About me

We have all gone through a difficult time recently.  Clients often confiding in the therapeutic space they don’t think their anxiety, stress or depression is ‘bad enough’ compared to ‘others’.  A world in which they can’t understand the feelings that are merging, so many losses, readjustments and uncertainty. 

There are times in everyone’s life when we suffer loss. Loss of any sort can have a significant impact on the quality of life, our feelings of self-worth. It can be loss of a loved one, loss of a relationship, home, job, self-esteem or simply losing our way. Loss and change are often devastating and can turn our world upside down. At a time when everything seems ‘all at sea’ counselling can provide a safe haven in which to express our feelings and mourn our losses until we feel strong again.

Like never before we find life is changing; it is hardly surprising our well-formed strategies that have previously worked so well no longer have the same positive effect. 

This can throw us ‘off course’ and can have a major unsettling impact on our lives and relationships. Counselling can help us to see things from a different perspective and helps to discover new strategies for overcoming or living with our difficulties going forward. My role is to facilitate the process of gaining greater self-awareness and understanding of others so as to improve our relationships and live a more fulfilling life.

I have over 15 years’ experience of working with individuals, couples and any relationship that is struggling to find a way forward, including siblings or any other family relationship.  I am Relate and CRUSE trained. I have a flexible approach to sessions; brief intervention work - for short term problems, which can be a reaction to a life event. Longer term therapy - for difficulties you may have been struggling with over a longer period of time, or simply space to sit with the uncertainty that surrounds us at the moment.

Sessions are tailored to the needs of each client. The main focus of our first session will be to make sure you feel comfortable working with me, as I believe it is not a case of ‘one size fits all’.  The quality of our relationship will have a beneficial influence on the effectiveness of our work together.

For more information on what appointments are available please contact me on my mobile or email me.

I offer a confidential space for you to tell your story, not to be judged, but to be listened to empathetically. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My training has mainly been psychodynamic and systemic.  I have many years' experience as a Relate Relationship Counsellor.  I have also trained as a bereavement counsellor.

AQA Diploma in Counselling

University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling

Awareness in Bereavement Care - Foundation Course

Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (NCS Accredited)

BACP membership: 597910
Registered Member MBACP: 051175
Member of the BACP Voluntary Register

Accredited Registrant The National Counselling Society NCS17-05189

Relate Directory of Practitioners: 10047

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Each session last 50 minutes at a cost of £50 whether with an individual or as a couple.

If you need to cancel for any reason I would ask for 24 hours’ notice otherwise the full £50 (or negotiated cost) will be payable.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime and early evening appointments available - last appointment slot is 6pm

Further information

I am able to offer face to face, Zoom, Skype or telephone sessions.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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

My therapy room is up two flights of stairs.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer supervision to practising and trainee counsellors who are seeking a supportive and reflective space.

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Bella T Law

Bella T Law