About Me
Qualifications and Experience

Portrait of Patricia Pataki
Patricia Pataki

I am a fully qualified BACP-registered (MBACP) CBT Counsellor and I am currently training to become a UKCP-registered Integrative Psychotherapist. As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I subscribe to their code of ethics.

Training and Qualifications

I have completed the following courses to date (earliest through most recent):

Bachelor's degree in Psychology
Master's degree in Clinical Psychology
Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (in progress, final year)

Workshops and Certificates

Additional workshops I have undertaken: Working therapeutically with people on the Autism Spectrum; Working with victims of sexual violence and abuse; Art Therapy; Drama Therapy; Play Therapy.

Mindfulness by Universiteit Leiden on Coursera certificate
BACP membership badge
UPCA membership badge

Experience

I have experience of working in the public health sector in therapeutic communities; in particular, I have over two years of experience working at an addiction rehabilitation centre. I have also worked with children living in care, and I used to volunteer at a local LGBTQ support service. Additionally, I have been working as a counsellor providing individual counselling for adults (aged 18 to 70+) for over two years..

As part of my clinical psychology training, I have gained in-depth knowledge of the psychiatric diagnosis system; I am aware of the common symptoms of all mental health conditions, although I believe that a diagnosis cannot encapsulate the complexity of an individual. When working with a client, I always focus on them as whole beings; not on their diagnosis.

I welcome people from all walks of life; I will not make assumptions about you based on your sex, age, colour, race, disability, sexuality, social, economic or immigration status, lifestyle, religious or cultural beliefs.