Ben McKie

Published on 19/03/2015 by

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Membership Class:Full Member
UKAHPP Member No:410
UKAHPP Register:Registered
UKAHPP Accreditations:Psychotherapist
Other memberships:MBACP UKCP MNCP(accred) UKPTS ESTSS
Works with:Individuals, Couples, Groups
Working Styles:Face to face

I am a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist, focusing on Gestalt and Object Relations . Humanistic psychotherapy is an approach which takes the whole of the person into consideration. This includes the mind, body, spirit and personal experience of the world.

All parts of the self are encouraged to show themselves and be explored. Through this exploration we get to know more of ourselves and understand splits and internal ruptures or conflicts which may be present. By exploring, knowing and accepting these parts of the self we can begin to change. In this process we move towards integration where splits in the person can be healed and deficit can be mended.

The less aware we are of our motives, feelings, thoughts, actions, perceptions, the more they control us and the more we stay stuck in outdated patterns. Relief from symptoms lies in discovering and incorporating into our constant, every-day consciousness that which is being masked, distracted from, or indirectly “acted out” in symptoms. Since my training is integrative my approach represents a broad range of therapeutic methods. Each method recognizes the self-healing and self- regulating capacities of the client.

While remaining respectful to each approach, integrative psychotherapy draws from many sources in the belief that no one approach has all the truth. We are all individuals and a specific approach which may be useful for one client may not be for another. The therapeutic relationship is the vehicle for experience, growth and change. As a humanistic Integrative psychotherapist I work towards an authentic meeting of equals in the therapeutic relationship and believe that the healing is dependent on the quality of the relationship.

Training, Qualifications and Experience

I am currently the clinical director of The Grove Practice where I see couples and individuals for psychotherapy an executive coaching. In May of 2012 I embarked on a post graduate diploma in bio psychosocial traumatology and have a strong interest in working with trauma. I have completed level 1 of EMDR training.I am currently developing and facilitating personal development programmes both in the UK and abroad.

May 2012 – present PG Diploma Bio Psychosocial Traumatology

2012 EMDR Level 1 training

2006-2010 My private practice began in North London and then Harley Street. I have seen clients who present with; anxiety disorders, depression, psychosexual problems, OCD, personality disorders, attachment issues, survivors of abuse, sex- addiction, drug and alcohol addiction, low self esteem and for personal and professional development.

2007-2008 Completed my NLP practitioner training.

2005-2006 I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Executive Coaching and Organizational Development with The Grove Practice in London W1.

June 2004 to January 2007 I worked for Turning Point as a Therapist in Islington. This work was with drug and alcohol addiction and the issues that surround this area. I facilitated psychotherapy process groups as well as aftercare relapse prevention and a mens groups. I participated in in-service-trainings which were provided by Turning Point, such as, working with diversity, crack and cocaine awareness and developing culturally sensitive services for BME users.

2002-2005 I embarked on and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy.

1999-2000 I trained at Trinity Hospice in Clapham, London, as a Bereavement Counsellor and worked there for 2 years after completing the training. This work was counselling those who had been bereaved and ensuring they received the appropriate practical support from external agencies.During my time with the hospice I participated in Bio- Dynamic Massage training at The Chiron Centre in Ealing, London. This was to give me more experience in how to work with the body in Psychotherapy.

1998-1999 I trained in Humanistic Integrative Counselling with CPPD in North London.

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