Veronica S Urioste

About Me

I am originally from La Paz, Bolivia.
My life path has led me to live in many countries (Brazil,  United States, Romania, Spain) experiencing different cultures and learning other languages. 
I have lived in England since 1984 and all my Psychotherapy training has taken place in the United Kingdom.

Certificate in Counselling Skills

University of Birmingham.


Masters in Humanistic Person-centred Psychotherapy

Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute
University of Birmingham.


Post-Graduate Award Working Therapeutically with Children & Young people

University of Warwick


Certificate in Focusing Oriented-Therapy

London Focusing
The International Focusing Institute.


Training & Skills

I have an undergraduate degree in Medicine (Bucharest, Romania, 1983) which led me to obtain an MPhil in Medicine (University of Birmingham, 2002). In 2006, I decided to change career and began my training in Psychotherapy.

At the start of my psychotherapy career I worked at a Secondary school and Sixth form, setting up a Counselling Service to support young people through their process of growth and development. Now I work mainly with adults (over 18 years old).

psychologist and patient at therapy

Ethical Good Practice

I am a registered UKCP Psychotherapist I adhere to their Ethical Code of Conduct.

I am a Graduated Member of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and a Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist (London Focusing)

I have Professional Indemnity Insurance and have an up to date enhanced DBS check.


Self-Care & Professional Care

On a regular basis, I am involved in further training through engaged Continuous Professional Development.  I have monthly Clinical Supervision as a way to take care of my clinical caseload and helps me maintain high quality in my work.


Voluntary work

I support Birmingham Mindfulness for Health - a Breathworks course that is ideal for anyone living with pain, illness, anxiety and stress.

Do You Need To Talk With Someone?

You can rely on Veronica to help you get through the toughest of times.