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Heather Morfett, Counsellor, MBACP (Accredited & Registered)

Plymouth, Devon, PL9
079 419 152 65 079 419 152 65 Registered / Accredited

About me

Welcome

I am an experienced therapist, Accredited and Registered with the BACP, offering individual and couples therapy. Over the last ten years, I have established a successful private practice in Plymouth, working with people seeking help with a broad range of issues. I offer short term and long term work.

I recognise that it takes courage to seek therapy and I offer a warm welcome to help people feel comfortable and at ease.

The therapeutic relationship offers a unique opportunity to look at issues in a particular environment, which is accepting and nonjudgemental, a space to slow down and reflect, so that new awarenesses and insights can emerge. I offer a mindful presence, gently noticing what is being experienced in the room.

My core training is in Integrative Counselling, employing a humanistic and person-centred approach.

"The most precious thing we can offer others is our presence." - Thich Naht Hanh

Training, qualifications & experience

My background

I was employed in the NHS for twenty five years, initially as a Mental Health Nurse and latterly as a therapist.

I have worked in a variety of contexts, including mental health services, day therapy centres, GP practices, a youth agency, and a psychotherapy department. Throughout this time I have engaged with people individually and in groups, paying attention to their stories and experiences, rather than diagnosis.

Professional Qualification & Membership

Integrative Counsellor - British Assoc of Counselling & Psychotherapy(BACP) - Accredited & Registered.

Other Training/Qualifications:-

Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling - Iron Mill Institute
Gender Equality & Mental Health - Inequality Agenda
Introduction to Group Analysis - Group Analysis S/West
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - University of Plymouth
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Assessment and Formulation
- University of Plymouth
Supervision Course - RELATE
Qualified Mental Health Nurse

Publications

Scarves Around the World - Heather Morfett shares her experience of working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse in India. Therapy Today, November 2013, Vol24/issue 9 www.therapytoday.net  Also on www.rahifoundation.org

Groupwork for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Childhood - Lorna Coulson and Heather Morfett describe how women overcame feelings of isolation and shame by sharing their exprences in a safe, all female space. Mental Health Practice September 2013 Vol17/no 1 www.mentalhealthpractice.co.uk

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Counselling: £55/session

I am available for short term and long term work.

Clinical Supervision: £75 - 90 minutes

Couples / Family Therapy: £95 - 90 minutes, working with a co-therapist

Mount Batten
Plymouth
Devon
PL9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I have many years experience offering Clinical Supervision to people from a variety of disciplines and clinical backgrounds.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Heather Morfett, Counsellor, MBACP (Accredited & Registered)

Heather Morfett, Counsellor, MBACP (Accredited & Registered)