Beverley Theresa Cummins MBACP (Accred)
Hello I am Beverley, welcome to my profile.
I am based 1.5 miles from Edwinstowe and 3.5 miles from Mansfield, with over 10 years experience as a therapist have worked with Individuals of all ages inclusive of Children and Couples. I understand how important it is for people to feel comfortable enough to talk through difficult issues with a counsellor and I aim to help them feel as safe as possible.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and EMDR Specialist (Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural, Solution Focused) offering a safe, confidential, professional service to all individuals. Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) – a NICE (National institute for health and care excellence) guidance recognised treatment for trauma.
The room I work in from home is a therapeutic and private space for clients to explore their personal experiences. I believe my practice is personal, and unique taking into account the needs of all individuals, and through agreement tailor a journey to suit and empower recovery.
I appreciate that approaching therapy or counselling for the first time can feel like a daunting and confusing prospect. But I want to reassure you that people from all walks of life come to see me for many different reasons; it is a positive decision to make.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in therapeutic counselling and am a member of the BACP. I also hold Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive behavioural Psychotherapy at the University of Derby.
I have trained and worked as a counsellor in many settings, including the NHS, occupational therapy, drug and alcohol advice, bereavement and two years working with individuals who are suffering mild to moderate mental health issues - including phobias.
I have worked with a diverse range of issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma, Bereavement and Major Life Changing Adjustments (loss, divorce and separation, physical injury, relationship issues, workplace issues, infertility and miscarriage, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, termination, abortion, miscarriage, and self-harm).
My Professional Development is an ongoing vocation with workshops, training and personal development groups being a continuing process. I also attend Personal Development Workshops to enable I work safely.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
EMDR (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing)
“EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment method that was developed by a clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro. A wealth of research has been conducted demonstrating the benefits of EMDR in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences as diverse as war related experiences, childhood abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, road traffic accidents and workplace accidents. Recent research also suggests benefits of using EMDR in treating a number of conditions including anxiety disorders, depression and chronic pain. EMDR has been found to be of benefit to children as well as adults.” (EMDR Works) EMDR therapists help clients reprocess their traumatic memories by using a process that involves repeated left-right (bilateral) stimulation of the brain while noticing different aspects of the traumatic memory. The bilateral stimulation is achieved through either rapid eye movement across the field of vision, auditory tones or clicks, or tactile stimulation of alternate sides of the body. It is believed that the bilateral stimulation of EMDR creates biochemical changes in the brain that aid processing of information. This is a proven process that can re-establish a healthy core belief about the self.
Contact me for further information...
Taking the first step to contact a therapist can be the most difficult thing to do.
The first session is an opportunity to see what it feels like to work together. I offer an initial session with no obligation for you to continue, and after that you will be able to decide whether you want to go further - the initial face to face session is £25, or I offer a 30 minute telephone free initial session.
£35 Per Session - Individual Therapy
(Concessions available for students or individuals receiving benefits)
£45 Per Session - Couple Therapy
Counselling Students - please enquire about different rates for block bookings
Discount for all block bookings
You can certainly finish therapy anytime you want. However, I advise clients that before they finish therapy, they return for a final session so that the therapy can be closed in a safe and appropriate way.
Please be advised that in the current climate a full charge will be made for a cancelled appointment if 24h notice is not received via a telephone call to me.
Cancellation Policy - I operate a 48h cancellation policy, otherwise a full charge will have to be made as I will be unable to fill the slot. Provisional appointments given will be held for 48h after that I may re-issue so please confirm.
Counselling is an opportunity for people to explore problems they may be experiencing or to talk through traumatic or distressing events in their lives. Sharing these with someone else can be a huge relief and counselling can help you to come to terms with your feelings or find solutions to your problems. As a Person-Centred therapist I believe that each individual knows what is best for them and, with support, can work through difficult feelings and experiences, learning more about themselves and how they relate to others in the process.
I offer therapy on a both a short and long term basis. After the initial meeting (usually arranged over the phone or email - at which point I will ask you for a contact number and for a commitment to let me know if change your mind about attending your booked appointment on the day and we will decide together how to progress.
I work with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds and faiths who are coping with a variety of emotional issues such as anger/loss/sadness. I therefore provide individuals and/or couples with the opportunity to reflect upon, and talk about their difficulties in a safe, none-judgmental and confidential environment.
I also recognise that people have busy lives with families and work, therefore I am also happy to meet with you in an evening (I work till 9pm) Monday - Friday and also available during weekends.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available throughout everyday seven days a week. if I do not answer the phone, feel free to send me a text, leave a message and I shall get back to you as soon as I can.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide Counselling supervision to other Counsellors and offer special rates for student counsellors.View supervision profile