About Mary Swanson
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am also a Transactional Analyst certified by the European Association for Transactional Analysis with psychotherapy speciality and registered with the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis.
My aim is to provide a supportive, caring and confidential environment where I may listen to you and help you to understand your situation, enabling you to make different choices. I believe each person has the answers to their own problems but can often need support and help to find a different perspective.
My initial training was in the psychodynamic model which holds that the past influences the present and that unconscious processes occur in our relationships. I am also trained in Transactional Analysis which is a theory of personality, communication and development for personal growth and change.
The purpose of our work together is to identify how you would realistically like your life to be and what changes can be made to achieve this.
I will use whichever approach I think is the most appropriate and helpful to achieve the outcome you want.
I hold the following Professional Qualifications:-
MSc in Professional Supervision - Middlesex University
Diploma in Professional Supervision - Berne Institute
MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Berne Institute/University of Middlesex.
Certified Transactional Analyst with Psychotherapy speciality CTA(P)
Post Graduate Clinical Diploma In Transactional Analysis Counselling - University of Middlesex.
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling from the Berne Institute.
Certificate in Transactional Analysis Counsellling from the Berne Institute.
Advanced Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling from the University of Leicester.
Certificate in Counselling Studies from the University of Leicester.
EMDR qualified therapist.
Certificate in Working with People who over eat or are obese.
Practitioner Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
I am committed to continuing professional development and I have undertaken training in the following :-
Loss and Bereavement Counselling
Somatic Trauma Therapy
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy www.ukcp.org.uk
I am a member of the United Kingdom Association forTransactional Analysis - www.ita.org.uk
I am a member of the European Association of Transactional Analysis - www.eatanews.org
I am a member of the International Transactional Analysis Association - www.itaaworld.org
I am bound by the ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy of these organisations.