Beverley Moslin BA(Hons), DipHE, Registered Accredited Member MBACP
Welcome to my profile- here is some information about my background and experience:
I am trained in a number of approaches but first and foremost I begin with a person centred approach. This means I will listen to you and together we can build a way of working that suits you best.
I am here to hear how things are from your point of view. Counselling offers an opportunity to explore what matters at the heart of your life with an experienced professional in a quiet, confidential setting.
Counselling can give you the opportunity to discover ways to make changes that are meaningful in your life. Taking time to sort through your feelings in a patient, non-judgemental environment can really reduce stress and worry and lead to ‘breakthroughs’ in those areas of life which can feel particularly ‘stuck’ or ‘gloomy’. It's my job to support you to do this.
The world of therapy includes various approaches to life’s problems and some of the specialist training routes I have followed offer ways of working with particular dilemmas, such as relationships. If you are interested in peeling back the layers of a problem and looking in depth at how issues from the past may have affected how you feel in certain situations in your life now, we can.
I also have experience working creatively. Sometimes words are difficult and we can bring art materials into the therapy room if you would be interested in working in this way- just ask me when you arrange your appointment. I did a fine art degree before I trained as a counsellor and have completed further training in working creatively in counselling since I qualified as a therapist.
Ultimately, I set out to offer a safe and understanding environment where I will support you to take your time to explore and untangle the sources of confusion and pain in your life. We can have as many or as few sessions as you wish- you decide.
I have more than a decades experience working in mental health, education and social care. Previously I have managed a community outreach service, run therapeutic art and play workshops for children experiencing learning difficulties along the autistic and Aspergers spectrum, and managed a complementary therapy centre. I worked as a counsellor at Leeds Metropolitan Student Counselling Service from 2008-12 before setting up my own practice so I have lots of experience working with students and the particular difficulties of student life.
I work from both an independent and informal location in central Headingley (‘Headingley Enterprise and Arts’ or ‘Heart’ as it is known locally) and from a practice in the City Centre on Queen Street. The city centre location is close to the train station and is accessible by most bus routes running through central Leeds.
The Heart Centre in Headingley is a warm and accessible environment which people visit for a number of reasons; they hold everything from film and music nights to meditation groups and art exhibitions. They have a welcoming cafe and off street parking. It is on several regular bus routes and less than 5 minutes from the Arndale Centre or Original Oak stops.
Creative Supervision Group
Since March 2016 I have organised a monthly Creative Peer Supervision Group from the Heart Centre in Headingley. The group is popular with Art therapists and Counsellors who are interested in using creative materials and processes for self exploration. If you are a qualified counsellor or art therapist and would be interested in joining us do get in touch. We welcome new members and offer a friendly space to build confidence in working creatively.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
- Certificate in Person Centred Expressive Arts Therapy (Level One)
- Higher Education Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Relational Psychotherapy (DipHE)
- Higher Education Certificate in Counselling Theories and Counselling Skills
- OCN Cert Introduction to Person Centred Counselling
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art (BA Hons)
Other recent training:
- Mindfulness for Health (Leeds Breathworks 10 week course)
- Introduction to Embodied Relational Therapy
- ‘Integrating Gestalt’ (2 years of experiential group work)
- ‘Supporting Change in the Dynamic Organisation of the Self’with Una McClusky, Leeds Metropolitan University Counselling Service
- ‘Creativity, Mental Health & the Psychological Therapies’ Leeds Metropolitan University Centre for Psychological Therapies Annual Conference, ‘A Gestalt Approach to Dreams.’
- ‘Stories as Therapy’ Training with Pete Dominey at Leeds Metropolitan University Student Counselling Service
- ‘Kick Start Approaches to Academic Coaching and Counselling’ Leeds Met Student Counselling Service internal training programme
- ‘Understanding People with Eating Distress’ with Dr Suzanne Heywood from Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders; Leeds Met Student Counselling Service
- ‘Suicide, Ethics and Professional Practice’ with Applied Global Ethics Professor Gavin Fairburn; Leeds Met Student Counselling Service
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
I charge £45 per 50min session I offer a concessionary rate to students and for people on a low income.