Anita Day, Reg MBACP, Person-Centred Counsellor
“Do you like yourself when no one is liking? Do you love yourself when no one is looking? Liking yourself is basically saying, I know I’m a mess, but I want to be the best possible mess I can be.” (Chidera Eggerue)
Sometimes we may not like ourselves but sometimes it's more of a case of not knowing ourselves. If you are looking to start the journey of finding your true self, I am here to help.
This is accomplished by offering you a space where you can be courageous, albeit in your uncomfortableness, to hold that mirror up to yourself and take a good look at it every now and then.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, with a diploma from the CPCAB in Therapeutic Counselling, a registered member of the BACP, and hold professional indemnity insurance.
I have experience in dealing with a large range of issues, from trauma to grief, relationship to self-esteem/self-worth and everything in between. I currently volunteer at two charity agencies specialising in childhood sexual abuse, and alcohol and substance misuse.
Some people start counselling when their ‘symptoms’ become a barrier in their life. Instead of treating the ‘symptoms’ which are on the surface level (depression, anxiety, irritability, anger etc), I will help you to get to the root of it all, in a gentle, non-judgemental and empathic way and working at your pace.
Recent training undertaken:
Suicide, self-harm & safeguarding - 21.5 hours
Social justice in counselling - 21.5 hours
Mental health & the body - 17.5 hours
Working therapeutically online - 36 hours
Childhood sexual abuse -11.5 hours
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer traditional counselling 1-2-1 sessions in areas across Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire, telephone and online counselling, and walking therapy in a variety of parks across the county.
All charged at £40 per hour session and the sessions are expected to be weekly.
For complex trauma, I suggest a minimum of 6 months counselling in weekly sessions, for further details please get in touch.
I do not believe there should be a barrier to receiving therapy so if you are reading my profile and you really identify with it, please get in touch.
Step by step booking:
1. Click on message me and let me know when you are available and your contact details.
2. I will email you or call you back (whichever you prefer) to arrange a first session. I'll send you details of location/how to access the service and how to pay.
3. After the session, if you agree to work with me ongoing, I will provide a document detailing our counselling agreement. Using your preferred method of contact will be how future sessions are arranged.