Mary Laverty (Accredited member of National Counselling Society)
I am a fully qualified experienced counsellor, and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society(www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org) and am bound by it's clinical framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My integrative approach incorporates a number of ways to help my client to uncover hidden emotions which are affecting them now. I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis, Person Centred and Hypnotherapy approaches. The initial session takes the form of an assessment in which I discuss with you whether we can work usefully together.
Working confidentially to provide counselling and hypnotherapy separately or integrated, my primary ethic is to ensure my client is at the forefront of everything we do.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in education for many years so have a wealth of experience working with children and parents from many different backgrounds.
I am was the Parent Counsellor for 12 schools for many years and have broad experience of counselling adults of all ages, as well as teenagers. I worked for 7 years in a drop-in centre for women and children involved in domestic abuse. When I decided to become a counsellor I gained the following qualifications over 4 years:
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Theory and Skills
Theory and Practice in Transactional Analysis
Certificate in Human Givens Approach to Counselling (Including Addiction, Depression & Anger)
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
Counselling and hypnotherapy can be undertaken separately and can be integrated appropriately. As a therapist, I work with you, using the approach that you require and which we agree would be the most beneficial to you.
Central to my work are the Core Conditions of empathy, acceptance and honesty. I provide a safe, quiet confidential space for you to bring all your problems, thoughts and feelings and to be listened to.
By entering into Counselling you will give yourself the power to change your perspectives, feelings, emotions and your behaviour. I will guide you in an empathic, patient, non-judgemental way, and help you to find the direction in which you want to proceed.