Trina Driver. (Dip Couns Dip Life Coach Dip HE BaPa)
Hello - Thank you for exploring my profile. I have been working therapeutically in London and Gloucestershire for 35 years with individuals and groups. I specialise in working with women and now offer women-only sessions in Therapeutic Counselling, Creative Therapy, and Mindfulness and Relaxation. Please feel free to contact me to arrange a free "no strings" conversation to find out more about what I may be able to offer you. 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 currently work on line or phone and I have availability outside of working hours if required. I can help you to work through specific challenges, or to work more generally to support you to become your best self - living your best life.
I have experience of working with Anxiety, PTSD, Highly Sensitive People, Childhood abuse, Sexual Assault Survivors, Grief, Relationships and Families, Addiction, Autism, Trauma, Social anxiety, Shame, Depression, Eating disorders, Dysphoria, Dysmorphia, Hypochondria, Domestic Abuse, Life transitions - and much 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.
35 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.
3 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £35 and I can negotiate reductions for key workers and 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 online check-in sessions a week for the same fee.
Concessions offered for
I have experience of working with:
Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)
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.