Hi, I'm Tabitha and I'm a qualified counsellor working in New Mills. I am fully insured and supervised, and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such work within their Ethical Framework. I work face to face with clients on a short term or long term basis, and can also offer Skype sessions if requested.
Counselling; like people, varies and there are lots of different approaches or styles of counselling - it is important that you find one that feels right for you, and can help you get the most out of your experience.
I work in an "integrative" way which means that I'm trained in a number of counselling approaches: Person Centred; Psychodynamic and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) as well as Solution Focused, Transactional Analysis, Cogntivie Analytical Therapy (CAT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Methods of Levels (MOL).
I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore and challenge your difficulties, I will work collaboratively with you, encouraging you to reflect; gaining insight into your strengths and potential, as well as being able to consider and reflect on the things that you may be struggling with.
It is not uncommon to find yourself struggling at different times in your life, and I have experience in working with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement & loss (including the loss of a pet), relationship and family difficulties as well as self esteem & confidence to name a few.
Deciding to start counselling can feel difficult, and I am happy to provide a free telephone consultation so that you can ask me a bit more about how I work, what you can expect and anything else that you feel unsure of. Please email me to arrange this; I will usually be with clients during the daytime so won't be able to reply until the evening
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a diploma in integrative counselling, from the CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) and have been practicing privately, within the local Primary Care Mental Health Team, and voluntarily for approximately 10 years.
I currently work as the “Clinical Quality and Assurance Lead” in the Primary Care Mental Health Service in Manchester and as such am committed to maintaining my professional development and training to make sure that my practice is current and appropriate, as well as supporting others to do the same.
Some recent examples of Continuous Professional Development include training in Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) and in Methods of Levels (MOL), as well as CPD programmes at Liverpool John Moores University and in Children and Adult Safeguarding.
I guest lecture at Manchester University on their IAPT programme, training Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and Supervisors who go on to deliver local Mental Health Services in GP practices and in the local community.
I have successfully completed training in Clinical (Counselling) supervision as well as in IAPT Supervision and as such am experienced in the provision of clinical and reflective practice supervision to a range of practitioners supporting clients with a range of complex mental health needs.
I have experience in co-facilitating group therapy for challenging depression rooted in a Solution-Focused model, as well as a more process driven group focusing on bereavement and am involved in delivering psycho-educational workshops based on CAT principles.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can also provide:
* Counselling Supervision privately or as an external supervisor to an organisation
* PWP Supervision as an external supervisor to an organisation
* Mental Health Awareness training
* Mental Health Awareness workshops
and welcome clients who have or are experiencing the loss of their pet as in my experience, this isn’t always readily accessible or available, but can be extremely helpful.
Counselling £45 / 60 minute session (or part thereof)
Supervision £70 / 90 minute session (or part thereof)
Training and Workshops negotiable depending on need - please contact me
Concessions can be negotiated for students receiving supervision whilst in training.
Evenings and Weekends
Appointments are available on Weekday evenings or at Weekends
I am based in New Mills / New Town, High Peak, Derbyshire