Akita Fowler Dip Psych TA, MBACP, UKRCP Registered
Are you feeling anxious, stressed or depressed? Is the Covid-19 pandemic causing you more anxiety than normal? Are you finding it difficult to manage in your day to day life? Do you have thoughts and feelings that it would be helpful for you to talk to someone about? Counselling and psychotherapy can help by allowing you to talk about your problems, and any difficult feelings you may have, in confidence and at your own pace.
About Me My name is Akita Fowler and I see adults of all ages who want to improve the quality of their lives. I am a qualified and experienced therapist, having worked with a diverse range of clients in both private and voluntary organisations. I help people talk about their problems, and explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a warm, supportive and non-judgemental environment. I work privately and confidentially, helping couples and individuals to deal with a range of issues, including:
- couples counselling: relationship issues and learning better communication skills
- troubled and emotional eating
- depression and feeling low
- childhood abuse
- bereavement and loss
- anxiety and stress related problems
- sexuality and identity confusion
How I work I see/talk to clients at the same time each week for one hour. My theoretical frameworks are Transactional Analysis and Gestalt psychotherapy, and if it is relevant to the work I may introduce you to a concept or two from these models. Therapy is private and confidential and we work at a speed that is up to you.
I abide by the ethical framework of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
How does therapy work When we seem unable to be how we want to be, or feel stuck in some way, it may be because, without being aware of it, we are limited by our thoughts and feelings. Through exploring your beliefs about yourself, other people and the world, you will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of your self-limiting thoughts, and of the options available to you.
Exploring your past may be helpful too, to identify the beginnings of your beliefs, feelings and behaviours. Discovering insights, and resolving past hurts with a respectful and trusted therapist, may lead you to free yourself enough to live truly in the present.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy;
- License to practice Life Planning from Dr E. Mapstone;
- Certificate in Counselling from University of Wales;
- Working towards Gestalt Diploma and UKCP registration;
- UKRCP Registered
What do 'MBACP' and 'UKRCP Registered' mean?
'MBACP' means that I am a qualified Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), a nationally recognised professional body.
'UKRCP Registered' means that I have completed their exam to be added to their accredited register. As you can see from the BACP Registered Member logo on my profile, I have a unique number on the accredited register - 050788 - so that you can check my credentials online here: www.bacpregister.org.uk.
I have been in private practice since 2004, and worked as a Network Counsellor at a local university for 2 years and I have experience of co-leading groups at a local charity with women who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder, and with women who have been sexually abused.
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 also work long-term with people who are interested in self-development through exploring their rich and complex inner world.
Individuals £50 for 60 minutes
Couples £65 for 60 minutes
Fees are reviewed annually.