Maureen Roberts - MSc. MBACP (Accred.) Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Through having the opportunity to reflect …. we can change the way that we look at ourselves, how we deal with problems and in doing so face the future with a positive frame of mind. It takes courage to do this. In a safe and confidential environment I will work with you to help you to take back control of your life and manage the issues and obstacles that you are troubled by.
I am a BACP accredited and experienced counsellor with a broad range of skills and experience and I work with a diverse range of clients.
Talking with a qualified counsellor can help us to reflect on any issues that we are troubled by - whether personal, family or work related and can provide a safe framework to unravel these issues without the pressures of everyday life, which in turn can lead to our developing the determination and strength to deal with them.
I practice as an ‘Integrative’ counsellor. This means that my learning has been developed across a number of psychological theories (including Psycho-dynamic, Humanistic, CBT and Gestalt) and whilst I call on all of these theories in my work my leaning is more towards a humanistic approach in the belief that, given the right support and understanding, people are able to explore and find their own resources to cope with their difficulties. I also regard myself as ‘user centred’ - meaning that with each client a mutually agreed contract focused on the clients agenda is formed.
My counselling training framework is based the belief that in order to work most effectively with a client, as a counsellor I need to be aware of the type of relationship that is most needed for each client as it is the relationship that is of paramount importance – as it enables therapeutic healing to take place – a view which I fully support.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist having attained an integrative diploma in therapeutic counselling and have been practicing since 2007. I am a qualified counselling supervisor and committed to my on-going professional development and am currently studying for a Masters in Positive Psychology. To date my practical experience as a counsellor has been gained in schools across hertfordshire with children and young adults, with adults in my private practice, and I have agency experience with substance misuse, young people’s support and in bereavement.
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
Having worked in corporate business for many years, in HR and Communications, I have gained a considerable amount of experience in dealing with a broad range personal concerns relating to HR/Change Management issues.
Flexible range of meeting times
As a result of the social distancing restrictions being placed upon us all in these unusual times I am happy to offer therapy via telephone.
I work to the BACP ethical framework which provides a set of values that are an overarching set of beliefs that I as a counsellor hold as special to my professional practice. Values are sometimes described as morals or rules by which we conduct our affairs and the BACP’s include respecting human rights and dignity, and ensuring integrity in client relationships – which I fully support.
Anything that is discussed within the counselling room is totally confidential (within the confines of legal constraints). As a professional requirement I receive regular support on my case load from an independent counsellor who is an experienced counselling supervisor – throughout which I maintain client confidentiality.