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Adv. Dip.CP MBACP

About me

Hello, my name is Geraldine. Thank you for taking the time to view my page. I provide a caring service that offers you the opportunity to start your journey of discovery, growth and achievement.

Helping people has always been my passion. I became interested in counselling in 2001 and after 5 years of intense studying, I feel I can offer clients a wide range of knowledge. In my integrative approach to counselling I combine my Humanistic and Psychodynamic skills to provide a confidential, safe and professional service to help my clients 'move on' with their life. The counselling process may involve you exploring both your current concerns and past experiences depending upon the approach I use to work with you. This will in turn allow you to implement changes in the way you do things, give you clarity to see a way forward and help you become more self-sufficient. Therefore enabling you to take steps forward to reach a much happier and more fulfilling life.

What to expect in your sessions

Your counselling sessions will be held at Therapies at Wootton, location as listed below.

Your session will be for 60 minutes.

I will listen attentively to you without butting-in or imposing my own values and beliefs on you.

I will give you respect and the space to explore your thoughts, feelings, or behaviour, whatever they are.

I will be non judgemental and empathize with you, as I believe you will find it helpful just to have your concerns taken seriously.

After our first session, I can offer you a 'Therapy Schedule' to suit your needs.  My aim is to be fully committed to working with you to resolve your issues, whether it be depression, marriage breakdown, relationship problems, anxiety or any other issue that is troubling you.

How to get in contact?

You can contact me on my mobile 07912387630 and if I am unavailable please leave a message and be assured, I will definitely call you back. Alternatively, you can email me here.

Types of Therapy

Person Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my counselling studies at the University of Leicester, where I attained my Qualification in Psychodynamic Counselling in 2003. In 2006 I qualified as a Therapist when I completed an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I have worked as a Counsellor in Mind, the Pastoral Counselling Centre and Campbell House in Northampton where I have helped clients with relationship, anger, low self-esteem, anxiety, bereavement and stress issues.

  • Certificate in Counselling Psychodynamic Studies - The University of Leicester
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy -  Tresham College
  • Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
  • Member of British Counselling Association & Psychotherapy

Continuing Professional Development (CPD):-

  • Working with Couples in Counselling
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Working with Complex Trauma
  • Gestalt Theory and Practice
  • How to Work When Therapy Is Not Working
  • Reasons for Self Harm
  • Emotional Development of Children
  • Working with Anger
  • Resilience & Wellbeing Training

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs

Additional information

Sessions are booked for 60 minutes is therapy time.

The fee per session is £40 for individuals and £65 per couple and payable at the time of the session. Payment by cash or cheque (with a guarantee card)

You can contact me on my mobile 07912387630 and if I am unavailable please leave a message and be assured, I will definitely call you back. Alternatively, you can email me here.

When I work

I am available:

  • Monday to Friday from 9 am until 8 pm
  • Every Saturday from 9.30 am until 3.30 pm.
  • I do 'on line' & face to face sessions 

Further information

My therapy room is based in Therapies at Wootton Fields in Northampton where we believe in a truly holistic and authentic approach to our client's wellbeing.

I work within the BACP Ethical Framework and receive supervision as per their guidelines.

Therapies At Wootton Fields, 17 Tudor Court, Wootton Fields, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 6FF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme