About me

I am a person-centred counsellor committed to the principle that we all have an inner tendency that can help us to find meaning in our lives. I regard my role as counsellor to support you in gaining access to this tendency. When we are able to do this, we are better able to resolve issues in our own way, adapt to changing circumstances and situations while becoming more trusting, and accepting of the person we are.

I have practiced as a school counsellor for the past ten years in a large comprehensive school in the West Midlands providing a service for students and staff. I have also worked in the voluntary sector as a member of a bereavement support team, a counselling service for children and young people and with adults in a refugee and migrant support centre.

Should you feel that the experience and background I have means I might be able support you, or someone you care for, please make contact and I will arrange an initial introductory meeting with you over the telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

My formation as a counsellor has been founded on an educational element (I hold master’s degrees in education and counselling) and a more informal element grounded in self-development (I have trekked alone as a pilgrim, including through the Pyrenees and on to Santiago de Compostela, engage in contemplative practices and written - published - articles on education, spirituality, and counselling).

Over the past fifteen years I have been employed as a school counsellor in a large comprehensive school.

I continue to work privately and in the voluntary sector as a counsellor at a refugee and migrant centre.

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

Therapies offered

Fees

From £25.00 to £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

£50 per session.  Supervision £60 per session

Fees for telephone counselling are half the one-to-one rate and there

are concessions for children and young people.

Availability

Availability by agreement between myself and clients. 

Further information

I am a published author writing articles, in a range of publications, on the themes of:

  • Child bereavement
  • Pastoral care in schools
  • Professional development for counsellors
  • Contemplation and meditation in schools
  • The place of pilgrimage in personal development.

I have also prepared and led inset training days for teachers in primary and secondary schools on the value of contemplation and meditation in nurturing the spiritual development of students and their well-being.

11a Elm Avenue
Bilston
West Midlands
WV14 6AS

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Although my work is primarily as a counsellor i am a qualified supervisor and have provided supervision in a range of pastoral contexts.

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Bernard Howell

Bernard Howell