Monica Atkins MBACP(Accred) UKRCP(Reg) Counsellor and Supervisor
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I am a qualified experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor / Supervisor with sixteen years experience. My approach is integrative, which means that my therapeutic "toolkit" and skills base is taken from a number of different theories of counselling and psychotherapy. I incorporate many philosophies and theoretical models into my work including MCBT, CBT, Integrative, Humanistic, Person Centred, Gestalt, T.A, Psychodynamic and Systemic.
My style is open, warm and supportive. I respect difference and therefore my approach and way of working will be tailored to responding to your individual needs. I offer long and short term individual counselling and psychotherapy in a safe confidential environment.
I have worked with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families with the aim of helping them to enhance their lives.
My extensive experience has included working with relationship issues, which may have been impacted by life events, life stages and issues such as: generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic disorder, depression, stress, anger and anxiety.
I am also contracted within the National Health Service working as an Associate Counsellor for a local hospital within my area. In addition I have worked within charities, primary and secondary schools, and colleges, as well as working within my private practice.
My practice is in Ash Vale. I can offer day and evening appointments. Free of charge parking is available.
Often our busy lives feel overwhelming and we need to re-claim and take charge of where we are going and what we are doing.
Maintaining professional development can be a real challenge whether you are self-employed, an employee or a company director; whether you are responsible for your own professional development or for developing that of others.
I offer professionals a dedicated time for themselves to focus on their agenda, focusing on the present and future. I encourage empowerment to make significant changes that can be maintained and that will have an impact on themselves and working environment.
I can help people to:
- To improve inter-personal skills
- Embrace,new challenges without necessarily working harder or longer hours
- Identify and develop core competencies
- Review and maintain a work-life balance.
- Review alternative career paths
Training, qualifications & experience
Other areas of counselling I deal with:
I am a registered provider with Healthcare Insurance Companies (Employee Assistance Programmes).
I also have extensive experience working within organisations, the NHS, children centres, schools and colleges.
Training, Qualifications & Experience:
MBACP Accredited - British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
MCCYP Registered - Counselling Children and Young People
U.K.R.C. Registered - United Kingdom Register of Counsellors
NOCN - Level 3 Training Certificate
NOCR - Developing Effective Skills for Adult Trainers
Certificate - Learning to be an effective trainer
Diploma(L6) in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
Post.Grad Diploma in Systemic Family Counselling
Certificate in Therapeutic Mediation
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Advanced Certificate: Working with Adolescents
Certificate in Relate Couple Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
Enhanced CRB check
Post Qualifying Certificate in Mindfulness -Depression and Anxiety
Post Qualifying Certificate in Working with Depression
Post Qualifying Certificate in Working with Addiction
Post Qualifying Certificate in Child Protection
Post Qualifying Certicate in Working with Children
Post Qualifying Certicate working with Suicide
Post Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Post Qualifying Certificate in Working with Eating Disorders
Through extensive study I understand the importance of continuing my professional development by keeping up to date with both psychological literature and research. Therefore I frequently attend training workshops and courses to benefit both clients as well as myself.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am BACP Accredited Counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (L6) CPCAB.
My theoretical understanding and practice of supervision is informed by Inskipp and Proctor's model of the Normative, Formative and Restorative functions and tasks of supervision. Additionally I draw on Hawkins and Shohet's Eight Eyed Supervisor model. I believe mutual review and feedback is key to developing and evaluating the supervisory relationship.
My supervision experience has included working with both trainees and experienced counsellors either on an individual basis or within groups. I have worked with practitioners from a range of approaches including Integrative, CBT, person-centred, systemic and psychodynamic.
Please feel free to make further contact for more information on supervision and how it can both help and enhance your professional practice.
I offer concessions to trainee counsellors or those working in a voluntary capacity.
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Fees: £40 per session for individuals £45.00 per session for couples (Concessions and student rates available)
Each appointment / session lasts one therapeutic hour.
How to make an appointment:
I can offer appointments during the day and evenings.
You are welcome to e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, ring me on: 01252 329633 (This is a confidential line) to make an appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to offer both daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am BACP Accredited Counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (L6) CPCAB .View supervision profile