April White (MBACP) Space to Talk Counselling in Romsey
Hello. My name is April and I am a professionally qualified and registered counsellor for adults and young people, 16 years plus.
As we go through life, most of us experience various challenges, stresses and pains. We do not have to face these difficulties alone. It is normal and healthy to seek guidance.
Talking with a trained counsellor can help make sense of the problem and find ways of coping in order to move forward. Engaging in counselling is a powerful way to make sense of your difficulties, help alleviate the angst and build upon your existing strengths. The aim is to work on what you would like to change, to enhance your life and enable you to live it more fully.
Not everybody who comes to counselling has a specific problem. Sometimes people want to explore a general feeling that their lives are not quite right.
I am down to earth, friendly and supportive in my approach.
I am experienced in helping people with:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Relationship difficulties, affairs and breakups
- Stress and burnout
- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Feelings of underachieving, negative thoughts and behaviour
- Bereavement, grief and loss
- Rape and sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Anger issues
I offer a welcoming, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk and be heard. You will be valued and given the time to explore what you need and want.
My practice is in Romsey, within easy reach of Southampton, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Winchester, North Baddesley, Lockerley, Awbridge and West Wellow.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in the helping profession since 2011, specialising in working with people who have experienced trauma and wider mental health difficulties.
Qualifications and Training:
- Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (BACP accredited) - Distinction
- Professional Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Level 3 Counselling Skills
- Working with Anxiety
- Working with Depression
- Rage and shame
- Using creativity
- Childhood Trauma, Brain Development and Life Outcomes
- Trauma, the Body and the Nervous System - Implications for therapy
- Ideas about Change
- Specialist Young Person's Domestic Violence Advocate
- Sexual Violence Practitioner Training
- Healing Trauma
To maintain and develop my practice, I receive regular supervision. I also strive to keep abreast of the latest training to enhance my practice and offer a quality service.
I have an enhanced DBS certificate for adults and children.
I am a registered member of :
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
- European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA)
- Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP).
As a member of the above organisations, I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy and professional conduct and procedure.
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
I work Monday to Friday during the day and some evenings in the week. Please contact me for further details.
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation and sessions are charged at £45.
The full fee will be payable for missed appointments and in the event of appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours notice. I will be as flexible as possible if you need to change your appointment in advance, although this may not always be possible.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for a free no-obligation chat to briefly discuss the issues you are facing. I will explain how I may be able to help you and answer any questions you have. I am available for telephone consultation Monday-Saturday.
For enquiries and appointments please contact me on 07852 554264.
Or you can click here to send me an email.
If I am unable to speak to you in person when you call, please leave a message on the confidential voicemail and I will return your call.
I aim to respond to all emails and messages as soon as possible and within 24 hours.