MBACP, BPC, BSc
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Stella has a wealth of experience in both the private and NHS sector of mental health whilst also coming from a business background. She retrained 25 years ago as a therapist and believes that therapy is about enabling a person to make the changes in their life which they feel would be of benefit. Sometimes the decision to see a therapist can be as a result of a particular incident, such as a trauma or a bereavement, but at other times it is simply when the person feels 'stuck' or unsatisfied in their life. Her approach is based in the psychodynamic model which means that she bases her work on making links with the past and present in order to help move towards a future which will be more satisfying for the person.
Sometimes the work is set for a fixed number of sessions whilst at other times the work can be left 'open ended', to be completed at a time when enough work has been done for the person to feel ready to move on in their life without the continuing exploration and support of the therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychoanalytical psychotherapist and counsellor with over 20 years experience, having worked in private practice, the NHS, a private psychiatric hospital and as a Case Manager for Bupa.
- Post graduate training in psychodynamic counselling (Regents College)
- Post graduate training in psychoanalytical psychotherapy (WPF)
- Psychological Assessment (WPF)
- Brief Solution Focussed Counselling (WPF)
- Life Coaching (Centre for Stress Management)
- Post Traumatic Stress Counselling (Regents College)
- CBT skills for the qualified psychotherapist (Metanoia Institute)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 per session
£70 per session
When I work
Tuesdays: 11am - 12.30pm, Wednesdays: 7.30am - 12.30pm, Thursdays: 10am - 12.30pm, Fridays: 7.30am, 11 - 12.30pm.
I am only offering counselling via zoom, FaceTime or telephone currently.