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About me

My name is Aimee, and I am a qualified person-centered counsellor. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have been working for the NHS counselling face to face and then over the telephone when the pandemic hit us. I have worked with a diverse variety of people and backgrounds. During my work with the NHS we worked on a strict 7 sessions, therefore I am able to provide brief therapy as well as long term therapy.

We can experience emotional difficulties and unpleasant feelings at some time during our life, now and then they can progress, becoming overwhelming or unmanageable, we don’t know what to do or where to turn. Often we can get feelings of something being wrong but can't understand or work out what it could be. Sometimes talking to friends and family can help, but if that isn’t an option, or doesn't feel like it is helping, then it may be time to look at counselling.

I provide a warm, non judgmental relationship where you can feel comfortable to explore your thoughts and feelings. Offering this will allow you to get to the core of what is troubling you. It can help you understand why you may act in certain ways and help the process of positive change.

Through working together we will explore your current difficulties and uncover links between your past and present experiences. Doing so can help give you a better understanding of how you are feeling and why, and in turn will assist you to make positive and lasting change.

If you would like to come to me for counselling, I will work with you in a client-centred way, understanding your experiences from your point of view, positively valuing you as a person without judgement. Person-centred counselling can help. you to feel accepted and understand your own feelings better.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • SEG awards ABC Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling
  • ABC Level 3 certificate in counselling skills
  • ABC Level 2 certificate in counselling concepts
  • I have successfully completed the following training courses:
  • Domestic abuse
  • Honour-Based violence and forced marriage
  • Mental capacity Act
  • Safeguarding - Level 1
  • Sexual Abuse and an introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Safeguarding Children - Level 1 and 2
  • Online Safety - Risks to children

I started counselling in a rehabilitation centre, working with clients recovering from alcohol dependency. Here, I worked with both men and women, each with very different backgrounds and life experiences.

I then went on to work with clients that have experienced domestic abuse, historic and present. Here, I worked with both victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse including, physical, psychological, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.

I now work with for the NHS counselling variety of people with many challenging issues.

Member organisations

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

  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£35.00 per session

Additional information

  • £35 per 50 minute session
  • Lower rates available for students

Availability

  • Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm

Preston
Lancashire
PR2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Aimee Gardner (MBACP)

Aimee Gardner (MBACP)