Callum Baird MBACP (Accred) BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) FdA
I'm an experienced, accredited counsellor offering a calm, quiet, non-judgemental environment. You can use our sessions to offload, for support with an issue that's effecting your life right now, or to explore more long standing issues to help prevent the same negative feelings in the future.
I have a foundation degree in Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis. This means that I am trained in recognising the personal growth potential in all of us, to offer a non-judgmental environment to explore this in and to work with you to explore how your past has influenced the decisions you’ve made and how you interact with others – from your family and partner to your workmates and boss.
I also have experience in using Mindfulness which can be seen as managing overwhelming thoughts and feelings by paying attention to the present moment, and CBT which can be seen as exploring how and why we give particular meanings to events in our lives in order to maintain beliefs about ourselves.
I offer evening and daytime sessions and am based in Whitchurch in Hampshire, less than 10 miles from Basingstoke, Andover, Newbury and Winchester, just 5 minutes from the A34, and Yattendon in Berkshire, less than 10 miles from Newbury and just 10 minutes from J13 of the M4 and the A34.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Communication Studies
BSc Hons Reflective Therapeutic Practice
FdA Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis
Introductory Transactional Analysis 101
Certificate in CBT Skills
Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling Skills
Fundamentals of Gestalt Therapy Theory
Introduction to Mindfulness
Introducing Mindfulness Skills to Clients
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Meditation
10 years one to one client experience including:
3 years Senior Associate Counsellor - University of Winchester
1 year Volunteer Counsellor - MIND Andover
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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Accredited Register Scheme
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Initial 30 minute assessment session - free.
Individuals - £50 per 50 minute session.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am on their Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This means that I am bound by, and work within their Ethical Framework - www.bacp.co.uk. I am also registered with the Information Commissioner's Office as part of the Data Protection Act.