Hi I’m Beverley. I am an experienced person-centred practitioner and supervisor offering one to one counselling for adults of all ages, student counsellors and supervision for both trainees and qualified professionals. Are you hoping someone will listen? Perhaps your situation or issues are making you feel isolated because those around you don’t appear to understand? It could be now that it is time to talk to someone who is impartial and remote from family, friends, peers or colleagues.
I will offer you a safe confidential space in which the time will be yours to share your concerns with me and together we will explore them at your pace until you feel clearer and more confident to manage your life again in a fully functioning capacity. Whatever it is you wish to discuss I will listen to you with empathy, sincerity and acceptance. I am passionate about my work and I use my knowledge of theory and practical skills in a creative, eclectic style to facilitate you through a positive counselling experience.
Throughout my professional history I have a lifelong involvement with people in a variety of contexts including the NHS, education, voluntary youth services and mental health charity sectors. I have a deep appreciation of the importance of psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing and also the lengths we often have to go to, to achieve it so that we feel able to appreciate and participate in life to the full.
I am experienced in short, medium and long term therapy and I can help with a variety of issues among them: 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.
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 considering counselling please do call or email me for an informal chat if you have further questions/queries or would like to book an introductory session.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional qualifications include:
BA (Hons) Counselling Studies (University of Essex)
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Essex)
Certificate in Couples Counselling (BACP endorsed)
Certificate in Supervision (BACP endorsed)
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
Individuals sessions: £40 (1 hour)
Couples sessions: £60 (1 hour)
Concessions/Full time Students/Trainee counsellors (18+)sessions: £25-30 (1 hour)
Supervision standard fees: £40 (1 hour), £55 (1.5 hours)
Supervision for Trainee/student counsellors and newly qualified counsellors: from £25 per hour (please contact me for further details)
Week days, some evenings and Saturday mornings