Trina Driver. (Dip Couns Dip Life Coach Dip HE BaPa)
I am a Therapeutic Counsellor and Holistic Therapist offering a specialist psychological service for women. I have been working therapeutically for thirty years with individuals and groups and can offer you Counselling, Psychotherapy, Creative Therapy and/or Mindfulness and Relaxation sessions.
My approach is warm and down to earth. I aim to de-mystify therapy and make it available to women from all walks of life.
I can offer you specialist support with:
Social anxiety and shame
Life transitions - and more.
I have an integrative and person-centred approach which means that I use a number of therapeutic techniques in order to best meet your needs.
I will value and respect you as an individual and recognise your potential for change and your capacity to decide what feels right for you.
I am passionate about offering equal opportunities and I gladly welcome diversity. If you have individual needs which make accessing counselling difficult, I will endeavour to meet your requirements.
I adhere strictly to the BACP ethical framework and receive regular supervision from a BACP accredited supervisor.
Please see my website for testimonials and further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Life Coach
ITEC Certificate Intuitive Massage Therapy. (International Therapy Examination Council)
Degree Performance Arts
10 years devising and running psychotherapeutic based groups promoting personal development, relationship building, self esteem and confidence.
10 years practising, promoting and training equal opportunities, diversity awareness and respect.
25 years using Integrative Therapy with people with learning disabilities and/or challenging needs.
On-going personal development, personal therapy and training.
5 years bereavement counselling for CRUSE.
3 years counselling at SWADS supporting people with drug and alcohol problems.
2 years (ongoing) mentoring for young women at the Door youth project.
Ongoing private counselling practice combining all of the above experience and training.
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
My fee is £35 and I can negotiate reductions for people whose circumstances would otherwise prevent them from having access to therapy.
In this current climate of isolation and lock down I am also offering two half hour phone or on-line check-in sessions a week for the same fee. Fees are negotiable for those facing financial constraints.
Concessions offered for
I have experience of working with:
Women for whom contact is extremely difficult (through fear or shame or other communication difficulties).
Sessions can be arranged in a way that is manageable for you - including, for example, typing on Skype, email exchange or texting.
Same sex relationships and families.
People with learning and/or physical disabilities and their families.