Howard Widdicombe

Howard Widdicombe Counselling in Surrey

Personal and Professional Development

The majority of my training and professional development has been through Spectrum where the focus was essentially on:

  1. Behavioural psychology
  2. Jungian, gestalt, humanistic and integrative psychotherapy
  3. Person centred counselling

And more recently in the last 8 years has been concentrated on developing my understanding of the theory and practice behind Neuroscience which looks at the neurobiology of learning and behaviour - the universal process that animates all living life forms and enables us to develop our internal sense of self and our external perspective on the situations and circumstances we continually encounter on our journey through our lives.

The major contributors to this process have been the following Organisations and programmes:-

The Embody Lab

Trauma Solutions

Somatic Experience Faculty

NScience Somatic Psychology Expertise Programme

Spectrum training

The main subject areas covered in my Spectrum training are listed below.

Residential Programme

Workshops and seminars

Other training

I am also trained and have worked as a:



I have 47 years' experience of working professionally with people in a variety of roles including, Human Resources (Personnel) Manger, Company Training and Development Manager, Organisation Development and Change Management Consultant, Business Psychologist, Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Family Befriender and Classroom Assistant at a school for autistic children.


I have regular Supervision for my work at the Southampton Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice.

Code of conduct and ethical practice

I subscribe and adhere to the code of ethics provided by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for my professional practice. I am committed to working without prejudice as to age, class, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation or upbringing

I am included on the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Voluntary Register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Membership of Professional Organisations

I am a Founder member of the Rowan Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice, the Surrey Counselling and Psychotherapy Initiative and the Counselling Directory.