Alastair Soutar MA (Couns), Post Grad Diploma (Couns), MBACP (Snr. Accred)

57 Julians Acres
Berrow
Burnham on Sea
Somerset
TA8 2LX

01278-781614

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57 Julians Acres
Berrow
Burnham on Sea
Somerset
TA8 2LX

01278-781614

About me

I have over thirty five years experience of working closely with people who are encountering difficulties in their lives and have been directly involved with counselling since 1997. The most important feature of my counselling approach is the quality of the relationship that I aim to afford my clients; as I believe that within an environment that is nonjudgmental, caring, confidential, supporting and safe, a person may attain natural positive growth.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been trained in an Integrative model of counselling and I continue to maintain professional development. In addition I have also undertaken specialist training with organisations such as CRUSE Bereavement Care, Victim Support, The British Mindfulness Institute etc.

My qualifications are: a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling; both of which were awarded by Bath Spa University. I also hold a diploma in Parks Inner Child Therapy; a qualification awarded to me by Raworth College, following extensive training undertaken with the innovator of this psychotherapeutic approach Penny Parks.

In addition to my qualifications I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 'Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist' and so I am bound by its ethical framework for good practice and subject to its professional conduct procedure.

I see clients on a one-to-one basis and only work with adults. My clients are either self-referred, referred by their employers (either directly or via an Employer Assistance Provider etc.) and on occasions are people who have been referred directly to me by their specific welfare provider.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood Abuse; Disability/Illness issues etc.

People come to me for counselling for a variety of reasons. For example it may be directly associated with a specific event e.g. bereavement, abuse, illness, divorce, loss etc; or it may arise from a combination of factors, sometimes originating from as far back as early childhood. Whatever their reason (or reasons) the result is the same - a negative effect on their well-being.

My sessions are designed to help a person identify and explore issues that are troubling them; as with a greater awareness and understanding of a situation, so an individual may attain a clearer sense of their personal resources and as a consequence achieve self determined positive change.

Fees

The first session with me is free of charge and is offered without obligation; subsequent sessions are charged at £40 per session. Sessions ideally occur on a weekly basis and are 60 minutes in length.

Further information

My practice, which has been purpose-built and includes a waiting area and toilet facilities, is located at my home address in Berrow near Burnham on Sea. It is airconditioned and is designed to cater fully for the needs of wheelchair users. The setting is private and peaceful and there is ample off road parking for clients' vehicles; in addition the location is well served by public transport. Being in private practice the service I am able to offer can be tailored to meet each client's individual needs. I am usually in a position to see clients within a day of their initial referral; daytime and/or evening appointments are available and I provide for both short-term and long-term therapy requirements.

Maps & Directions

Burnham on Sea, TA8 2LX

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I see clients between 9 AM and 8 PM Monday to Friday.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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