Talking to someone who is trained to listen creates a space for you to explore your feelings and that you may not have had the opportunity to look at. My role as a counsellor is to help you make sense of what is going on for you.
If you feel that you you would like to talk to me you can phone, text or email and we can arrange to meet to have an informal chat and then you can decide if you wish to continue with me. I can offer half an hour meeting with you at no fee. We can meet as regularly as you wish. I am very flexible and can arrange sessions to fit in with your schedule - daytime, evenings and if necessary weekends.
A principal aim of mine is to establish a relationship with you in which you see me as a caring and humane person who is genuinely concerned about your well-being. But this does not imply that I am satisfied with a cosy relationship that goes nowhere. You will more than likely find yourself challenged in a supportive way about assumptions and beliefs that you hold and may have held for a number of years. Together we can look at these assumptions which may have led to patterns of behaviours which are unproductive or even damaging. My experience of 25 years as a counsellor has enabled me to develop skills to contain you while you try to process these issues.
I am supportive and non-judgemental and abide by the code of ethics of the BACP. The first session will be to establish whether you feel that you want to continue with me and whether I think that I can work with you productively.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 1975 City and Guilds FE Teaching Certificate
- 1983 Transactional Analysis 101
- 1985 Diploma in Counselling SW London Polytechnic
- 1986 Supervisors and Assessors Course Croyden College
- 1990 Family Therapy Course UKC
- 1992 Leadership in Management Course
- 1999 Adult Attachment Course
- 2000 Attachment and Psychopathology
- 2002 Child Care Index Course
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial informal consultation - 30 mins no fee.
£40 for individuals (50 mins)
£50 for couples (50mins)
As well as my role as a counsellor I have 15 years experience of delivering training courses for people who work in the community in a variety of organisations - including Homestart, SureStart and many others.
I am an active supervisor for workers in schools and the community.
I am an approved supervisor for Play Therapy UK.
I am chair of a Fostering Panel.
review from a client:
Whilst attending Bea's therapy I have always found it to be helpful as it provides clarity and understanding to feelings, emotions and life situations that are then more easily understood. This knowledge then helps to manage future thoughts and experiences in a more positive way and she is also available to offer continuing support which I find very reassuring.
review from a person attending supervision:
I have been seeing Bea for 6 years, I have found the seasons with Bea so helpful and I have learnt so much. I have been enabled to stay working with my current employer and to manage my stress levels. Before I started seeing Bea I had various symptoms of stress including headaches, heart palpitations, back aches, skin rashes, since seeing Bea I have experienced little to none of these symptoms.
Bea is friendly, knowledgeable and has incredible insight, I would highly recommend her service.