Valerie Ward Reg MBACP Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor
I am a fully qualified therapeutic practitioner & clinical supervisor & a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) & I abide by their code of ethics. My training at Leeds Metropolitan University is accredited by the BACP. I have a wealth of experience working within the Primary Care Trust and have many years experience working independently in private practice. I offer both long & short term therapy, working face to face with adults & young people.
People come for counselling or psychotherapy for many reasons. Sometimes problems and situations require professional help to resolve them, some people find they're having difficulty coping, others want to use counselling for personal development. Whatever the reason, I am here to support you, and help you to find your own solutions. The counselling relationship can offer the space to talk through issues, explore situations and feelings without feeling judged.
I provide a safe, supportive & confidential environment, in which to explore problems which can enable you, the client, to gain a better understanding of your difficulties. This can help to build confidence and improve your ability to cope in a more informed way.
I chose counselling as a career after receiving counselling myself following a major crisis in my life. This has helped me to understand the process from a clients point of view. I believe I can help people discover for themselves a fulfillment in life which may be eluding them at the moment.
With my experience of working with a diverse range of issues my approach has become integrated and varied, drawing upon a variety of theoretical models, tailored to suit the individual needs of the client. I also have many years experience working with families who have lost loved ones in 'Road Traffic Accidents'.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training at Leeds Metropolitan University is accredited by the B.A.C.P. (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) & I am a member of this organisation and abide by their code of ethics. I have further qualifications in T.A. (Transactional Analysis) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), and working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have a wealth of experience working within the Primary Care Trust taking G.P. referrals, and many years experience working independently in private practice. I am also a clinical supervisor for counselling practitioners, trainee counsellors and Health Care Professionals.
Diploma HE Therapeutic Counselling.
Cert. HE Interpersonal & Counselling Skillls.
Cert. Clinical Supervision.
Cert. Core Concepts Transactional Analysis .
Cert. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Cert. Psychophysiology of Trauma.
Cert. Time-limited Attachment-Informed Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Cert. Couples Counselling
Cert. Introduction to Mental Health Issues.
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
R.T.A.(Road Traffic Accidents)
Counselling & Psychotherapy
£50 per hour.
£50 per hour
Limited low cost places available for daytime sessions for trainee counsellors.