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MBACP, FdA Integrative Counselling.

About me

Hi there and welcome to my page, I'm Beth. I currently have spaces available.

What I can offer you and how we might work together

I offer counselling to adults on a one-to-one basis. We can meet online via Zoom video, or outdoors for 'walk and talk' counselling - or a mixture of both.

I’m mindful of how anxiety inducing it can be to meet with someone new, especially a counsellor. I understand the strength and courage it can take to make that first contact with a counsellor – to make that call, send an email or text. 

I am with you to listen and to offer a calm, friendly, and confidential space. I aim to listen without judgement and with an acceptance of you 'just as you are.'

I believe that our relationship is central to the process of counselling and am aware that it takes time to develop trust. There aren't any rules about what you choose to share with me, they are your sessions! We work at your pace so that you can feel comfortable with what you choose to talk or not talk about.

How counselling can help you

You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or feeling sad. You might choose counselling due to a bereavement, or experiencing other loss. Sometimes people come to counselling to talk about relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, or they might be feeling stuck.

Counselling provides a space for you to be heard, by both of us.  As you travel through your counselling sessions, and we listen to parts of you that hold difficult and painful emotions, those tender parts can be helped to begin healing. You may notice the parts of you that often feel especially anxious or worried begin to slowly and gently relax.

My approach is built on compassion and care even for the parts of you which might to you feel unacceptable or shameful - often it is these parts of us that we develop growing up to protect us from harm or feeling pain.

Whether we meet online or outdoors, my intention is to walk alongside you as a travel companion whilst you follow your own path through counselling. It is my privilege to work with each and every client I meet!

FREE first telephone intro call/chat

After your initial contact, I usually suggest that we arrange a mutually convenient time for me to call you for a brief initial chat (usually up to 15 minutes). This phone call is free, and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. It can be helpful to discuss our availability at this stage before we proceed with booking your first session.

The easiest way to book an initial free introductory call is to click the 'book intro call' button at the top of my page. The times available here are for 'direct' bookings, you can also contact me directly my text, email or telephone to request my call back, especially if the times listed aren't convenient for you.

If I'm not available to take your call initially, please do leave me a message and I'll call you back as soon as I'm able to. Alternatively, I'm happy for you to send me a text message or an email - whichever feels most comfortable for you.

How long are our sessions?

I allow between 50 minutes and 1 hour for your first session. Any subsequent sessions will be 50 minutes. We usually meet weekly on the same day at the same time but this is very much open to discussion.

You can find out more about me and details about how we might work together on my website - click 'visit website' button above (www.justasyouare.org.uk).

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor. This just means that I can tailor my approach in a way that respects and acknowledges your uniqueness, that there is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach. Using different elements of different counselling approaches, we can work together to explore whatever you choose to talk about.

I started my counselling training in 2014. I have worked for a local charity counselling service for several years seeing clients initially in person, and online for the last couple of years.

FdA Integrative Counselling - BACP accredited course.
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

To continually develop and evolve as a therapist I access a wide variety of learning experiences each of which support me in my growth both personally and professionally.

I'm a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

I'm registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as a Data Controller. Registration number: ZB318982. Full details of how and why your records and other personal information are obtained and stored by me, can be found in my privacy notice on my website (www.justasyouare.org.uk).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Feelings and emotions which may be confusing and/or overwhelming.
  • Loss.
  • Low mood.
  • Personal development.
  • Unresolved childhood issues.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

My Fees

  • First session - £50. Please allow between 50 minutes and 1 hour for this session.

Any subsequent sessions will last for 50 minutes.

  • Online/Zoom sessions - £50 for 50 minutes.
  • Walk & talk Sessions - £50 for 50 minutes.

I don't charge for my travel time/fuel.

When I work

My availability 

I usually offer weekday sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. I don't work during the weekend. Please get in touch to discuss appointment availability.

Further information

What to expect in your first session

Your first session will be online, and I allow between 50 minutes and 1 hour. Any subsequent sessions will be 50 minutes.

This session enables us to meet each other and can be an opportunity to have a sense of what it might be like for us to work together - part of this might mean that you have some questions for me.

I will need to gather some information from you in this first session, ensuring that there is also time for you to outline what brings you to counselling and what you hope might be different as a result of your sessions.

We can talk about whether you might like to receive your counselling online via Zoom video, as 'walk & talk', or maybe to move between the two - with extra thought given as to what that might be like for you. We'll also talk about any additional considerations with regards to having therapy outdoors in a public space such as confidentiality, safety, and weather contingency.

At the end of your first session, you may decide to book for a further session or sessions. You might choose not to have any further sessions with me. Whatever you decide is OK.

Worcester, Worcestershire, WR4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom