Aline Stokes, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, MBACP
Sometimes the path we find ourselves on just isn’t as smooth as we would like it to be, or simply doesn’t feel like the right path. Whether you want to improve your relationships, come to terms with a particular event in your past, or understand more about who you are, counselling could help.
Deciding to access counselling can be a difficult first step for any of us, & I recognise the bravery it may take to simply get to this point. While we are, each of us, unique, we all at times encounter difficult situations or experience painful emotions. For some, those are the times when we need to reach out in search of a safe and confidential space in which to explore those feelings. I strive to offer you such a place, where you can feel fundamentally accepted, whatever you wish to explore.
I work in an integrative way, mainly guided by a strong belief that the relationship between counsellor and client is at the heart of the healing process. I aim to help those who are looking to find a more fulfilling way to live their life.
During the UK lockdown, I am working exclusively via videocalls.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained to work integratively, meaning that I can draw on different approaches to better adapt to your needs.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); I am guided in my work by the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am also registered under the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, which is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
PG Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Cruse Bereavement Support
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 charge between £50 & £55 for a full counselling session (50 minutes). The fee is set by the client at the first meeting.