I'm Calum, I am a qualified counsellor, practising in humanistic therapy. This counselling best for those looking for a safe and considerate way to confidently discuss anything they wish to bring to each session. The aim of this process is to help you to unlock your latent potential and hopefully allow you to find the strength within to help you help yourself. In this world, we can sometimes find ourselves dealing with a variety of problems; from worries to depression, shame to guilt, we can feel a need to remove these difficulties. Instead, I try to help you understand them and to navigate over, around or under them, balancing out these aspects of our humanity.
Every person is unique, from our first session, we will tailor a specific approach to suit you. I believe the answer to all of our problems lies within and so I work with you to encourage personal discovery, self-motivation and growth, which hopefully will enable you to overcome or better understand your individual struggles and be more prepared to deal with the future.
Whether it is confidence, fear, depression, anxiety, interpersonal or relationship difficulties (not couples therapy), motivation, stress management, bereavement, or struggles in life, I am committed to helping you hopefully find the resolution you are looking for.
How Do I Work?
From the first session, I want to get to know you; to see you as the individual you are and then to discover, with you, where you would like to grow. Throughout the therapy, it is always about you and where you feel comfortable, but I will be present in a sense, to go along with you on your journey of development.
As we progress, we will regularly review, together, the process of your counselling and look at ways to improve or continue so that you can see where you began and can choose where you are going. This is about you and what you wish to gain from the work we do together.
Training, qualifications & experience
With 2 years experience in the field, I have worked with a wide variety of clients from many different backgrounds, cultural beliefs and struggles. Working with all ages from 16 and above, I have experience with helping individuals no matter their age or specific life experiences, including armed forces veterans, individuals on probation and students.
Within this, I have facilitated client's growth in both long and short term therapy, which I constantly assess to ensure that you are being treated fairly and appropriately.
Currently, I work online and over the phone, and this is something I understand can be daunting for some. As a result of this, I take great care in ensuring safety for my clients and also my complete focus throughout.
As a Level 4 Diploma qualified therapeutic counsellor, I also tutor counselling students, so my skills and knowledge are consistent and I take both roles very seriously.
If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact me, and I will respond as soon as possible. I am very much looking forward to hearing from you.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Guidance - Students
- Feeling Lost
I charge £35 for one hour session
I also have a number of concessional places, by which I can accommodate you based on income or financial difficulties, upon discussion.