Qualifications - Gina Langley
Counselling psychologists aim to reduce psychological distress and promote emotional wellbeing through the understanding of how people think, feel and behave. The assessment and treatment methods I use are based on research and my own experience. Counselling psychologists do not prescribe medication.
I completed a British Psychological Society accredited undergraduate degree course at University of London, Birkbeck College and then a four-year, part time, professional training course leading to chartership as a Counselling Psychologist. The training comprised academic training and practical experience.
I have completed further specific training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychometric testing and Personal Construct Theory. I have 10 years experience working with terminal illness and bereavement. I regularly receive supervision to ensure that my practice meets professional standards and is well thought through.
I am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and on their register of Chartered Psychologists. This means I have undertaken Society accredited post graduate qualification and training and have agreed to follow the Society's Member Conduct Rules and be guided by the Society's Code of Ethics and Conduct. Chartered Psychologists, in accordance with their code of conduct, have agreed to: maintain and develop their professional competence; work within their competence; obtain proper consent before carrying out investigations or treatments; maintain confidences; and conduct themselves in a way that does not damage the interests of their clients, or bring the profession into disrepute. Please feel free to contact them or check their website for further details (www.bps.org.uk).
I am also a Registered Psychologist Practitioner with the Health Professions Council (HPC). The HPC is a regulator set up by the government to protect the public. They achieve this by keeping a register of health professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health. For further details please see their website (www.hpc-uk.org).