Charlotte Bird

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BSc (Hons) Psych, DipHE & MBACP
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Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7AZ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Profile

Hello, I’m Charlotte. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Person-Centred Therapist offering face-to-face, online and telephone counselling for adults and young people from my private practice in Whiteley. I am experienced in trauma and abuse therapy and I have worked many years in mental health before becoming a therapist. 

At times life can feel overwhelming for different reasons, I offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to learn about yourself and your journey. Supporting you in identifying your patterns of behaviour, looking at self-esteem, confidence, and negative self-talk at a pace that is comfortable to you.

I offer short-term and long-term therapy. Face-to-face, online or telephone counselling. Please contact me by email and we can arrange a time to talk Online or over the phone to help you decide if I am the ‘right’ counsellor for you. This initial consultation is free of charge.

An agreement about counselling, confidentiality, cancellations and payment details will be sent for you to complete before your first session.

Location

I am based in Whiteley. Near to Whiteley shopping area, tranquil lakes, gardens and cafés. Convenient for travel being just off the M27 at junction 9, and close to Swanwick railway station. I am located in Fareham, within easy reach of Portsmouth, Southampton and Gosport.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology

Exploring, investigating and applying Psychology. Biological psychology. Child development. Social psychology. Counselling and forensic psychology.

Level 5 Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling

Person-centred approaches to counselling. Counselling skills, development and practice. Comparative theories and approaches in counselling. Personal development. Human development. Counselling for grief and loss. Counselling young people. Client work in therapeutic counselling.

CYP Bridging the Gap Certificate 

Working with children and young people around bereavement, sudden death, divorce, family breakdown, domestic abuse, bullying, school and transitions.

Online & Telephone Counselling Certificate

How to do counselling online: A Coronavirus Primer (BACP & The OU).

Skills & Experience

I am a qualified counsellor working in private practice, but also a counsellor at a charity, supporting adults, children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse and trauma. 

I attend continuous training in LGBTQ+ Awareness, Trauma Informed Practice, Attachment Styles, Intergenerational & Historical Trauma and Working Addiction training. Eating Disorder Awareness, Understanding Psychosis.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, self-image, self-harm and self-confidence issues, loss, bereavement, identity issues, and eating disorders. PTSD, OCD, stress and work-related issues. I specialise in trauma counselling with survivors of domestic abuse and current or historical sexual abuse.

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free, no-obligation 20-minute chat on the Phone or Online to find out what brings you to counselling and how I can help.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available for counselling sessions, either face-to-face (in-person), online or by telephone session.

Further information

I am a BACP member and working within the BACP ethical framework.

I have full liability insurance, registration with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

Spaces Business Centre, 4500 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7AZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Free parking onsite

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Zoom
Charlotte Bird
Charlotte Bird