Beverley Whiting BA(Hons) MBACP(Registered) Counsellor & Supervisor
07701 073861 / 07701073861
As a person-centred counsellor I believe that we all have the ability to grow, develop and achieve our full potential under our own direction given the right conditions. Unfortunately in our everyday lives those conditions can be scarce as we live in a very busy, judgemental world, often with little or no time to consider our 'self' and governed by the expectations of others.
Whether in a relationship or as an individual we end up losing sight of what we are trying to achieve - a bit like not being able to 'see the wood for the trees'. On occasions we may stumble and feel vulnerable, which can make it really difficult to keep picking ourselves up and carrying on, especially if we feel alone with our problems as no-one else appears to notice or care. It is at times like these that counselling can be the answer.
Essentially counselling involves engaging in psychological contact with your chosen counsellor in order to build a therapeutic relationship. As your counsellor, my role within the therapeutic relationship is to facilitate the right conditions for you to see that wood through those trees; by really listening and providing a safe space for you to ponder, explore and rediscover your 'self' perhaps through new eyes but at your own pace.
My role is not to be directive or offer advice but be supporting, in an empathic, genuine and unconditional way, no matter what issues you may bring to counselling.
I offer both short and long term counselling to individuals and couples. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to their Ethical Framework.
My current experience includes working with adults of all ages in private practice and I am employed as a school counsellor working with 11-16yr olds. I also volunteer with a charitable organization providing counselling for young people (11 - 25yrs). In the past I have also volunteered as a counsellor for the elderly in their own homes.
I have been qualified as a counsellor since 2008. For me becoming a counsellor was a natural step following on from an extensive and fulfilling career in nursing for over twenty years.
If you are considering counselling just now, I imagine you are in a place where decision making is not easy, so please do call me for an informal chat if you have further questions/queries.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional qualifications include:
BA (Hons) Counselling Studies (University of Essex)
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Essex)
Certificate in Couples Counselling (BACP endorsed)
Certificate in Supervision (BACP endorsed)
As part of my commitment to continuous professional development (CPD) I regularly attend further courses and workshops, some examples of which are listed below:
Working with Couples;
Loss & bereavement;
Issues around suicide;
Survivors of sexual abuse;
Counselling in the home;
Working with young people;
Working with hearing voices
SET level 2 Safeguarding
Child Sexual Exploitation
Existential approaches to therapy
I regularly attend professional supervision for both my private and voluntary practice according to BACP guidelines.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
£35 per session (50 mins) **
£45 per session (1 hour)
Students over 18yrs:
£20 per session (50 mins)
** There are some concessions available depending upon individual circumstances.
My counselling room is in the pretty, historic village of Coggeshall adjacent to the River Blackwater. The room provides a discreet, private and calm space, overlooking the garden from the first floor. (For those with difficulties on stairs I can offer an alternative - please ask).
Coggeshall is around 15 minutes drive from Colchester via Kelvedon from the A12 and 10 minutes from Braintree via the A120. There is also a bus service between Colchester and Braintree.
I offer both daytime (ex Wed day & Fri am) and evening appointments and Saturday mornings; I will also consider home visits/telephone counselling depending on individual circumstances
I have an enhanced DBS (disclosure & barring service) certificate and level 2 SET safeguarding training.
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