Accred MBACP PG Dip Trauma PTSD
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Hello my name is Tamsin. I am a BACP Accredited Person Centred counsellor working in Hove. Taking the first step to call a counsellor can be daunting. I am warm and empathic and will treat you with understanding and kindness. I believe that the relationship we develop is at the centre of counselling work, so I aim to connect with all my clients quickly and offer them the space they need to explore their situations and concerns. I'm interested in what makes you you and would love the opportunity to get to know you, as you are.
I currently work in private practice where I see individuals on either a short or long term basis, depending on requirements. I am happy to discuss your individual needs on the phone, or via email, before we meet.
I have worked extensively with clients suffering with depression and anxiety. I specialise working with women with hormonal issues, in particular PMDD. It is common for me to work with individuals with relationship issues, whether that be with a spouse, partner, family member of friend. I have worked with many clients that are survivors of sexual abuse and therefore have a clear understanding of what it is to work with PTSD, historical and current trauma. I have had the pleasure of working with student counsellors as they complete their university counselling course, which is always a fascinating journey to be part of.
If you decided to see me for counselling sessions my first priority is to create a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment, so you are able to explore the issues or decisions important to you. I have a relaxed, chatty style and love really getting into the areas that need unpicking.
I believe the relationship that develops between a client and counsellor is the key to therapeutic change which is why I feel it is important that we connect before you commit to therapy sessions. I offer a 30 min, free of charge online initial session so you are able to meet me and decide if my approach will be suitable for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from Brighton University in 2010 and I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I work in person from The Grey Door Therapy Clinic in Hove and also work online.
I continue to expand my training by regularly attending short courses and training days. I have gained certificates in transactional analysis (TA101), trauma counselling with adults and working with childhood trauma, Surviving Sexual Violence, eating disorders, specially anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Working with sand tray. Spirituality and counselling. Difference and diversity. Art therapy. I'm currently in the process of gaining BACP accreditation.
This is a snap shot to the more recent trainings.
As well as working in private practice I have worked as a school counsellor so held a CRB certificate. I also worked at the As You Are Centre in Southwick. The clients accessing these settings provided me with invaluable experience working with a broad age range, with diverse issues and concerns.
Many of the clients I have had success with have been struggling with relationship issues. Sometimes with their husband, wife or partner, sometimes it is with parents and children. I believe counselling can help you see what you need from relationships and the best way forward in your given circumstances.
I have extensive experience working with survivors of abuse and rape.
I have also worked for many years in the private sector, where I trained staff and consulted with senior management. I therefore have gained insight to the stresses faced by all levels throughout a business.
I currently work with a number of local businesses offering sessions to employees. These sessions are designed to help the staff work through work related stress issues as well as addressing aspects of their personal life which could be impacting their daily working life. Feel free to enquire about staff wellness sessions which can be held in your place of work or my office to suit.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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£55.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
- My fees start at £55 per 50 min session
- Bespoke corporate packages available
- I have a number of low cost spaces available
When I work
My typical day is from 9.30am to 3.30pm, however I have some flexibility especially for online sessions, so please ask if these times don't work for you.
I returned from living and working in New York in July 2021. I have worked cross culturally both in the UK and of course in the USA. My time working in America has given me a broader perspective on many aspects of life, both on a personal and professional level. Being in America at such a difficult moment for the country allowed me to examine my values and bias in a way I wouldn't have been able to do without living there through the 'me too', 'black lives matter' movements, and of course the pandemic.
I have experience working with adults and young people dealing with:
Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Addictions (including Drug & Alcohol), Depression, Fears, Bereavement & Loss, Trauma, Relationship issues, Low Self-Esteem, Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Child Related Issues, Stress, Work related issues, Eating Disorders, General Counselling.