Hello, I’m Bob. I am a qualified Counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (MBACP Reg no. 528240). I can offer a safe and confidential space where you can talk about the issues that are affecting you without being judged.
If you are reading this, then you have been brave enough to take the first step. I hope that you will now take the next step in order that we can work through your issues together and I can help you to move forward with your life.
My approach is primarily person-centred which means it is non-directive and led by you. However, I also use other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis as appropriate. I have experience of working with a range of personal and emotional issues but have focussed most on career change, relationships, young people, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Reaching out for help can feel scary and overwhelming. I know how this feels as I too have overcome many hurdles in my own life.
I offer a free 20 minute initial telephone meeting, where you will be able to ask me any questions that you may have, and talk about why you feel that you may benefit from counselling.
If you feel comfortable with me and feel I am the right counsellor for you, we can book a counselling session together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 25 years’ experience working in education, the public sector, and the voluntary sector providing Counselling and Career Counselling. My professional qualifications include:
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
- Personal Performance Coaching Diploma
- Diploma in Careers Guidance
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.