HELEENA YATES: INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIST REGISTERED WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM COUNCIL OF PSYCHOTHERAPY (UKCP), LONDON

I have over twenty five years' experience and many trainings to underpin this experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist, and working within a relational model overall, using this process as the 'container' for the whole client work. The length of my training covers 20 years in total to Masters Degree level, and my professional training covers many theoretical models to UKCP level of registration. Most of all the essential practice of quietness /stillness augments my own life and practice; for without this there would be little capacity to hear and listen in an empathic way to the essence and the stories my clients bring as their own precious doorway into the therapeutic and potentially healing process. Qualifications as follows:

PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY TO DIPLOMA LEVEL; WPL LONDON (4 YEAR PART TIME)
HUMANISTIC INTEGRATIVE INCLUSIVE OF EXISTENTIAL MODELS DIPLOMA AND MSC. (6 YEARS PART TIME)
BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY (THREE YEAR RESIDENTIAL TRAINING TO DIPLOMA LEVEL)
ENERGY & BREATHWORK / LIFE COACHING USING NLP AND OTHER COGNITIVE MODELS.
TRANSPERSONAL / SPIRITUAL DIRECTION FROM A RELIGIOUS ORDER FOR 35 YEARS LONG.
CREATIVITY & ART THERAPY FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS


All of these inform my overall practice.

Art and poetry are part of my life and can be powerful tools to support self-reflection, self-awareness and understanding unconscious inner processes. Jung after-all used this process in his own discovery of the inner-world. Creativity has the potential to heal wounds that are at times deep and entrenched. I continue to train and work in my own personal therapy / ongoing, enabling me to fully support my clients through challenging times. I attend regular supervision with Michael SothUKCP Reg. body psychotherapist and trainer from Chiron Psychotherapy Centre, London in an Integrative model.
 


AREAS OF SPECIALISM AND INTEREST

Working as a professional nurse for many years I have experience in paediatrics, midwifery, mental health, palliative care, elderly, care of the dying, clinical supervision for health care professionals, counselling people with dementia and those who experience trauma. I also have an interest in:
 
  • Trauma & Sex abuse
  • Violence -perpetrator /victim dynamics
  • Marital concerns /separation /divorce
  • Relationship difficulties /any complexity
  • Bereavement & loss or redundancy / loss of self worth
  • Parenting challenges / pregnancy concerns
  • Career focus and mentoring
  • Life Coaching /mentoring /team building
  • Developing your own 'creative' skills (see the website of Indigo Brown for a flavour of what can be achieved)
I also offer services to sit with any woman in labour, if they would like to have a calm experienced presence giving emotional spiritual support. A fee is charged per hourly rate.
 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

(UKCP) Reg. Integrative Psychotherapy 1998
Integrative Psychotherapy: Full Member of Metanoia Institute Ealing London 1998
MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy; Middlesex University 1992-98
Dip. Integrative Psychotherapy Metanoia Institute 1992-98
Dip. Westminster Pastoral Foundation London/Counselling 1989-92
Dip. InBreath Institute: Breath and Body Energy work 2003-08
Certificate in Trauma Therapy, Chiron Centre London/Babette Rothschild 2000-01
Certificate in Life Coaching, Newcastle University 2004-05
Certificate: Therapy on The Mattress. 2010 Chiron Centre /Michael Soth
CBT Mindfullness; Meditation Practise: April 2010 Hugh Poulton Ashtanga Yoga Teacher.
Working with the Borderline Personality Person: Training December 2010 Chiron Centre
Working with the Preverbal / Art therapy: Sue Law UKCP Richmond. February 2010.
Workshop /Nov 19th-20th, 20011: Michael Soth: 'When therapy does not work what then?'
Three years continuous developmental work with; Jaimie Cahlil /UKCP Psychotherapist and Fine Artist: developing in creativity and psycho-spiritual process.
Other artists that have influenced and guided my process: Maggie Brown / David Tress: two very talented British Artist who sell and exhibit their work.
 

NURSING QUALIFICATIONS

RN; SCM (Midwifery; HV(Australia) 
RMN Dip. Nursing London University(UK)
Please don't hesitate to contact me
Call 01295 713554 or 07752 086496
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Heleena Yates is a counsellor serving the counties of Oxfordshire: serving nearby towns; Didcot, Abingdon, Hungerford, Grove and just ten miles from the centre of Oxford City where a bus service operates and comes to the centre of Wantage into the market square.