Holistic Psychology and
Biography - Stuart (Est 1993), practicing in Edinburgh and GlasgowStuart began his training with a professional diploma in (psycho)analysis, stress counselling and hypnotherapy with the Association of Stress Management, and it's sister school the Institute of Hypnosis and Parapsychology. This led to NVQ Trainer and Assessor units and then a full NVQ Level 4 in Training and Development in the industrial context of Complementary health education, Stress management education and Martial art education. The combined diploma requirements and NVQ portfolio requirements meant over 200 supervised cases, training of over 3 years, personal therapy, client testimonial, a success rate of over 80%, assessed actual demonstration and the ability to train and assess others. Evidenced therapies in the NVQ portfolio included overall complementary health, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, NLP, Psychoanalysis, Counselling skills and holistic martial arts. Specific anger and stress management programmes were also included and assessed.
Stuart has also worked in a number of related social care settings including with persons suffering from violent behaviour, learning disabilities and epilepsy.
Stuart is a graduate of the City of Birmingham University with a BSc in a Business Studies related degree (IIT) and has completed additional post graduate modules at two other UK Universities. He has also completed a foundation certificate in Interpersonal Skills for Volunteers (counselling skills, supervision skills, volunteering and management skills etc) at Lampeter University. He is currently completing a MSc and a BA at the same time with the Open University as part of his commitment to continuous professional development. Modules in Biological psychology, Issues in Brain and Behaviour and Social Sciences have all been completed successfully, as well as a wide range in previous years. Further undergraduate awards and or modules in different types of social science, psychology and philosophy have also been completed over the last 18 months. He has also completed a number of theology based awards from the Interfaith Seminary in the USA, including M.Phil and D.Phil awards in Mindfulness. Stuart is a Senior Professor of Studies with the Seminary.
Stuart is also committed to other CPD study and has recently completed a range of BMJ (British Medical Journal) updates and a month of guided self reflection (Naikan psychoanalysis and journaling) with the ToDo Institute. In the holistic field Stuart has completed multiple Reiki attunements including up to Grandmaster Level 18 in Usai Reiki. Stuart is also a 5th Dan Black Belt Instructor.
Stuart has completed a range of additional vocational awards from QCA / SQA approved awarding bodies. These include Lifestyle Coaching level 3, Hypnotherapy level 4, Grief counselling level 3, Integrated Therapeutic Counselling level 4, Chi Gung level 3, NLP level 3, Mental health in Social Work level 4, Social work competence in practice level 4, Psychotherapy levels 3 and 4.
Stuart is professionally registered with the National Association for Counsellors, Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists, the National Council of Psychotherapists, the Complementary Therapists Association and the Sherwood Foundation register. He is an associate member of the Institute of Professional Psychologists, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, a Fellow of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education, a Fellow of the International Society of Professional Counsellors, a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts and a Fellow and Director of the Society of Holistic Therapists and Coaches. He is also an insured professional member of the Register of Independent Professional Fitness Instructors.
Stuart has also written a range of externally accredited professional training courses including CBT Level 5, NLP level 4, Life Coaching level 4, Japanese Holistic Healing level 5, Mood disorder management level 5, Holistic Healing Practitioner Level 4, Stress management level 4, Anger management level 5, Combined Counselling skills and Life coaching level 5 and a series of combined therapy and mindfulness courses. These are currently accredited by NCFE, a QCA approved awarding body and are available from www.stonebridge.uk.com
Stuart is a counsellor and psychotherapist under current definitions. However movement exists under the umbrella of the health professions council which may redefine what being a counsellor or psychotherapist means. The draft HPC definitions do not accurately describe the broad ranging and holistic nature and philosophy of his practice. Stuart provides Coaching, holistic psychology and complementary health education. Stuart's work also does not fall into any of the specific protected subtitles within psychology, therefore he is not HPC registered.
Neither therapist falls into a category that requires disclosure checks. However for good practice reasons Stuart has completed Basic Disclosure Scotland Checking.
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