Sonia Prescott

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Counsellor AD DIP MBCAP CPCAB & Counselling Supervisor
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Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am an experienced, qualified Therapeutic Counsellor, and Counselling Supervisor for other Counsellors. Having over 16 years experience working with Adults, Couples, Adolescents and Children, providing a confidential empathic and understanding approach. I am an experienced counsellor with a working background of front line operations, including military personnel, veterans and blue light services. This is in a safe, non judgemental environment, where my clients can feel at ease. I run my own private practice Tranquility Counselling in Oxford and am available to travel out to meet clients individual needs if required. I have previously worked as a Therapeutic Counsellor within the NHS and local authority for a number of years.

I feel we all experience emotional challenges at some point in our life. We often look for help and support when facing difficult feelings or life situations. It can be hard to talk to immediate family and friends sometimes, as transference and opinion often occurs. Those invisible illnesses called depression and anxiety can be hard to understand, let alone see. Therefore counselling can help in finding new ways of thinking and feeling, whilst bringing about lasting change. Empowering yourself in a positive way.

I can understand the first step to accessing counselling can seem quite daunting, I experienced this myself many years ago. If you would like to ask any questions before making an appointment please don't hesitate to call or email me. If you would prefer me to initiate a conversation please leave your contact details and I will call you back as soon as I can.

Training, qualifications & experience

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness 2018                                                          Safeguarding Children level 1 2018                                                                        Certificate in Adult Survivors of Abuse BACP Endorsed 2015
Clinical Supervision DIP (Distinction) ISPC Accredited BACP Endorsed 2015
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy DIP (Distinction) BACP Endorsed 2014
Certificate in Depression and Psychosis 2009
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - 2007
Trauma and Bereavement (Cruse Bereavement) - 2007
Certificate in awareness in Bereavement (Cruse Bereavement) - 2006
Certificate in Counselling Theory - 2005
Certificate in Counselling Skills - 2004
Certificate working with Young People - 2003

Enhanced CRB Checked. Full liability insurance

I am I member of the BACP, and abide by their code of ethics and complaint procedure. This organisation is one of the largest professional bodies for counsellors in the UK and insure the highest professional standards.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Same sex Relationships
Suicidal thoughts
Terminal illness
Cancer support/end of life support

Pet Bereavement

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

One to One sessions £50 per 50 minutes

£70 per 50 minutes for Couple Counselling.

£70 Clinical Supervision

When I work

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I book on a week to week service, so I can guarantee an appointment within 7 days.

Further information

Appointment times; 5 days a week Monday to Thursday 9am - 7pm and Friday 9am - 1pm. I can also offer home visits.
Accessible bus routes from Oxford or Witney and close proximity to the A40.

EAP work undertaken

Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

FaceTime
Microsoft Teams
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person

Supervision available.

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Sonia Prescott
Sonia Prescott