Beverley Whiting

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BA(Hons) MBACP(Registered) Counsellor & Supervisor
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Colchester, Essex, CO6 1TS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello. Thank you for viewing my profile. I offer person-centred counselling for individuals over the age of 18 years and supervision for student/qualified counsellors.

I understand it can be quite a challenge, unnerving even, to consider if counselling is something that can help, especially when life issues and worries overtake our confidence to make the right choices and decisions. If you are considering counselling right now, then I am here to help you through the process, to take those steps towards the positive changes you seek in your life as an individual.

It could be that there is something specific you would like to talk over, but equally it could be a string of life issues mounting up and making it difficult to carry on as you have been doing. To take some time for yourself and explore with your counsellor whatever your worries may be, can be life enriching and self-fulfilling.

Counselling can also be useful for 'self-exploration', not necessarily as a result of difficulties, but for the purpose of increasing self-awareness and getting to know 'self'. Especially unprocessed things from times past, wonderings, questions left unanswered.

Whatever it is, I am here to listen to you and support you in a confidential space until you reach a place where it seems right to finish your counselling journey, when you feel much more positive, self-contained and self-assured.

I say journey, because it is after a fashion.

Together we will explore whatever your concerns are at a pace that best suits you, until you feel clearer and more confident to manage your life again in a fully functioning, positive capacity.  Whatever it is you wish to discuss I will listen to you with empathy, sincerity and acceptance. 

I have 15 years counselling experience in private practice and education, and I have worked as a counsellor for adolescents/young adults at a local youth charity. In addition I held positions at MN Essex MIND as a counsellor, a coordinator for an online chat support programme for university students, and a coordinator for their Mid Essex Sanctuary.

I also work as a supervisor on the BACP accredited counselling course at Colchester Institute.

Before that, I had a long career in the healthcare sector, so I have a deep appreciation of the importance of psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing and also understand the lengths we often have to go to, to achieve what it takes so that we feel able to appreciate and participate in life to the full.

I offer short, medium and long term therapy and I can help with a variety of issues: stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss of confidence, relationships, issues in the workplace or learning environment, loss, bereavement and grief, anger, adolescent issues, body image, self-harm, trauma.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework.

I am committed to my professional practice and undertake continuous professional development (CPD), personal development and regular supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines.

I have professional indemnity insurance.

If you are unsure, would like to know more, please do call or email me to arrange an informal chat (free), if you have further questions/queries before considering an introductory session and formal counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

My professional qualifications include:

BA (Hons) Counselling Studies, BACP accredited, (University of Essex)
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, BACP accredited (University of Essex)

Certificate in Supervision (BACP endorsed)

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial Call: 15 minutes (no fee)

Individuals sessions: £45 (1 hour)

Concessions/Full time Students/Trainee counsellors (18+)sessions:  £30 (1 hour)

Supervision standard fees: £45 (1 hour), £60 (1.5 hours)

Supervision for Trainee/student counsellors and newly qualified counsellors: from £40 per hour (please contact me for further details)

                                          

When I work

Week days, some evenings and Saturday mornings

17, Market Hill, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1TS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams

Supervision

In person

I offer Person-Centred and Integrative supervision for students and qualified counsellors. Fees: £45 p h - £60 1.5hrs Student Fees: £40 p h

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Beverley Whiting
Beverley Whiting