Beth Hicks

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BA, Adv Dip Couns, R:MBACP Online Adult and Child Therapist.
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St Germans PL12 & Plymouth PL1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Information on the therapeutic relationship

The therapeutic relationship is a place where two human beings can connect on a deeper level to what we may experience in some aspects of day-to-day life, and to really begin to unpick the challenges that the person may be experiencing. The chance to sit with another person, to talk, be free from judgments, in a safe and non-threatening environment can be truly life changing. It is an opportunity to feel seen, heard and understood, without the other person having an agenda for how they would like you to be. They will meet you where you are at, and be with you, as you are. I am now able to see clients face to face at Horizon Counselling Services in Plymouth. Please visit Horizon's website for more details, and following the booking page for Beth Hicks.

Information on my experience and skill set

Through my years of training, and vast amount of experience working as a counsellor, I believe I will be able to offer you a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space. I have many years’ experiences of working as both a counselling tutor, teaching both level three and level four counselling diplomas, as well as working as a full-time counsellor.

Additional study on trauma

My specialist area of interest is trauma. Throughout my training I have spent an extensive amount of time studying trauma, and the effects childhood developmental trauma can have on a person. As well as my additional study, and interest in working with trauma. I have also a vast amount of experience of counselling children and young people.

What to expect in a first session

The first session will very much, give both you and I, the chance to get to know more about what it is you are hoping to get out of the sessions, and the ways in which therapy can help you. We may have had a 30 minute introductory session , if so, we will likely continue from where we left off, if not, I will give you some information about how my contract works (it is likely you would have read and signed the contract before our first session) such as booking in for sessions, cancellation policy, and information around safeguarding, and data protection etc. I will then ask if you have had counselling before, if so, I will find out about what that experience was like for you, and ways in which you may, or may not have found it helpful. I will then give you some more information about the way in which I work.  We will begin the session by seeing, if together, we can gentle hone in, a little further, on the presenting issue that brings you to therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Information on my training and qualifications.

Advanced Diploma In Integrative Counselling-Iron Mill Counselling College, Exeter
Year Graduated: 2020
Year I Began Practice: 2020

  • Certificate from Iron Mill College, Exeter
  • Certificate in Counselling-2016
  • Certificate from Manchester Psychotherapy Foundation
  • Certificate in Trauma-Focused Therapy- 2023 

In addition to the qualifications on my profile I have trained in Theraplay at level one and two, and level one in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. Although I do not directly use Theraplay and DDP in my work, the PACE approach of Play, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy informs my work.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

  • Creative Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I am accepting new clients.
I offer online sessions  and can see clients face to face at Horizon Counselling Services in Plymouth.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

 As well as the hours I have indicated on my profile I am available for online sessions thorough out the day every Monday, and every other Tuesday when I am not teaching. 

Further information

Through therapy, I can begin to help you gentle bring into awareness the challenges you feel you are facing, as well as beginning the stages of processing those challenges, getting to know and understand your emotional landscape, and look at how you can integrate this newfound awareness into your day to day lives.

I work in an integrative way, which means that I do not believe one size fits all. I work in the way that is best for the client I am working with at that time, depending on their needs and what they hope to get out of their therapy sessions. I integrate a range of therapy modalities which include Person Centred, Gestalt, Mindful based CBT and Attachment Theory.

St Germans, Cornwall, PL12

3 The Crescent,, Plymouth, PL1 3AB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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