at West Shore Counselling. MNCS (accred) MBACP, MBPsS
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Hi . My name is Beverley. I'm a qualified and accredited counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the National Counselling Society. I am also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) and a student with the British Psychoanalytic Society. I’ve been in practice as a counsellor for over 15 years, working with people who find themselves struggling with one or more of the following:
Depression: Suffering from ongoing low mood, sometimes with feelings of guilt and hopelessness. These unpleasant feelings are difficult to manage alone and can be signs of depression. I can help you recover from your current depression and together we will develop strategies for managing any future bouts of low mood and depression.
Anxiety: is an awful but common symptom of emotional distress. There are many reasons why some people suffer from anxiety. The good news is that anxiety, no matter how awful, can be managed. I have considerable experience in helping people understand and manage their own particular form of anxiety.
Going through a ‘Bad Patch’ : Most of us will go through a ‘bad patch at sometime in our lives. Often family and friends are wonderful, they are there for us and they help us through the difficult times. However, there are times when sharing problems with family and friends is complicated and sometimes’ the help and advice given creates confusion, preventing us from seeing the way forward. Talking things through with an impartial listener can be the key. It can help clear the confusion and restore motivation. I would be happy to help you in this situation.
Relationship breakdown: Suffering from the fallout and trauma of a relationship breakdown. This incredibly painful and difficult time can be an overwhelming emotional burden. It is exhausting to carry this alone. Feelings of Loss, rejection and bereavement, are common symptoms. There may also be elements of anxiety and depression. I can offer the support of an experienced therapist to help you through this awful time.
Bereavement: Some bereavements are traumatic and people find it helpful to have my support. Others find my support helpful whilst adjusting to a life without their loved one. I spent several years working as a bereavement counsellor in hospice and hospital settings. I would be pleased to offer support with your bereavement .
My specialist approach to helping pays particular attention to confidentiality, privacy and personal dignity. I provide counselling that is both supportive and rational. Combining the warmth of a trusting relationship, with the professional knowledge and experience of a qualified counsellor. This approach is successful in helping people through some of their most difficult and challenging times.
Although our work together will not be able to change events that have already happened, counselling will help manage the personal distress caused by difficult events, build self esteem and help in finding a new perspective.
I have worked for many years as a counsellor, for various organisations such as: hospitals, schools, hospice and women’s centres. I now manage my own private counselling practice on the West Shore of Llandudno. I offer positive and non judgemental counselling to individuals seeking brief or longer term counselling.
The length and frequency of counselling sessions will vary according to individual need. Some people will need only a few counselling sessions whilst others will need counselling for a longer time.
People often feel anxious about making the first step to contact a counsellor. Perhaps wondering if their issue is suitable or serious enough? This feeling of uncertainty is very common. Please contact me via email to discuss your problems and concerns. It is always better to seek help early rather than endure prolonged emotional distress. If you do decide to go ahead and make an appointment we will think together about Issues such as length of therapy, time constraints, fees and so on.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Honours Degree in Psychology and member of the British Psychological Society
Post Grad Diploma in therapeutic counselling and registered member of the bacp -British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychoanalytic theory and practice
Diploma in Jungian psychology
Sand tray therapy for adults and children.
Certificates in Bereavement, separation and loss - adults and children
Certificates in working therapeutically with children.
Certificate in CBT
certificate in relaxation
Certificates in alcohol and substance misuse
Registered Nurse (retired) and member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Previous Private practice in Macclesfield
Previous counselling experience at Manchester Royal Infirmary- Bereavement Centre, Blythe House Hospice, Stockport Alcohol and Drug Service, Stockport Women's Centre, counsellor for Dry Out Now, and Place2Be. Children's counselling service in schools.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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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).
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fees for counselling are £50 per counselling hour for zoom and face to face appointments. Fees can be paid by cheque, cash or by electronic transfer.
When I work
I currently have availability
I offer a therapy that is both supportive and rational, combining elements from cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic theory.
My work is strongly influenced by Jungian psychology