Heather Burkinshaw Registered MBACP (Accred)
Due to Coronavirus I am currently only working remotely via Zoom.
Finding the right counsellor when you are already feeling low can seem to be a daunting task. I am a registered and BACP accredited counsellor with more than fifteen years experience in counselling for adults, individuals and couples, and children. I work in private practice, offering support for depression (including bi-polar), anxiety, panic attacks, relationship problems (relational couples counselling), low self esteem, bereavement, anger management, and survivors of childhood and domestic abuse.
Occasionally we all need a little help in our lives. I am strongly committed to providing a high quality service to clients by offering a calm space, where I hope that clients feel comfortable enough to look at their issues or problems with me. I will tailor our sessions to suit your needs. I promise that I will hear you and not be judgemental, but work with you to get the best outcome for you.
Why not contact me? It is your opportunity to find out about me, as well as for me to find out a little about you. The session takes 50 minutes, and after that you may decide to continue, or not - it is your choice. I may be able to help!
I am located in Soham 6 miles from Ely and 6 miles from Newmarket on the A142. You'll find it relaxing setting with easy parking.
I offer counselling sessions tailored to my clients needs - face to face, telephone counselling, or using Skype. I can offer fixed short-term cognitive behavioural therapy (C.B.T.) or open-ended sessions. For children I can offer work with metaphor using play therapy (therapeutic play).
As well as working with adults I also support children, and young people on both a short-term and long-term basis, for a wide variety of issues, counselling, where appropriate through the creative arts, such as art (painting and drawing), clay work, use of sand tray, storytelling, puppetry, games, visualisation and movement.
I have worked with young adults with learning disabilities, young offenders and young children in a school setting with diverse problems, but including issues around attachment, relationship problems (such as parental divorce), and other issues.
Check out my website www.thepurplefeather.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Relational Couples Counselling 2017
Certificate in Relational Couples Counselling 2016
Certificate in Relational Supervision 2015
Postgraduate Diploma in Play Based Therapy (Canterbury Christchurch University) (level 4). 2008
Diploma in Integrative Counselling. (level 4). 2006
Advanced Certificate in Counselling
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Children and Adolescents
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Problems associated with ageing, such as retirement and reassessing clients role in life.
Acquired head injury.
Issues surrounding Aspergers Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) both for families, and for living with the condition.
Play therapy for children under nine years old
Counselling using creative arts
I offer counselling via Skype or telephone to those who live outside of my area
My fees for individuals are £45.00 per 50 minute session
and for couples I charge £55.00 per 50 minute session.
Clinical Supervision £45.00
I offer a limited number of concessions for students, and people on low incomes.
Concessions offered for
I am currently working via zoom. I have appointments from 10am in the morning until 7pm in the evening, on Monday to Thursday and occasionally on a Saturday.