Ada Mournian MBACP (Accred) MA Counselling & Supervision
***Corona Virus Update***
Until further notice, I will be working remotely, rather than having face-to-face sessions. In addition, if you have been furloughed my fee will also be reduced to 80% of the usual rate.
I am able to offer telephone or Zoom sessions, whichever is preferable and most comfortable for you. This is a difficult time for most people, but you don't have to struggle on your own, or feel totally isolated.
When life starts feeling difficult, you may feel the pressure to carry on as normal, despite the fact that you’re struggling on the inside. But it doesn’t need to be this way.
I have over 20 years' experience of counselling and practice in Wellington Somerset & in Tiverton Devon. I work with adults, couples, young people & families; Mondays to Fridays, with some early evening appointments available.
I am an MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor & Psychotherapist, committed to providing a supportive therapeutic relationship that facilitates growth and enables change. The safe, confidential and calm environment that I provide, allows you to explore issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, eating disorders, anger problems, abuse, redundancy, low self-esteem, change and transition, and many more.
Seeing a counsellor for the first time can feel like a scary prospect, but it’s important to remember that you are the one who’s in control. I’ll never force you to divulge anything you aren’t comfortable discussing, and we’ll take every session at a pace that suits you.
My role is to guide you through the process. Everybody needs a helping hand now and then, and as your counsellor I’ll be there for you as a non-judgemental, neutral figure to steer you through the journey towards emotional independence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist; and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework. I have been a counsellor for over 20 years and previously worked as a volunteer for a charity supporting mothers and their babies. Before becoming a counsellor I worked in the financial services industry.
I am on the Accredited Voluntary Register.
Post-Graduate Diploma 2001
MA Professional Studies (Counselling) 2003
MBACP Accreditation 2005
Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision 2005
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Weight Management
Your first meeting with me will be at a reduced cost of £25 for one hour. During this initial chat, we’ll discuss how often you’d like to see me, and create a plan that is appropriate and affordable for you. Sessions after this are charged at *£50 per hour/£70 for 1.5 hours. I am able to offer a limited number of concessions.
*effective from 1st April 2020. Existing clients continue to pay the rate charged at the outset, providing counselling is continuous.
I will give you as much notice as possible of my holidays or times when I am unable to meet. I will not expect you to pay me for times when you are unable to keep appointments providing you have given me at least 24 hours notice. Often we will be able to rearrange sessions to suit both of us if necessary.
How we will work together:
During our first meeting we will discuss, amongst other things:
- when & where we will meet - usually weekly
- how often and for how long - I usually work for a full hour, longer sessions are possible and can be useful before a break (holidays) for example, at times of stress, or for couples work.
- fees, and how and when they will be paid - I accept cash, cheques or payment by BACS/App. I offer some concessions for those in need and for block bookings/payment in advance.
- cancellation of sessions - I do not charge when at least 24 hours notice is given. Usually I will be able to offer an alternative appointment rather than having to miss a session
- confidentiality - Everything you tell me is confidential, as is the very fact that I meet with you. An exception to this is if I think you are at serious risk of harm to yourself or others and then, unless there was an emergency, we would take time to discuss how to proceed. The only other time I would breach confidentiality is if required by law.
- endings & reviews - Endings are an important part of the counselling process and we will spend time planning how and when to end. We will review our work together on an ongoing basis, and renegotiate our agreement together if necessary.
these will form the basis of our agreement to work together (sometimes called the counselling contract).
They are not ‘set in stone’ and I aim to be flexible wherever possible whilst bearing in mind that the certainties of counselling are themselves part of the therapeutic process.