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Calmer Seas Counselling MBACP MA, BSc, Fd Counselling

About me

How I work: No two people experience depression, anxiety or any other personal issues in the same way and what helps one person may not be helpful for another. I will be guided by you, and what you are comfortable with, to establish where you want to be and how to get there. My therapeutic approach is Person Centred but will draw on other modalities in response to the issues we are exploring.

In my 20’s I worked as a youth counsellor and later when I became a parent I supported new parents as an accredited counsellor. I completed a foundation degree in therapeutic counselling much later in life, bringing a wealth of experiential learning from my own journey. When I was 28, I sustained a spinal cord injury that resulted in becoming a wheelchair user. Learning to adapt and live with a physical disability changed the course of my life. I can relate to the challenges of responding to life changing events. Now that I am older, I work with people who are experiencing some of life’s changes and challenges; children leaving home, retirement, divorce, loss, and the rediscovering of ourselves.

I have also worked with ex-cult members and people experiencing coercive control in their family or relationships

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications
​Registered Member British Association Counselling & Psychotherapy
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Certificate in Telephone and Online Counselling
MSc Environmental Management (People and Communities)
BSc Education and Sociology
Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service adults and children)

Level 2 Solution Focus Therapy

Level 1 Mindfulness

Member organisations

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Divorce 

Post Cult Counselling

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Our initial meeting will be free and takes about 20 minutes. Thereafter I ask £60 per hour (Payable by BACS) I suggest we meet for 10 sessions and review towards the end of this period.

When I work

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Further information

I invite you to meet up via Zoom or by phone.  If you would prefer to meet face to face in Northallerton we can discuss this and will invite you to my therapy space in a light and airy room.

Northallerton, DL6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

In person meetings are held at Wellbeing in York at the Raylor Centre. There is disabled parking directly in front of the building. Front doors open automatically. There is a separate accessible toilet

Online platforms

Zoom