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Covid 19

This Pandemic has left many of us feeling anxious and fearful. Many areas of life have been adversely affected: health, work, relationships and finance to name but a few. Coping with life and managing your emotions can be difficult at times. Staying stuck, feeling hurt and unable to move forward and discover your true self can seem an uphill struggle. Lifelong patterns and unhealthy coping strategies often go hand in hand with negative thoughts and feelings about ourselves, others and the world around us. Asking for help is the first step towards healing and growth.

Counselling can seem like a scary step, but If you feel that you need someone to listen with empathy and support without judgement, then Safe Steps Counselling could be for you. Together, we can discover what help you would like and what steps to take towards that journey.

I am an Accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I work within their Ethical guidelines to ensure a safe, confidential and trusting work environment and practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

My background includes Adult Nursing and working with children as a Teaching Assistant. I have worked for The Mental Health charity Mind and also Isas (Survivors of incest and sexual abuse).

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2010) and a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2011) I work as an integrative Therapist - using different ways of working with each individual client.

I am committed to keeping myself updated in different areas and regularly attend training that will enrich the way that I work with clients.

Areas that I have worked with include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance misuse
  • Anger
  • Self harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Assertiveness
  • Self confidence
  • Stress management.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

 Following your enquiry, I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation. If you decide to go ahead, please see below:

I charge a rate of £40.00 per session (One hour) The initial session is £30.00. 

Payment is via Bank transfer or cash on the same day as our  session.

Sessions are one hour in total on a weekly basis, unless negotiated otherwise between us.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday and Tuesday afternoons. 

Covid safety measures in place- please sanitise.

On Annual leave Friday 21st October-Sun 31st October inclusive.

Further information

If you would like an informal, no obligation short chat, then please feel free to contact me in confidence.If unavailable, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.Many thanks.

My working hours are Monday and Tuesday afternoons.

I am not availabe from  Monday 18th October for two weeks.

The Body Cafe
Eaton House Unit 3 Amelia Court
Swanton Close
Retford
Notts
DN22 7HJ

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Therapy room is up two flights of stairs.

Bridget Chillingworth

Bridget Chillingworth