Risha Stapleton -MBACP,Dip Counselling/Social Work,Msc Econ,
With over 20 years of complimentary therapeutic counselling experience, I have been able to provide help and support to stressed adults in the community enabling them to improve the quality of their lives, by airing issues that have arisen for them in their working and personal lives. During this time, I have also supported couples with a view to helping them to understand ways of reviewing and revitalising their relationships
I have experience of working as a qualified social worker in a variety of settings in both the public and private sector. This has consisted of supporting young people who have been fostered as a result of child protection issues
I also have experience as a Practice Teacher/Educator in supervising social work trainees in various training placements within the social service fields. This has been an useful supportive experience which has enabled trainee social workers to embark on what I believe is a vital aid to supporting members of the community
In addition I offer sessional support as a volunteer with Silverline/Age UK to older members of the community who are isolated from their family and experience loneliness in their own home
My approach is face to face client centered therapy, using a variety of therapeutic skills. My main focus of work is working with individuals and couples within a framework of Solution Focus Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy and where appropriate offering tuition in Relaxation and Stress Management, which I believe can be of additional benefit when offering therapy.
I provide a welcoming relaxed environment to help you feel comfortable. It is a chance to talk to someone about things in your life that don't make sense or that make you feel unhappy, sad or angry - 'talking' can help to understand things better and help you to feel more confident about your life
Personal/Professional Relationship Counselling
Individual tuition in relaxation/stress management.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Agency Counseling
- Diploma in Social Work
- Practice Teaching Award in Social Work
- Postgraduate Certificate in Social Services Management
- Masters in Social Studies
- Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Certificates: Nursery nursing, relaxation-stress management, brief therapy and cognitive behavior of BACP (MBACP)
- DSB checked
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
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Relaxation/ Stress Management
- Child Counselling
Initial session £45 in order for you to decide whether to pursue counselling with me.
It is also possible to book a 30 min slot via the telephone or online -at a fee of £20
Subsequent sessions £40
Lasting 60 mins
Cancellations 24 hours required
(Cash or Cheque only )