Caspar van Dongen, MBACP Reg. - Counselling, Supervision
Hello, my name is Caspar and I work as a Counsellor in my private practice in Stamford for Individuals, Couples and Young People.
Respecting a safe distance when counselling face to face; hand sanitiser, wipes and tissues available. Or we can meet remotely via Skype.
You may be troubled by a situation you can't resolve, finding change hard or feel as if you've lost yourself. I offer a personal space for your most personal concerns.
There are many other reasons you may be considering seeing a counsellor.
You may feel anxious, misunderstood, confused, emotional, depressed, low in mood, lacking in motivation...
Sometimes we need someone to talk to who will not judge us or make unnecessary comments.
I believe that my job as a counsellor is to listen and then to help you to help yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 5, EdExcel
- Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3, CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2, CPCAB
- Counselling for sight loss Accreditation, RNIB
- Post Graduate Level 7 Certificate in Supervision
A Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (data protection)
Theories trained in, amongst others:
- Person Centred approach
- Object Relations
- Transactional Analysis
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- etc, etc
Regular Continuing Professional Development in line with BACP's membership.
Safeguarding and managing risk through digital media, 2020
Trauma, the Brain and Recovery, 2019
Past Trauma and the Unconscious Mind, 2018
Counselling in relation to holistic healthcare approaches, 2018
Life Events and Social Networks, 2018
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
I use a Person Centred approach to Counselling
The essence of a person centred approach is the belief that a person is capable of much more than he or she actually believes.
In your sessions, we shall aim to uncover this capability within you and use it to find possible solutions to the concerns you want to talk about.
As such, a person centred approach can therefore be successful in addressing a wide range of different concerns and issues.
I have not specialised in one particular area, but have worked with concerns in relation to bereavement, stress, redundancy, abuse, anger, general anxiety, anger, bullying, domestic violence, suicidal thoughts, hearing voices etc
Obviously we shall also give you all the additional help, advice and practical tools within counselling, if that is helpful within the approach.
£30/£35 per session of 50 minutes, couples £40/£45 per 50 minute session.
Concessions available for counselling students who are undertaking counselling studies.
Concessions offered for
Please look for any further information on my website: www.egocounselling.org