workshops are clinical practitioner competency training workshops of usually at least one day for already qualified practitioners to become competent in new practitioner skills.
Uni x credits are university courses of several weeks with the stated credits at undergraduate level.
Certificates (Cert) are post competency level courses for CPD for established practitioners.
Certified: post competency and post qualification professional award referring to speciality. Specialist qualified in that area.

So what titles do I use? Generally “Clinical Psychotherapist”, which is the description on my NACHP accreditation statement, or “Psychoanalyst”, which describes a major part of my work. otherwise I tend to use “Multi Modal Clinical Psychotherapist”, which reflects the multiple models employed in my work. I tend not to use “life coach” since people often think of USA style motivational speakers. I also avoid “counsellor”, because although I use person centred counselling where appropriate, I tend to be more proactive and focused than that particular open model.

Above all else I try to combine Humanistic and Psychodynamic theory and their common area of philosophy from East and West, and employ them around research evidenced and NICE recommended treatment strategies.

Professional Standards Authority Accredited Registers

Currently registered on the following registers for Healthcare Practitioners not subject to Statutory Regulation: Each register is for the therapy or therapies stated only.

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Registered Practitioner (Hypnotherapy)

 

Psychotherapy and counselling are recognised as essential job functions for hypnotherapists and hypnotherapy provision.

 

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