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MA Counselling and Psychotherapy practice MBACP

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

My name is Anita and I'm based in Gillingham Dorset where I practice counselling in a safe and confidential setting. As a fully qualified and accredited counsellor I'm committed to ensuring professional, empathic counselling and psychotherapy - short or long term.

Recognising a persons individuality is important to provide counselling that meets their needs and goals. People are complex and unique, therefore having the flexibility of an integrative counselling approach means I can adapt the therapy to the needs of the client, ensuring the most helpful way forward.

Whilst the counselling approach is important so is the environment we work in. It is vital to ensure a warm, caring space where trust can develop and create a strong working relationship. As the relationship is established, it provides a person with the opportunity for self development and empowerment to move forward with their lives.

If you would like to begin counselling but feel unsure please call or email me to set up an initial session where we can talk about what you want from counselling. Then if you are happy to continue we can arrange further sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have many years experience including NHS setting and addiction agencies counselling people with multi diagnosis and complex issues. My work has been with adults of all ages on a variety of problems that include illness, addiction, loss, bereavement, trauma, bipolar, suicidal ideation and abuse.

In my private practice I offer a positive forward thinking programme based on personal self-awareness, working face to face or online. My work is confidential and I adhere to the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (B.A.C.P) ethical framework to provide a professional respectful service.

MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

HND Integrative Counselling

Psychodynamic counselling level 4

Person Centered Counselling level 2/3

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per session (50 minutes)

Gillingham, Dorset, SP8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults