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MBACP (Accredited, Registered) Adv.Dip.Couns

About me

I offer confidential, non judgmental counselling where we can explore and work through, thoughts, feelings, behaviours and situations which maybe affecting you. 50% discount for first session. Evening, Weekend, Skype, Facetime & Zoom sessions available.

I am an experienced Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred). For my short term work I draw on a cognitive behavioural approach (CBT) whilst still maintaining some psychodynamic thinking . For longer term work - as my model is integrative - I tailor my work for my clients needs but my primary approach is Psychodynamic.

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Bereavement / loss
  • Low self esteem
  • Feeling suicidal
  • Abuse
  • Work problems

...are perhaps one of the reasons that you are seeking counselling. The fact that you are reading this means that you have already taken an important first step towards getting the help or support that you need.

I have over twenty years of experience working with children, young people and their parents and adults and have worked in many different counselling settings such as agencies, schools and private practice.

In addition to running my private practice I also work in schools offering counselling to students and staff as well as running group sessions. I offer an initial session at a reduced rate where we can discuss your individual needs, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and explore together the best way forward for you. I also offer a limited number of weekend and evening appointments and some concessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred) and also a registered independent counsellor with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors (UKRC). I am a qualified and experienced practitioner who is covered by professional indemnity insurance and who always works according to the ethical framework and guidelines set out by the BACP. In accordance with best practice, I regularly attend professional training courses and workshops as an ongoing commitment to my development and training as a therapist.

I have over twenty years of experience working within a counselling environment and over twenty years experience in working with young people, children and parents in many different settings, including schools. As a counsellor I have experience in working with charities, agencies, schools and private practice. In my work with schools and local education authorities I run group sessions with the involvement of CAMHS, give help and support and produce various training and support materials for teachers and professionals. I also have a keen interest in attachment work and have run workshops and given talks on my attachment work and theories.

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

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

  • Initial Appointment £25 (50 minutes)
  • Individual (Adult) All sessions 50 minutes.
    • Daytime. £50 per session.
    • Early Mornings & Evenings £55 - £60 per session.
    • Saturdays / Sundays £POA.
  • Group Work - for sessions involving more than 2 people. £POA.
  • Supervision £75 per session (60 minutes)

I am also happy to work with individuals who prefer to self manage their care from 'The Direct Payment Schemes' (via Local Authorities/NHS); Medical Insurance other Self Funding Schemes.

I do offer a number of reduced fee sessions at my own discretion.

Further information

Please visit my website www.annettepipertherapy.com for further information.

11 Falldor Way, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2GD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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