Barbara Aldridge Mbacp (accred)
Hello, my name is Barbara.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and accredited with BACP. Over the last 12 years I have been working with adults and teenagers in the Walsall area dealing with an array of diverse. sensitive and cross-cultural issues.
I work from an integrative approach, using person-centred, solution-focussed and REBT for the majority of my work.
I understand how difficult it can be to reach out, sometimes just knowing where to start can be a huge obstacle. Counselling offers a safe, warm and confidential setting to help you explore your feelings, understand your behaviours and look for ways of managing your emotions.
The counselling setting gives you time to off-load and explore your inner thoughts and feelings without judgement or pressure.
So, if you feel that you would like me to be alongside you on your personal journey, I will do my utmost to support and be beside you throughout.
Please call for a confidential exploration of your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Integrative counselling & psychotherapy
- Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Extensive experience working with adults in an agency setting
- Extensive experience working with teenagers in schools and agency settings
- Safeguarding Level 2
- Domestic Violence Awareness
- Stalking and harassment awareness training
- Child sexual exploitation
- Gender Dysphoria
- Schizophrenia Awareness
- Prevent Training
- Primary Care Triple P training
- Bereavement counselling
- Advanced child protection training
- Miscarriage Counselling
- Legal Highs Training
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I work with adults and young people from age 11+
I offer a warm, safe, confidential space close to Cannock and Hednesford.
I am available for daytime and evening appointments, some Saturday morning slots available.