MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, Registered MBACP (Accred)
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Are you looking for a friendly, professional and experienced counsellor based near Gloucester and Cheltenham?
My name is Cheryl King and I am an experienced, accredited Person Centred/ Integrative counsellor and supervisor. I also offer CBT. I work with adults of all ages, couples and young people through my private practice. I have extensive experience working as a counsellor and supervisor in education, and with various organisations and workplace clients. I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within the BACP ethical framework. I am a BUPA recognised Mental Health Practitioner and hold enhanced DBS certification.
I offer flexible daytime and some evening appointments in a confidential, safe and understanding environment for you to explore your experiences, feelings and needs, enabling growth and change to happen. I work using video conferencing applications such as FaceTime and WhatsApp, but also offer face to face therapy from a private therapy room in Highnam, just outside Gloucester. I also run a private practice based in Preston in Lancashire.
Please click on the link to my website (above) for further information about me and the services I offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a counsellor I work with adults of all ages, couples and young people through my private practice, dealing with a wide range of issues. I have extensive experience in education, working as a Counsellor and supervisor with schools, colleges and Universities. As a supervisor I work with counsellors in training as well as recently qualified and experienced counsellors.
I believe that ongoing education and training backed up by broad experience are important to promote and support quality practice. My qualifications and formal training include the following:
- Masters Degree (MSc) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (UCLan)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision (Chester University)
- Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
- Certificate in Couple Counselling ('Relate' based)
- Certificate in Self Harm with Children and Adolescents
- Certificate in CBT for Depression
- Certificate in Legal Issues relating to Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People
- Certificate in Loss and Bereavement
- Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Certificate in Stress Management
- 'Working with Adolescents'
- Certificate in Alcohol Dependancy
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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
Bereavement and Loss
Each counselling session or supervision session is 60 minutes.
My fees are:
£50 for individual therapy or supervision
£60 for couples.
£45 for students
EAPs/ organisations/ Groups by arrangement
When I work
Weekdays 8 to 5. Some evening appointments are also available.
I work in a private setting in Highnam, about three miles West of Gloucester. I offer a completely confidential service.
Please see my website above for further information.
"My life and family relationships are so much improved now and as a consequence, my partner and I are getting married next year. "
"It encouraged me to examine the issues I had in a more objective way. I found it to be an excellent support mechanism for me and it played a major role in helping to return to the outgoing and confident person I was before."
"Having never thought about counselling before, I took a leap of faith and contacted Cheryl. She made me feel at ease and comfortable and listened with empathy as we explored the issues that I had."
"Ever since finishing the sessions with Cheryl I am able to get on with my life more comfortably knowing the tools she gave me to deal with situations are always at hand to help at low points that may occur during the rest of my life."
"I never imagined that a course of counselling sessions would have such a positive affect on my well being, family life and work life. I truly feel that I walked into counselling as one person and left after my sessions as a much better person."