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About me

I am a mature counsellor with significant experience in working with adults using the psychodynamic approach, in a warm and person-centred way. I have over twenty years experience of counselling and related work in the caring professions. Formerly I worked as a residential social worker. More recently I have worked with issues of mental/emotional health with BUPA, the Alzheimer's Society, Age Concern and Victim Support, in addition to the IAPT service at Mind with clients referred by their GP.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Development Diploma in Counselling (Foundation degree level FHEQ 5 and a BACP accredited course).

I have also completed extensive training in domestic abuse, attachment issues, sexual abuse, self - esteem, assertiveness and issues around anger.

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I undertake continuing professional development and monthly supervision.

I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Carers' issues
Loss
End of life issues
Health-related issues
Self-harm
Personal development and life choices

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Additional information

£35 per one hour session.

The number of sessions is dependent upon the needs and requirements of the client.

Availability

Some evening and weekend appointments are available

Further information

I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics and Practice and am fully insured.

Colchester
Essex
CO5

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Barbara Driscoll Registered MBACP

Barbara Driscoll Registered MBACP