Alistair Macdougall MBACP (Accred)
My name is Alistair and I work as a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice from my home in Cropwell Bishop, (near Bingham) Nottingham. I provide counselling for Employee Assisted Programs such as BUPA. I also offer person-centred supervision.
I have several years experience with the NHS providing counselling at a GP practice in Leicestershire. I have received specialist training in 'Counselling for Depression,' an approach approved by the NICE guidelines for the NHS.
I believe counselling can be an enriching and rewarding experience for many people. I have experienced the benefits myself, and I have seen clients grow and develop through their use of the counselling relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
Pursuing my interest in counselling and relationships I attended Nottingham University where I studied human relations, achieving a Masters degree in 1996.
I then began working as a volunteer counsellor at Nottingham Counselling Centre and completed their integrative training program. I became an Accredited Counsellor at the Counselling Centre and a member of the assessment team. I worked with clients there for 10 years.
I have a diploma in person-centred counselling and psychotherapy from Temenos, an independent training organisation in Sheffield providing high quality training in the person-centred approach. I am committed to this approach and I am a member of the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA).
I also have an Advanced Diploma in CBT methods for person-centred counsellors from Warwick University.
I have 8 years experience working in a busy GP practice. I have trained in 'Counselling for Depression,' a NICE Guidelines approved method of working with depression.
In 2009 I completed an advanced diploma in the supervision of person-centred counsellors at Warwick University and I can offer supervision to counsellors who seek this approach.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within its ethical framework for good practice.
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.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with adult individuals and have experience of both short-term and long-term work. I work with a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, unhappiness, relationship issues, and bereavement. I find counselling can also be helpful in finding meaning and purpose in life, spiritual issues or simply for personal growth.
Sessions cost £45 per one hour session. This may be negotiable for people on low incomes.
Supervision fees are also £45 per hour.
For more information, an appointment, or to discuss how I can help you, please feel free to contact me.