Becky Blacka "Reg MBACP"
As, primarily, a Person-Centred therapist, I understand that each person and counselling relationship is unique. I strive to attune to each individual with presence and genuineness – wherever they may be in that moment. My professional training and experience supports and illuminates the journey we embark on together, and it enables me to respond with sensitivity to you as a whole person. Person-Centred Therapy trusts that we all innately possess the potential for authentic and fulfilling lives when met with the right balance between safety and challenge in which people are able to explore and grow.
Training, qualifications & experience
I co-facilitated CBT groupwork programmes for many years utilising classic approaches for challenging unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. I left this role to train in Person-Centred therapy, gaining a first class degree, which deepened and enhanced my understanding of myself and others: the idiosyncratic ways that we navigate our desires, fears, shame, anger, and grief. I understand that the patterns we developed to cope with our lives can become redundant, leaving us in pain and lost.
All of my professional - and, indeed, personal - experiences have contributed to who I am and how I work today. I am warm, respectful, non-judgemental, and honest, and it is paramount to me that I can provide a supportive space where you may find empathy, peace, and growth.
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
Sessions are £45 for fifty minutes. Concessions are £35.
I understand it takes courage to come to counselling, to step into our inner world with another. Therefore, I offer a free, 30-minute telephone consultation to mutually explore if ours is the right relationship for your needs. To arrange this, simply call, text, or email.
I generally recommend taking a day or so to digest the consultation before deciding if you would like to go ahead and book in a session. There is no obligation: the counselling relationship is vital for a person to open and grow, and I understand that it needs to feel right.
In view of COVID-19, I have temporarily moved my practice solely to online and telephone counselling.