Whitney Shaw-Dale | MBACP registered, MA(merit), BSc(Hons), PG(cert),| Psychotherapist.
I have trained at The Gestalt Centre London which is London's leading providers of counselling and psychotherapy training based on the Gestalt principles. I am a registrant on the MBACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapist, and a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am trained using gestalt therapeutic methods and I have trained in Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (CBT).
I currently hold an MA (merit) in Gestalt Therapy; a Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy; a Postgraduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy; a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development; and a BSc(Hons) degree in Psychotherapy.
I have over 8 year's worth of experience working in the mental health sector, including mental health management across London as well as experience working alongside multidisciplinary teams within the NHS. Both my professional career and professional training I have been dedicated to understanding and helping individuals experiencing a variety of psychological/emotional difficulties.
My vast amount of experience and variety of roles working in this sector has allowed me to gain first-hand experience and understanding of a variety of psychological/emotional difficulties and distress. Furthermore, the depth of my experience has allowed me to work with a number of people from different social and cultural backgrounds, which has allowed me to be understanding and open to individual difference, diversity and culture- something which I feel is important in this field and has enriched the way work.
Lastly, as a trainee member of the United Kingdom Council for Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and abide by all their codes of ethics such as;
"The psychotherapist takes responsibility for respecting their client's best interests when providing therapy [and] undertakes to treat their clients with respect" - UKCP Ethical Principles and Codes of Professional Conduct.