Beverley Meakin (MBACP accred)
I am an experienced counsellor and case work supervisor; counselling individuals, couples, families and young people in Relate since 1995 and working as a supervisor since 2003.
I work as a Senior Lecturer on Certificate, Diploma and Masters Counselling Courses at Staffordshire University and I have a private counselling and supervision practice.
I have 5 years experience of working in an infertility clinic and currently supervise infertility counselling.
My Counselling Approach
I work with individuals and couples on a short or long term basis.
My approach is to help clients explore their patterns of relating and communicating, to understand themselves, their emotions and patterns of communication better. They can then choose to make changes if they wish; we would work together to clarify these changes. I am aware of the importance of cultural and family influences on people and also of significant attachment figures both past and present.
I work with relational and emotional difficulties such as; communication issues, difficulty in making relationships or making changes in a relationship, separation, divorce, the impact of an affair, bereavement, work place problems, low self esteem, depression and anxiety, lack of motivation, managing change.
I have much experience of working with infertility issues; couples and individuals using donor sperm or egg, exploring talking to and telling the child, and support for the emotional experience of any infertility treatment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice
- MA Couple Therapy, 2005 Relate and UEL
- Certificate in Supervision, 2004 Relate
- Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling, 1998
- PGCHPE, 2014 Staffordshire University
- PGCE (Post Compulsory Education), 2007 UCLAN
Additional Training and Experience:
- Emotionally Focussed Therapy with Couples, 2014
- Accreditation BACP 2011
- Certificate in Family Counselling
- Certificate in Systemic Supervision
- Attachment Narrative Therapy
- Counselling in an Infertility Setting
- Counselling Young People
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £50 per hour for a counselling or supervision session
Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or negotiated on a week by week basis.
Please get in touch if you have any further questions or want clarification on any aspect of the counselling service I offer.