Sylvia Bassett Registered Member MBACP (Accred) UKRCP Reg. Ind. Counsellor
Welcome to my information area. As an experienced Person Centred Counsellor I am aware that seeking counselling support in itself can be quite traumatic and I genuinely do my best to put you at ease by talking you through the process and answering your queries as they arise so that I can be as open and clear from the start as I am throughout.
Person Centred counselling is the core of all my counselling and I do include aspects of additional models when appropriate and mutually agreed, acknowledging that we are all unique with equally unique experiences and individuality. I offer warm acceptance of this in a safe environment so that we can begin building a respectful relationship where issues can be explored in growing comfort and ease together.
I offer counselling to Adults - Elderly & Young, and Children & Teenagers. I am experienced working within agencies and private practice with issues covering; bereavement, grief and loss - also including animal, equine and pet, anger, depression, low self esteem and confidence, relationships, abuse, stress, and family dynamics, for example.
I provide individual and group supervision.
I offer reduced rates for counselling diploma students.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Registered Counsellor
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents (Iron Mill Institute)
Awareness in Bereavement Care, A Foundation Course (Cruse Bereavement Care)
Supporting Children and Young People in Bereavement and loss (Cruse Bereavement Care)
Supervision Certificate (Cruse Bereavement Care)
Prior to counselling I worked as a secretary. When I returned to work after having my children I worked as a teaching assistant in schools for many years supporting young people with learning, behaviour and anger management issues and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Eventually I took a pastoral and anti-bullying role.
I have raised my children with my husband and have personal experience of dementia issues and being a carer for elderly family members over a number of years.
I have attended numerous training days and workshops. My training is ongoing as I am committed to continual professional development for the benefit of myself and the people I support.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Animal, Equine and Pet Bereavement and Loss
Counselling sessions of 1 hour:
Individual - £35
Couples - £45
Concessional rate available in circumstances of financial hardship.
Supervision - 1 hour - £35, 1.5 hours £52.50
Concessions for Counselling Diploma Students:
1 hour - £25
1.5 hours - £37.50
When counselling young children I offer play and creative therapy. This choice is also available to all ages of children, young people and adults.
I also offer sandtray therapy.
I adhere to the BACP ethical guidelines.
I receive regular supervision as guided by the BACP.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|