Person Centred Counsellor
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Perhaps the most important aspect of all counselling is the rapport that is developed between the therapist and client; but with so many counsellors available how should you go about choosing one that is right for you?
My name is Anthony and I know from personal experience that the therapeutic relationship is paramount to effective treatment. That is why I spend a good deal of time during the first few sessions with a client on developing this relationship by opening up channels of communication that will put the client at ease and make them feel comfortable enough to express themselves. All counsellors should be non-judgmental and empathic towards their clients but I go further than this, I demonstrate to the client that I can be trusted; trusted to act ethically, professionally, congruently and compassionately. These are the personal values that I live by as well as cultivate within my practice. I see and treat all of my clients as individuals with their own identity and I respect this absolutely. I strongly believe that all people can develop the emotional and cognitive resilience to unburden themselves of self-destructive behaviours and negative thinking and I find it greatly rewarding to help people realise this for themselves.
During sessions I listen to what the client has to say and make sure they know they feel heard and understood. This is one of the fundamental building blocks of the therapeutic relationship and I take pride in my ability to really listen and give people the time they need to fully express their thoughts, feelings or situation. I do not give advice or tell people what they should or should not do as this contravenes the idea of autonomy and free will. Rather I help my clients find their own answers by effective listening, feedback, questioning and, if necessary, challenging them on their beliefs and attitudes. All of this is done in an ethical, professional, congruent, compassionate and empathic manner.
My aim with all of my clients is not simply that you “feel better” but that you develop and cultivate the personal qualities that you most value, in this way you will find ways to live that bring you fulfillment.
A seed that is planted takes time to grow and therapy is often not a quick process; it can be challenging and at times painful as together we explore the parts of yourself that are often suppressed or denied, but if the seed is nurtured with consistency and care then the outcome will be the personal growth that you desire.
If my personal statement strikes a chord with you may I invite you to take the first step and reach out to me via email or telephone and we can have a confidential discussion regarding your specific requirements and see how I may help.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in PTSD Rewind Therapy
Mental Health First Aider
I have three years experience working with clients with a variety of issues, from addictions to relationships to anxiety over serious health problems.
Experience of group therapy sessions.
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
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
£50 per 1 hour session.
£30 per 1 hour session reduced student rate (proof of study must be provided prior to beginning sessions)
Payment can be via bank transfer or cash.
When I work
I am available week nights after 5pm and weekends.