Bev Hale MBACP registered Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer
07952345003 / 07952345003
I am a Professionally qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor with a small private practice in Weston-super-Mare. I work with young people and adults. I have had the honour of being a counselling tutor for the last 14 years in both the FE and HE sector. This experience has been both enriching and challenging, it has taught me how amazing people are when given the right environment and support.
I adhere strictly to the BACP professional code of ethics within my practice and I am fully covered by professional indemnity insurance.
It is sometimes easier to talk to somebody who is impartial rather than a friend or family member. As a qualified counselling psychotherapist, I am able to draw on my knowledge and experience of different methods and theories, termed as an integrative practitioner, to help individuals work through their issues in order to become more self-aware and ultimately, to move forward with life.
My aim is to assist in the process of exploring difficulties in a safe, understanding and confidential space. Either to deal with a particular crisis or trauma or help with more general issues, offering both short term solution focused sessions and long term counselling. I believe in insight-oriented therapy which integrates techniques tuned to your needs and pace.
Whilst I work with a range of issues/problems, my specialist subject is working with individuals who have, or who are close to someone who has, a life-shortening illness. My experience within a medical setting, and personal family events, have demonstrated how a diagnosis of a critical or life-changing illness can change everything for all those involved. It creates a need for a massive re-evaluation of what is (now) important and what needs focusing on. This 'shift' in the meaning of life and death might be called an existential crisis (crisis of existence). My counselling service offers therapeutic support where we can explore the impact and changes to your life, including looking closely at how this affects our sense of autonomy and freedom, and coping with the constraints of the illness.
I also have an interest in helping those suffering from pet bereavement. Indeed any loss of life can impact severely on people, and with pets, there can be an implicit social requirement to 'get over it' quickly. A non-judgemental space to explore the impact of this on you and your life can facilitate closure and help to work out a way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience includes counselling in a variety of settings. I have worked in a GP surgery, a prison, charities and currently lecture in counselling and Mental Health Awareness at a local College alongside my counselling and supervision private practice.
I am recently qualified to work with children and young people, and feel concerned about modern problems young people are dealing with currently. Suicidal ideation and self harm in teenage life has become a scary phenomenon and something which interests me greatly. Many of my clients are teenagers struggling to find their way.
Some of my early work involved setting up and developing a charity domestic abuse counselling service, which I'm proud to say now has lottery funding status. Now in its second decade it helps both men and women to rebuild their lives after being in a toxic relationship. I have remained involved with this project, now as one of the team of counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Counselling Children and Adolescents 2017
CPCAB level 6 Counselling Supervision 2016
BA Honours Counselling 2012
Certificate in Education 2007
Higher National Diploma in Counselling 2004
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Childhood sexual abuse
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Initial Assessment & Meeting £20
Counselling £40 per session
Counselling Supervision £45 per hour £60 per hour and a half.
Concessions are negotiable for students and low income.
If you think you would like to arrange an initial meeting to see whether you feel that counselling with myself would be right for you then call or message me and we can arrange a suitable time. At this meeting I will explain to you the counselling process and if we both feel it will be beneficial we can arrange regular sessions.
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Supervision & training
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