Tim Heywood Psychotherapy

Qualifications and experience

I hold the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy registration 2018).
  • Accredited Counsellor (National Counselling Society, 2016).
  • Postgraduate Diploma Narrative Inquiry (University of Bristol, 2012).
  • MSc. Management Development and Organisational Change (University of Bristol, 2008).
  • Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (2002).
  • MBA - Health Service Executive (University of Keele, 1995)

Prior to training as a psychotherapist I worked for 28 years in healthcare management and leadership in the UK NHS and overseas.
I am a full clinical member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).


Continuous Professional Development

A commitment to continuous professional development is a core requirement of my professional registration. Listed below is a sample of key CPD events attended.

  • The Heart of things - Understanding the trauma of identity. Viv Broughton; June 2016
  • Attachment for Clinicians: The Science and Art of Attachment informed psychotherapy. Jeremy Holmes; April 2017
  • Beyond Shame: A systemic perspective on recovering pride and self-worth: Paulo Bertrando; March 2018
  • Attachment and Trauma conference: Dan Siegal, Peter Fonagy; June 2019
  • Treating out of control sexual behaviour: Pink Therapy; January 2020
  • Evolutionary Relationships: Terry Real and Thomas Hübl; April 2020
  • Stepping Out: Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): Derek Scott; April-June 2021
  • IFS Advanced Training. The Further Reaches of IFS: Derek Scott October 2021
  • Healing Preverbal Attachment Trauma With Trauma-Informed IFS: Colleen West; September 2022
  • IFS Advanced Training - Working with Exiles: Bob Falconer March 2023

. Publications

Heywood,T (2014) A Life of My Story. In: Speedy, J & Wyatt, J (Eds) Creative Practitioner Inquiry in the Helping Professions. Rotterdam/Boston: Sense Publishers.


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