Charmain Zwart BSc. (Hons), ACC Accred. MBACP, COSRT, Dip. Supervisor
I'm an experienced, Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (BSc.Hons) registered member of BACP, ACC (accredited) UKCP (Registered) and a qualified Integrative Supervisor. I endeavour to offer a safe haven for the person being seen, to explore their experiences & feelings.
I am a Sex Therapist, a Registered Member of ASTAC (The Association for the treatment of Sexual addiction and Compulsivity) and Professional Associate COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) working towards an ISAT Diploma in Sex/Porn addictions and Compulsive Sexual Behaviours. I value clients and accepting their unique humanity in a non-judgemental and respectful way.
I have experience in working with individuals suffering from childhood and adult trauma, mental health issues, drug, alcohol, sex/pornography addiction and compulsive sexual behaviours and abuse presenting in adults, young people and couples with relationships difficulties. I have skills and experience in providing short term therapy and long-term therapy by means of online audio (telephone) and video (Zoom, Facetime, Skype). I will resume face to face sessions, once government restrictions are lifted.
If you experience symptoms of extreme stress, anxiety, depression, ongoing trouble sleeping, low self-esteem, inability to carry out daily routines, or an increase in alcohol, drug use, sex addiction, pornography or compulsive sexual behaviour, it may be time to seek the support of a counsellor, who may bring life changing treatment outcomes.
The first step is to email or call me to setup an initial session, to discuss what you want to get out of counselling. If you find you can work with me, then I will set a second session, arranging to see you weekly.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Person Centred
- Transactional Analysis
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Matrix College)
- BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling (Middlesex University)
- Diploma in Supervision (The Grove, London)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling (4C’s, Aylsham)
- Certificate in Trauma and Critical Incidents (Psychotherapy for Healthcare)
- Certificate in Online Counselling Skills (Online Therapy Institute)
- Certificate in Trauma (Three years webinars with Janina Fisher)
- Accredited Member of Association of Christian Counsellors. (ACC)
- Member of British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP)
- Registered Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)- Accreditation)
- Student Member of ASTAC (The Association for the treatment of Sexual addiction and Compulsivity).
- Professional Associate of COSRT(College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)
I have experience of counselling and in supervision, having covered a wide range of life issues such as:-
- couples counselling
- low self-esteem
- mental and physical illness
- relationship fragmentation
- sexual abuse
- sexual / pornography addiction & compulsive sexual behaviour
- substance dependency
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.
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Grieving & loss
Sex / Porn addiction & Compulsive sexual behaviours.
My counselling fees are £50.00 per hour. Please enquire for couples counselling.
Concessions offered for
I acknowledge the uniqueness of others and aim to build a trusting and honest relationship, empowering others to be focused on themselves and to make their own choices to bring about change. I take a holistic view of the person in counselling. As clients gain more awareness and understanding of themselves, they are more able to resource newfound solutions from impossible experiences, situations or even difficult issues for treatment outcomes.