Ani Arnold MBACP, CertHE, Prof.Dip, Bsc
It is my belief that we all have the emotional intelligence to know what is best for us, along with how to grow and how to heal. When we feel stuck it can be hard to believe that we are able to do this, but it is my job as a counsellor to help you realise your potential and work with you in finding ways to heal by carefully listening to your individual experiencing.
I am a person-centred counsellor based in Stocksbridge in Sheffield where I have my own private practice.
I create a safe environment for you to come and work on your problems and issues. Whether you are feeling depressed anxious, stuck, frustrated, or have experienced a trauma or loss, I will listen to you and we can work together to find the best way forward for you.
I see that every person is individual and unique, and I take this into consideration when it comes to the process of your therapy. Different things work for different people and this means that we will go at your pace and work in a way which suites you the best. This way, any changes or new ways of being are more likely to be permanent, as they will match with your own personal values.
Contact and session booking
If you would like to book a first session with me, just give me a call. If I am unable to take your call please leave an answerphone message and I will get back to you.
You can also look at my website for more information at www.aniarnoldcounselling.co.uk and I am on Facebook and Twitter if you would like to visit me there.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began by completing a certificate in higher education in counselling at level 4 at Sheffield Hallam University. Here I gained knowledge of many different approaches to counselling and ways of working with clients.
The type of counselling I chose to practise was the person-centred approach, and this lead me to study and learn how to practise this type of therapy at Calderdale College in Halifax. Here I completed a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at level 5 which qualified me as a person-centred counsellor.
I have also gained a BSc in Therapeutic Counselling degree at Leeds Metropolitan University to further my knowledge of the therapeutic world. This gave me a vast insight into the nature of human beings and added to my professional development.
Training and continuing professional development
I have completed training courses in........
- Self-harm awareness,
- Safe guarding children,
- The use of Cognitive behavioural therapy for post traumatic stress disorder,
- Court skills,
- Interviewing skills,
- Forensic awareness,
- Understanding dissociation and complex dissociative disorders.
- Working with men who have experienced sexual abuse.
- Vicarious Trauma.
I intend to continue my studies throughout my career, as it is one of the ways in which I can not only develop professionally, but also develop personally, helping me to be the best counsellor I can be and improving the way I work.
Work Experience in the Helping Profession
I currently run my own private counselling practice in Stocksbridge, Sheffied. I also work as a therapeutic counsellor at Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Service (BSARCS).
I previously worked as a therapeutic counsellor for The Leeds Wellbeing Centre and also more recently at Wellspring Complimentary Health Centre.
My very first experience working in the helping profession was as a befriender for Halfway Befriending Scheme. This role required me to help people back into the community after they had suffered periods of depression, anxiety and isolation.
I have also volunteered for The National Self-Harm Network which consisted of helping people who self-injure, along with their friends and families.
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
For a session lasting one hour, the fee is £40. Concessions are available for full time students, pensioners and people without a wage.
I ask of clients that if they need to cancel or rearrange a session, that they please do so at least one day before the date of the counselling session.
If the counselling session is cancelled on the actual day, a £15 cancellation fee is charged. If the session is missed with no contact from the client the full fee of the session is charged.