Charli Baker, MA, MBACP Registered
The process of finding a counsellor and beginning therapy can often feel like a very daunting task. Whether you're feeling sad, lonely, generally unhappy, anxious, depressed or are having family or relationship issues for example, sitting with someone who does not know you in a personal capacity and who can offer you the time and a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement, can be a really valuable and beneficial experience.
Whatever your motivation for seeking therapy, my commitment to you is to offer a supportive, confidential, and safe space to take a step back and help you unpack and explore what is going on for you right now.
Going at your pace, we can assess your current situation, wants and needs, thoughts and feelings. I will support you in gaining insight and exploring your choices, and in moving towards change if appropriate.
Our work together may include identifying patterns of behaviour that may no longer be helpful to you or challenging your self-concept or negative thoughts and feelings. Your problems are like you, unique and individual, and that is how I will treat you.
Taking the next step
You can contact me by phone or email to arrange an initial appointment.
During our first session I will take a few personal details and we will discuss what you would like to get from counselling.
Once we have agreed to work together, my commitment to you is open-ended. Most clients tend to know when they are ready to end therapy and it is entirely each individuals choice.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you very much for stopping by my page.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctor of Professional Studies, Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Chester - Commencing October 2020.
- MA Counselling - York St John University - September 2018 - September 2019.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - York St John University - September 2013 - May 2016.
- BA (Hons) Counselling Studies - York St John University - September 2010 - June 2013.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework for best practice. I also take part in regular continuing professional development and clinical supervision in order to broaden my knowledge and skills.
I am currently working toward my accreditation with the BACP and have accrued over 1000 counselling hours. I am now in the final stages of finishing off the paperwork with my clinical supervisor.
- York College - Tutor of Counselling - September 2019 - March 2020
- Turning Point - Counsellor - September 2017 - present
- Parkview Surgery, Cleckheaton - Counsellor and Student Mentor - October 2016 - May 2018
- Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, Leeds - Counsellor - March 2017 - August 2017
- Joan Pickard Ltd, Hull - Sessional Counsellor - September 2015 - March 2017
In my private practice, I work from my home in Monk Fryston where I offer a safe, supportive and confidential space to provide my clients when working with a variety of issues. Please see the list below for a more comprehensive list of problems I may be able to support you with.
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
£45 per 50 minute session.
Please note that payment for sessions is to be made at the time of booking.
I do offer concessions for students and those on a low income. Please contact me for more information.
If you are unable to make your appointment, please do let me know as soon as possible. Cancellations and non-attendance within 24hrs will be charged at the full fee. Cancellations made with more than 24hrs notice will not incur a charge and can be rescheduled.