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Caroline McBride MBACP Accredited & Registered. Integrative Supervisor

Milton Keynes, MK15
07821 181333 07821 181333 Registered / Accredited

About me

Life can be really difficult at times for all of us and sometimes problems can feel overwhelming. Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide a safe and private space to explore the issues with someone who has enough distance from your life to be along side you whilst you find what it is that you need. I think people come to Counselling when they decide within themselves something in their life needs to change, be that an external change or a change in a way of feeling, I have a decades experience in building meaningful, containing, supportive relationships and can be alongside you whilst you find what it is that you need.

I strongly believe the relationship between the Therapist and the client is the key to success, it's important to work with someone you feel comfortable with and able to connect to. In the ten years I have practiced I feel truly humbled every time a person shares their experiences with me. I have the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Clinical Counselling Supervision and can offer 1:1 or group Supervision to Counsellors, Psychotherapists, keyworkers, charity workers, support staff, nurses and teachers.

I offer a free Counselling assessment so you can meet me in person and check it feels like I'm the right person for you to work with. I practice in a log cabin at my home, which creates the perfect environment for the Therapy.

My Background

I'm a registered BACP member, I qualified in 2009 and achieved BACP accreditation in 2014. I have practiced privately for the last 5 years in addition to my other roles. I’m an Integrative Counselling Supervisor. Since qualifying I have worked with a variety of clients; children, young people, adult and child survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse, adults experiencing Substance Misuse issues and I also deliver a behavioural change programme for people using violent and abusive behaviour in intimate relationships. I have worked with people of all ages, with a diverse range of issues.

I am qualified, experienced and able to work with the following issues:

Relationship Issues
Loss
Bereavement
Divorce and Separation
Anxiety
Family Issues
Depression
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Addictions
Substance Misuse
Play Therapy
Adolescents
Sexual Abuse and Assault

and I'm more than happy to build a Therapeutic relationship with you to explore any issue you feel relevant to bring into the work.

As a practitioner I believe the relationship is the most important part of the Therapy and I am experienced in building Therapeutic relationships with a diverse range of people.

I am an integrative Counsellor which means I work with different Theoretical Approaches and combine them to best suit your individual needs. I work using Psychodynamic Theory which works on the principle that your present experiences are coloured by your past experiences. I combine this with Person Centred Theory to create a safe space and good relationship with you so you are able in time to explore and find your own resolution. I sometimes work using Gestalt Theory and Transactional Analysis and can discuss any aspect of my Theoretical Approach and model with you at any time.

As a practitioner I work under the BACP ethical framework, the BACP also has a complaints procedure should you not be satisfied with the service you receive. The BACP have their own website where you can find out more information bacp.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I began Counselling with the NHS Young Person's Drug and Alcohol Service in 2008. I also Counselled in Turning Point, Hertfordshire working with adults with substance misuse issues. In 2010 I began to Counsel with a charity providing a young person's Counselling service in Bedfordshire providing 1:1 sessions to 5 - 25 year olds, I was the Counsellor for the charity in a High School for 3 years and I deliver 1:1 sessions to young people within Schools, who have experienced Domestic Violence and Abuse. I also delivered group Counselling for two years in Schools with young people aged from 8 - 16 years old.

I work as the Women's Support Worker for a specialist Domestic Violence charity and deliver a 1:1 Domestic Violence Perpetrator programme and a group programme for a Buckinghamshire based charity.

In private practice I have worked with people of all ages with a wide range of issues. In therapy the relationship is key to the success of the therapy, so please get in touch to book a free of charge assessment to see if I'm the right therapist for you.

Qualifications:

Level 4 Integrative Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling West Herts College 2009

Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Clinical Supervision The Albany Centre 2019

Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Supervision The Albany Centre 2018

Accreditation with the BACP March 2014

Sexual Violence 2 Day

Respect Group 6 training for people who use violence in intimate relationships Nov 2014

Domestic Violence Intervention Project 5 Day Training

Respect Perpetrator Programme delivering 1:1 sessions Training

Bereavement Workshop March 2014

Mindfulness July 2013

Respect 5 day Group training

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Young People
Adolescents

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

The first session is a free of charge assessment where you are able to meet me and decide if I am the right person for you to work with. All following sessions are chargeable, my fees are:

£45 per hour for 1:1 Therapy sessions

Concessions available: I can negotiate fees depending on your income and individual financial situation, please call or email me to discuss your needs.

For Supervision please get in touch to discuss your individual needs

Further information

If you have any questions or queries please feel free to give me a call or email.

Milton Keynes
MK15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Integrative Supervisor with Postgraduate Integrative Diploma in Clinical Supervision group or 1:1 for Therapists, non clinical staff and students.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Caroline McBride MBACP Accredited & Registered. Integrative Supervisor

Caroline McBride MBACP Accredited & Registered. Integrative Supervisor