Beverley Carpenter MBACP
Thank you for stopping by. I am an experienced qualified counsellor. I am trained in the Carl Rogers Humanistic Person-Centred Approach. I provide an integrative experience drawing upon TA, CBT and Mindfulness theories and techniques within my work.
Some experiences, despite being in the past can impact on everyday living in the here and now. This can steer us towards feelings of anxiety, depression, anger and frustration, impacting our ability and confidence to cope. I work from an integrative framework which allows me to adapt my approach to meet your individual needs.
You may have an explicit issue such as anxiety, low self-esteem that you would like to address. I aim to provide an environment that ensures confidentiality and safety where you can explore issues, discover your true, authentic self and experience a happier you. This confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment enables you to express and explore your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged.
Ethics and safety
I work to the BACP Code of Ethics and Practice (for more information please go to their website: bacp.co.uk).
I hold professional indemnity and public liability insurance and Enhanced Certificate with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
I work with adults aged 21 years and older.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and registered counsellor holding a Diploma Therapeutic Counselling. This is and integrative qualification which means I am able to be guided by various models.
I am a qualified and registered counsellor with Certificates in Counselling Skills, Counselling Studies and Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy central Awarding Body (CPCAB). I also hold a B.Ed (Hons) in Education.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
My experience include working with shame, survivors of abuse and bereavement. In addition to my private practice, I work with a local charity providing services for women, children and families who are affected by domestic violence and a not for profit organisation. I have over 15 years working in social services and although I primarily work with adults, I have worked extensively with children and young adults providing emotional support. My private practice is with adults only.
I have experience working with and supporting people who experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, shame, trauma, abuse and work place stress. I also have experience in cultural diversity having worked and lived in parts of Southern Africa and parts of the Caribbean Islands.
As part the process of ongoing professional and personal development, I have attended workshops that have included:
- Awareness in Domestic Violence
- Development in Trauma Theory
- Trauma and the Brain
- Working with Anxiety
- Working with survivors of child sexual abuse
- Working with Transference and Counter-transference
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a broad experience of working with Parents who experience abuse from their children. I have also worked as School's Counsellor in secondary schools.
My fees are £45 per session, payable by cash or direct transfer in advance.
All counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and usually take place weekly.
Initial contact is free of charge for a brief preliminary telephone consultation. This introductory conversation will help you decide whether counselling support is right for you at this time. This will be followed up with a 60 minutes paid consultation which will enable us to discuss what you hope to gain from counselling, set goals and address any questions or concerns you may have. Sessions offered can be for a short period- 6/12 weeks or as long as you need
As part of BACP Ethical framework, I attend regular training to enhance my knowledge and skills base with regular clinical supervision.
May '18 Client J
I have had counselling in the past, however, since working with Beverley, I have become less fearful and more assertive. I feel much stronger. She has a way that made me feel safe and secure. Talking helped me make sense of the chaos in my mind. Her professionalism , I cannot compare. Since working with her, I have developed skills and techniques and am better educated on how to maintain good mental health and positive self-care. I could not achieve this without support. I have experienced huge shift in my perspective of life and a better understanding of my self. She is an exceptional accepting and caring individual.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have availability Wednesday 11.00 - 7pm and Friday 11.00 am -5.00 pm
Types of client