Patty Middleton

Supervisor & Therapist;

Individuals and Couples

A confidential space to explore the

thoughts, feelings and challenges

in your life

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website.

My name is Patty Middleton and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist providing both short- and long-term therapy to adult individuals & couples

in Nottingham or via online methods.

I also provide supervision to therapists or any professional who is seeking support with their employment in person to person roles.

Hi there, I'm Patty,

I completed my MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy in 2020. Prior to this I have worked in community and residential environments. My work focusses on the impact of early experiences and their influence on how we develop disconnection from our emotions which create unhealthy behaviours. These unhealthy behaviours often erect barriers in our relationship with ourselves and those around us, which stops us being the best versions of ourselves.

As a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist I draw on different theories that I feel would be a good fit for the work that we do. Some examples of these are cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment theory, compassion focused therapy and transactional analysis. I also use theories that may help you to understand why you feel 'stuck' or approaches that will aid you in understanding why we feel we react in emotionally heightened ways and how we develop awareness of potential triggers. You may want to feel 'happier' or 'back to normal'. We can work out what this means for you so you know when you have reached your goal.

If you are a couple experiencing emotional challenges or barriers I may be able to help. Often our work will focus on why you seem to be getting stuck in conflict, as opposed to what you feel you often argue about.

I have recently completed th Diploma In Supervision through the Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute (pending UKCP accreditation) and am able to offer supervision to any qualified therapists or trainees studying to L6.

My pronouns are she/her

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When we experience difficulties during our childhood we learn to adapt by our personality changing to survive. As an integrative psychotherapist my approach is designed to nurture these parts of our personality which were affected.

Looking at our personality as made up of different parts help us to focus the aims of our work. For example instead of someone describing themselves as 'an angry person' we would focus on how part of you feels angry when in certain situations To understand the function of the anger, is it healthy for you or not? are you really angry about the 'here and now' or the 'there and then'.

My supervision philosophy also works from the relational developmental approach using Hawkins & Shohet's 7 eyed model.

I have worked with a rich diversity of people coming to me with a diverse range of problems. As a fully-qualified counsellor and psychotherapist I am an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and abide by their code of ethics.

Speak in Confidence

Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy - and without judgement.

In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence.

I am based at the Magnolia therapy centre (354 Mansfield Road NG5 2EF) for face to face appointments and am available for telephone or zoom calls.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help with a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

I can tailor the number of sessions to your personal circumstances. I am experienced in working on short term solution focussed issues or where a longer term relationship is needed.

Any work that we undertake is guided by the ethical framework of the UKCP.and SPTI. The aim of this is to allow our work to unfold in a way to maintain a feeling of safety whilst we address your presenting issues and goals for therapy.

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction, which can be any behaviour you feel creates a negative impact in your life

Trauma and post-traumatic stress, in childhood or as an adult



Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management including concerns regards domestic abuse

Issues relating to sexuality, or sexual behaviour

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

Challenges with personal identity

My Qualifications

2024 SPTI - Diploma in Supervision

2024 University of Nottingham -

Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression

2022 - SPTI - Diploma in Couples Counselling

2020 - SPTI / University of Staffordshire -

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy

2004 - BA (Hons) Community Justice (Birmingham)

2001 - BSc (Hons) Criminology (Teesside)


SPTI Academic Marker 2023 - ongoing

Supervisor June 2024 - ongoing

Private Practice Psychotherapy Nov 2021-ongoing

NHS / Vita / Nottingham Talking Therapy - Counsellor and Supervisor April 2023 - ongoing.

Nottingham Recovery Network November 2023 - ongoing

NHS / Trent PTS - Nov 2021 - March 2023

Nottingham Probation Sept 2002 - Oct 2021

Fees & availability

I am available on a Monday and Friday between 9am-5pm

(except for bank holidays)

Individuals lasting 50 minutes on a weekly basis - £60 per session Couples lasting 50 minutes on a weekly basis - £70 per session

Supervision for 1 hour is priced at £65 - frequency to be arranged

Supervision for an Organisation - to be discussed.

To see if we would work well together I offer a free, short telephone conversation to discuss presenting issues, hopes and goals normally lasting 20 - 30 minutes

From this we can arrange an initial session if you would like to.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

If you are a therapist looking for supervision I look forward to speaking with you further.

You can also call me on 07859951366 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

To maintain a healthy work / life balance I do not answer emails or texts after 6pm, on a weekend or a bank holiday. I will respond on the next working day.

If you are in crisis I recommend you contact either The Samaritans, MIND, SHOUT  ( 111 / 999 or your local NHS Crisis team.  

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