Alan Brennan. Dip.couns.MBACP. Diploma in Clinical Supervision
There are many varied reasons why people come to counselling, these may include bereavement, relationship and family issues and PTSD.
I am a humanistic counsellor and supervisor. My fundamental belief is that my client is the greatest expert on themselves. I provide my client with a protected environment by which they can explore issues that have stopped them living the life they want. I believe that personal growth will stem from this.
In my private practice, I work from my home in Boscombe Manor. My practice is easily accessible from Bournemouth and Poole. Some parking is available, more during the day than evenings.
I offer online counselling via SKYPE
I can also see clients in The Consulting Centre in Branksome.
Training, qualifications & experience
My primary training is in the Person-Centred approach, although I have considerable experience with Gestalt Therapy. I am a registered member of the BACP. I adhere to their ethical framework.I have a Diploma in Counselling from Middlesex University. I have achieved the BACP Certificate of Proficiency. I hold a post graduate Diploma in clinical supervision. I have attended many courses for CPD. including addictions, art therapy and relationships. I hold an advanced DBS certificate.
I have worked with a wide range of clients... men, women, families and parents of people with learning difficulties. In addition to my private practice, I have created and managed a counselling service for people with learning difficulties. This was in an educational setting, where I worked with people struggling with conditions such as ADHD, Autism, Downs syndrome and Williams syndrome. Some of the issues around these conditions were relationships and exclusion. This service was linked to Harrow College, where it grew to be a placement for trainee counsellors. I have been an associate of the Albany Centre in St.Albans for many years.
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
I work with individual clients and my fees are as follows.
£40.00 per session. I have some concessionary/low-cost sessions available, but I often have a waiting list. Fees are negotiable, especially for students.
Concessions offered for
I can offer flexible appointment times and will always aim to satisfy people's varied lifestyles. Some weekend times are available.