Blou Hyland (Dip CBT Couns, Reg BACP)
My name is Blou (pronounced blue like the colour) and I am a friendly solution-focused practitioner and CBT Counsellor.
How CBT can help
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), can help people explore how to make changes to their life, so they can function better, achieve goals and feel good about themselves. It can help provide insight into personal trauma and guide people to recover from challenging events in a way that is unique to them and which creates lasting techniques for each person to embed into their own life.
It is a 'here and now' focused therapy which deals with the issues most important to you. We work in partnership together so that each session is led by the client with my guidance around the most efficient and useful tools which can help you uncover the thoughts, emotions and actions that are most likely to help you uncover your own strengths to develop further.
How I can help
My background of twelve years working in NHS services on community health projects, in addictions services and sexual health has ensured I developed a calm and considered manner in all that I do. I have vast experience of the challenges people face in their lives and surrounding communities. I have counselled in LGBTQIA Adult services on helping people explore, understand and express their identity.
I have experience in counselling with people with the following: Anxiety, Depression, Gender Variance, Identity Expression, Relationship boundaries, PTSD, Worry, ADHD, BPD, EUPD, Trauma, Worry, and Low Self Esteem.
I help people transform from a version of their life they are unhappy with; Create new systems and ideas that inspire them and Become the best version of themselves they can imagine.
Online or face to face?
I can see people face to face or through my innovative online counselling service, Transform Create Become. I have additional qualifications in online counselling so I can offer professionally structured online sessions to those who might be isolated in remote and rural locations, who may have transportation limitations or who simply need interim sessions to help build confidence and maintain steps towards face to face therapy.
I work in a gentle way based on kindness, that supports people to quickly see their positive attributes, identify their own goals and experience achievements that continue through the therapeutic process and that are installed into their own lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for 15 years in the health service on projects which support people to make healthy choices and manage their own health and wellbeing goals. This led me to attain my counselling qualifications after years of helping people in the health and social care sector.
I have a Post Graduate level diploma equivalent to SCQF level 11 in CBT Counselling and another Post Graduate level diploma in Online Counselling which I passed with credit.
I am currently working towards Accreditation with the BACP and enjoy keeping my continuous learning and development up to date with regular courses and workshops. So far these have included:
Trauma Relief for Humanitarians
Working with PTSD
Gender Variance Case Formulation
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coping with someone's gender transition
Coming out as LGBTPQIA
Each 50 minute session is £40
Deals are available through my website