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MBACP (Accred) Psychodyamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist

About me

My name is Audrey. I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist with a private practice in Gloucester.

I work with people from all walks of life, helping them to deal with a range of issues such as stress, anxiety, trauma, anger, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, relationship difficulties, bereavement, emotional and physical abuse, and unresolved childhood issues.

I believe we all have an unconscious mind, commonly known as the subconscious, where many feelings are stored. Painful feelings lie within the unconscious and we naturally create defences, such as denial, to protect ourselves against them. Be assured, I am here to support you. I will work with you to discover what has gone wrong in your life to create those defences, which are causing you more harm than good. When you begin to understand what is really going on, your feelings will not be as painful, they will become bearable, and you can look forward to a better quality of life.

I provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment where together we will explore issues that you would like to resolve. You will benefit from either short-term and open-ended counselling; face-to-face or online, via a live video link*. Each session takes place once a week and lasts for 50 minutes.

As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within an ethical framework for good practice. Therefore, you will not be judged. You will be respected, valued and encouraged.

* At present, I am providing counselling and psychotherapy services online during the current COVID-19 pandemic, in line with the UK Government’s guidance on social distancing.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy in Frome)
  • Foundation degree in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory & Practice (the University of the West of England)
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling (Wpf validated)
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory & Practice (Gloucestershire Counselling Service award)
  • Member of The Association for Pastoral & Spiritual Care & Counselling (APSCC).

I have experience working with individuals from all walks of life as well as social and cultural backgrounds. I have helped people to deal with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, trauma, anger, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, verbal and physical abuse, fear and unresolved childhood issues.

At present, I am providing counselling and psychotherapy services online during the current COVID-19 pandemic, in line with the UK Government’s guidance on social distancing. I have completed the Open University Course 'How to do counselling online'

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60.00 per individual session

£70.00 per couple session.

£50.00 for counseling students.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available between the hours of 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. Special arrangements can be made if you would like to see me earlier than 8am

Further information

My office is just a 5 to 10 minutes walk from the town centre in Gloucester.

Restore Counselling & Psychotherapy, Fig Offices, Southgate House, Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1UD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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