Welcome to Aimee Norris Counselling - MBACP
Are you feeling low, anxious, stressed or lost? or maybe you feel like you have unfinished business which is stopping you from moving on with your life, maybe you are feeling depressed, are grieving or going through a relationship break down?
What ever your circumstances might be I am here to help support your needs.
I offer a professional and confidential service which moves at your pace. I believe that no matter how big or small you feel your situation is, if it is effecting you then its important to me.
About me and my practice
I am a fully qualified Counsellor, who has been practicing for the past 5 years working with clients ranging from the ages of 18 and over.
The clients I have worked with have gained a lot from their therapy, because I am approachable, empathic, congruent and not afraid to be creative in my practice to help my raise my client's awareness to promote their self growth.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in line with the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions they provide.
I believe that counselling gives people the opportunity to invest in themselves to better their future by exploring areas in their lives which challenges their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions.
I work as an integrative counsellor who uses a variety of skills and techniques from different theories such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Therapy (PCT) and Gestalt Therapy. This allows me to work with a wide range of client issues and adapt my practice to the way they work best to ensure their therapy is effective because no two people are the same.
If you are struggling with any areas in your life where you feel stuck and/ or would like to explore and learn better ways of coping to help you through the challenging times in your life, please get in touch with me for a chat to discuss what we can arrange to support you.
What to expect from a first session
I understand that it can be hard to know where to start when finding the right therapist for you.
You want to be able to trust the person you are talking to and know that your not being judged for the way you think or feel.
This is why I offer a discounted first session with no obligation to book a second session in if you do not feel I am the right person for you.
At your first session we will discuss the agreement between us and I will talk you through all the relevant information before we begin. This will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions and tell me a bit about what brings you to therapy.
After the session has come to an end we will discuss whether or not you would like to book another session in.
My priority is to ensure you come first so I will respect your privacy and offer this safe environment for you to be yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
- Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Level 4 ABC Awards Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
- Certificate of Proficiency with the BACP - CoP
- Statement of Participation for Counselling Online/ Phone (To ensure the safety of my clients through COVID19)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with a variety of issues, although I specialise in anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
Prices – Each session lasts 60 minutes and the cost is £40 per session. I do understand that trying to find the right counsellor to suit your therapy needs can be hard to find so I offer a £25 first session so that you can get to know me and get a feel whether I am the right counsellor for you.
I offer a concessionary rate for clients who may struggle with the payments so everyone can still access the support they need to better their future. Please contact me for more information.
Payments can be made by cash, card or BACS transfer (although I ask that any transfers are made half an hour before the session starts and any card or cash payments are made at the end of each session).
Due to COVID-19 I am now offering telephone counselling to ensure the safety of my clients, however we would need to discuss the confidentiality around doing this type of therapy. Please contact me for prices and more information.