Karen Twyford MBACP(Snr.Accred) UKRCP
A BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor offering Individual and Couples Counselling and Counselling Supervision.
Also a Registered Independant Counsellor with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Hertfordshire)
CSCT Diploma in Counselling
Cascade Diploma in Individual & Group Supervision
Relate Certificate in Marital & Couple Counselling
Post Qualifying Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Making the decision to engage in counselling can be a difficult one for many people. Often people feel that their issues are too insignificant to warrant seeing a counsellor, and fear feeling a fraud, or that they might be seen to be "making a fuss about nothing". Others can feel that their problems are far too big, that they might overwhelm the counsellor, or any other person that they might share them with. These are very normal feelings to have, and will be dealt with sensitively by a Professional Counsellor.
For most people, Counselling can be a positive way forward. Counselling can be used as an aid to Personal Development and greater Self Awareness. A means to help cope with a personal crisis, such as an accident, work stress, bereavement, redundancy or relationship breakup. It can facilitate the exploration of highly sensitive subjects, like child abuse or sexual issues, or be used to work with more ongoing difficulties, like depression, relationship difficulties, anxiety, phobias and stress.
A Senior Accredited Counsellor and Accredited Supervisor with the BACP, and counselling since 1995, I have many years experience of working with a wide range of counselling issues, including those listed above. I offer Face to Face and Telephone Counselling for Individuals, and Face to Face Counselling for Couples.
For more detailed information on the counselling services offered, please go to my website at www.counsellingmk.co.uk or use the link above.