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How I became a therapist

Are you interested in finding out what a career in psychotherapy has to offer?

In these series of pieces, UKCP members discuss their route into the profession and how they work. They demonstrate the different types of psychotherapists there are and the varied career paths that are open to those working in the psychotherapeutic profession.

You can find the stories of:

  • John-Paul Davies
    Talks about his transition from lawyer to psychotherapist.
  • Catherine Knibbs 
    Shares how her worry for her children’s mental wellbeing led to her to pursue psychotherapeutic training.
  • Julia Bueno 
    Unpacks her career working with people who have experienced a miscarriage.
  • Gillie Jenkinson 
    After leaving an abusive cult herself Gillie sought to help break the cult mindset in others, which lead her to train as a psychotherapist.
  • Penny Moon
    In her career Penny has helped thousands of children and families, she shares her story.
  • Dwight Turner 
    Discusses how he is challenging psychotherapy training and techniques to test students prejudices.
  • Hannah Sherbersky
    Working in the NHS and private practice Hannah talks about the varying aspects of her career, including her feature in a BBC TV documentary.