Practitioner

Contact

Location

Scott House
10 South St Andrews Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2AZ
United Kingdom

Associations I belong to

The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA)

Stuart Morgan-Ayrs

Since 1993  I have worked as a holistic practitioner combining psychoanalysis, counselling, hypnotherapy and other integrative psychotherapy skills. I completed externally accredited diploma training (Level 5 UK scale). I later completed additional accrediation in Integrative Psychotherapy, Counselling and Hypnotherapy post level 5.

Personally and professionally I have a background in mindfulness and movement based therapies dating back to the mid 1980's.

I am a specialist practitioner, working in the area of traumatology: assisting cases of PTSD, complex PTSD, developmental trauma, adverse childhood experience and related grief, loss and attachment. I provide trauma informed and attachment informed mental health support.

I have completed specialist post graduate, post qualification certifications in:

PTSD Trauma
Complex PTSD
Hypnosis & Neurology Mind-Body Trauma Treatment
Depression & Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorders
Grief & Loss
Anger Management


I am post qualification competency / Master Class certificated in:
Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy
Clinical Mindfulness
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
DBT in Clinical Practice
Relational EMDR
Clinical Supervision

I am (2021) a Fellow of the CMA, Fellow of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, Honorary Fellow of the National Council of Psychotherapists, Fellow of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.

I Hold 3 Bachelor Degrees (BSc Hons IIT specialising in HR and Analysis: City of Birmingham University) (BA Hons Open specialising in Psycholology and Politics: Open University) (BA Hons Psychology and Philosophy of the Mind: Open University) 

I have a MSc Psychology Specialising in Neurology and Identity: Open University.

I also have university Certificates of Education in Interpersonal Skills for Volunteers (Lampeter University) and specialising in Psychology, Theology and Philosophy (Edinburgh University)

 

I first had a caring role as a teenager when my grandfather was suffering from Alzheimers. At the same time I was getting involved in Taoism, Buddhism, Mindfulness, Self Hypnosis, Transcendental meditation and martial arts. I was interested in these because of my difficult childhood and complex PTSD.

Later while studying for a BSc(Hons) in IIT at university I completed additional credits in the area of stress management in the workplace, and was fascinated. By my final year I was already also completing the preparatory training to become a qualified therapist, a process that I completed in 1995 (2 years of lsupervised practice 1993-5).

Since entering the profession I have cross trained in a variety of therapies and am dedicated to the concept of Holistic, Integrated Practice. I believe strongly in basing treatment in evidenced based approaches, but also having as comprehensive and integrated a toolbox to draw from as possible.

 

 

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