Geraldine Clifford Dip BACP Accredited & UKRCP Registered
I am a counsellor in private practice accredited by The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and therefore offer my clients the reassurance that I adhere to BACP's guidelines and code of ethics of good practice.
I have been extensively trained in the various ways of working with the psychological and emotional problems people often experience. I work individually with people seeking help for:
- low self esteem
- panic attacks
- and all kinds of doubts
- fears and phobias.
I have had extensive experience working with couples and families and the difficulties that often arise in relationships. I offer my clients confidentiality and a quiet and comfortable room in which to meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling awarded by The Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.
I also achieved a Certificate from the Relate Programme for working with families experiencing difficulties.
I have been a practitioner with the Home-Start Organisation working with problem families. I have also been a Place2B counsellor working with young people in a school setting, and am currently working with teenagers as well as running my private practice. I have also had the experience of working with people in a drop-in day centre.
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.
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
One to one sessions lasts 50 minutes and costs £35.
Couples and family counselling lasts 1 hour and costs £45.
There is some facility for price concessions for people experiencing financial difficulties.