Brian Turner MBACP (Accred)
Newport Cottage Care Centre
I have over 40 years experience in counselling, working in a wide variety of settings. I offer counselling for individuals, couples and families. This can be either face to face in Shropshire or online.
For twelve years I worked in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) counselling Young People, Parents and Families.
I counsel for several Employee Assistance Programmes including a local authority.
I was a Relate Counsellor for over twenty years and a Supervisor of other Counsellors for over fifteen years. I am a member of Couples Counselling Network which recruits Experienced Relationship Counsellors throughout the UK. I have been a Tutor and Supervisor for Online Training for Counsellors onlinetrainingforcounsellors.co.uk.
I am a Registered Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have the Certificate in Couple Counselling, Diploma in Social Work, the CQSW and a Diploma in Community and Youth Work.
How can I help?
I try to offer counselling that is the most useful to your circumstances, some people like to look at how they have got to where they are, others like practical strategies and ideas to manage their current situation and relationship issues some both of these - whatever works best for you.
Generally the counselling is shortish term - I'm aware you are paying! But some people like (or need) to take their time and that is ok too.
What to expect
I undertake Face to Face Counselling in a hired room in Newport, Shropshire. Sessions last for one hour. At the first session we can discuss what concerns you now. If we decide it could be useful we can arrange a few more weekly sessions and review progress at the end of them, continuing if appropriate.
If you are too far distant, are unable to attend appointments at all or only sometimes, or if you find it easier to discuss difficult areas online, email counselling may be an option that can help you.
This can be as a fill in for face to face sessions when you can't attend as often as you would wish or email only. This means that you write an email to me within an agreed period of time and length, I reply in a similar way.
Or we can talk online through Skype either with or without a camera.
We can book an initial number of sessions, review progress at the end of these then book more if we both feel this is appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
The Relate training gave me a grounding in the three stage model of counselling and employs Psycho-dynamic theories including Object Relations and Attachment as well as Systemic - Life stages, Family backgrounds and beliefs, Life scripts in working with individuals and couples regarding their relationship issues. Soon after this, I began work at the CAMHS, where there was an emphasis on working Systemically with families. I feel I was fortunate to be there at a time when Family Therapy theory was emerging from rigid Structural theories to more flexible stances and acknowledging the possibility of external and internal influences on our behaviour as well as taking on insights from feminist theory.
These influences have enabled me to develop a style that allows for curiosity, a both/and position, maybes‚ rather than certainties. I have developed an increased awareness of the importance of listening to the clients story and what they want from the counselling as well as a willingness, when appropriate to both challenge and to share my own feelings. I also see it as important to offer strategies that can effect change and often suggest exercises that may do this at a behavioural level. I am still developing and changing my practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Family Counselling
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For face to face my fee is £45 per hour session. This can be paid by cash or cheque.
For online counselling my fee is £40 per hour spent on emails, this usually works out at £20 per email. Skype sessions are at £40 per hour.
Please feel free to give me a call if you would like to discuss whether I am the right counsellor for you.
I endeavour to treat all my clients with equal respect regardless of their sex, race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. I would not attempt to contact clients other than for counselling purposes or attempt to engage them in anything than a professional counselling relationship. I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics and Practice and am subject to its Complaints Procedure.
Where am I located?
It is close to Newport Town Centre. There is free parking at the Centre, it is near bus routes to / from Telford and Stafford.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available Tuesdays pm and Wednesdays am/pm. Last appointment both days 6pm.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have worked as a supervisor of other counsellors since 1996 with Relate as well as more recently, privately.View supervision profile