Charlene Blake BSc (hons) Dip.Couns MBACP (Reg) Integrative Counsellor
Does it feel like it’s all getting a bit too much? Do you just want to be able to talk to someone about what’s going on? Have you been feeling sad lately and you can’t put your finger on why? Or maybe you know why but you can’t bring yourself to speak to anyone? How about a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment in which you can talk to someone?
I can provide this for you. I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor with a vast amount of experience in dealing with issues such as family issues, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, childhood sexual abuse and other forms of deep-rooted trauma. It’s important for you to know that, however you are feeling at the moment, is totally OK.
The fact that you are here today seeking support already shows that you have what it takes to get to a place of peace and you’re resilient. I will support you by providing you a safe confidential, non judgemental environment where we can explore your thoughts and feelings and work towards unlocking your own self coping abilities.
I aim to make my counselling services as accessible as possible, so I have a number of concessions slots available for students and I price on a sliding scale so those on a lower income can have access to my service. I offer face to face and remote counselling to individuals and couples. My remote service is ideal for those of you who have a restricted schedule or are physically unable to attend in person. Also, if my core locations of practice are just out of your reach, we can have sessions via skype or other forms of video calling.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a commitment to my continuous professional development post qualifying, I ensure that I do a minimum of 30 hours of training a year, in line with the requirements of the BACP as well as I keeping up to date with the most current findings in this field. Below are some of the training I have completed.
- Couple Dynamics
- Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on adult survivors and their relationships
- Reclaiming sexuality after childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence
- Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder and Psychosis
- Complex Trauma and Fragmented Minds
- Addiction as Complex Trauma and Attachment Disorder
- Breaking The Silence Around Shame, Sex, Anger, and Betrayal After Sexual Abuse
- Narcissism and the body
Qualifications and Membership
- Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member
- CPCAB Diploma in therapeutic Counselling – 2017
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
BSc Psychology (Hons)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
(Sliding scale rates)
Individual £50 - £70
Concessions/ Students £25 - £45
Couples £90 - £130
Remote/ Online services from £35 - £60
I am currently taking on evening clients. I do have limited slots available for weekends. Please contact me to get more information.