Audrey Hobson Registered Member (MBACP) Diploma Counselling.
Helping People through Challenges of Life, I know how difficult it can be to take that first step.
How I Practice
Helping with anxiety, depression, trauma and relationships. These issues and more, can be explored and a deeper understanding of your own thoughts, feelings and beliefs can be achieved, allowing change to take place.
Maybe you are feeling depressed, alone, anxious? Are struggling with low self-esteem or a relationship? It could be that you’re coping with a bereavement and finding that this loss has brought up other difficulties in your life.
The first initial assessment session is 40 mins for £15
This gives you the chance to meet me and to feel comfortable in the counselling room. It is a safe respectful, confidential space where you can express your feelings without judgement.
Here you are able to tell me of your concerns / issues. It also allows you to ask questions around anything that you may not understand or would like clarifying. I gather some basic information about your present and past situation, we can also explore whether counselling is right for you and whether it feels we can work together on your issues.
Once it is decided we are working together then each session will last for 50 minutes, we would normally meet weekly. We review the work / issues that we are dealing after a few sessions, giving us both a chance to assess how the relationship is working out.
I offer both long and short term therapy, and so the number of sessions can be negotiated between us.
Please state if you have a mobility issue, to ensure a downstairs room is offered.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified BACP Registered Member Counsellor, adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice who operate a complaints procedure to which I am accountable. I have an ongoing commitment to continued professional development, all my work is supervised on a monthly basis.
I have experience in working face-to-face with adults and young people, offering short-term therapy and long-term in-depth therapy. I have worked with people in a therapeutic capacity since 200I also began my counselling training in 1999 from where I have continued training as a therapist as well as gaining experience working in a number of settings including the non-profit and voluntary sector, have experience of volunterring at Myton Hospice.
By continually keeping up to date with additional training over the years I have accumulated a skill base which allows me to work with my clients in ways which best suits them and their needs.
European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Theory
Solution focused skills,
Solution focused therapy,
Overcoming low Self-esteem,
Drug and Alcohol awareness,
Myton Hospices children's, young adults bereavement service.
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
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 offer an Initial assessment meeting of 40 mins for £15, ongoing counselling is £45 per session.
I would welcome your call, text or email, please leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as I am available.
I offer Weekday appointments only, Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings, however I do work flexibly with those who may be carers, have children or changing working days or days.
At this time, I am working from home using online video conferencing, I do walk you through the download as well as the access process.