MBACP (Accred), Counselling, Relationships, Supervision
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I am an experienced accredited counsellor, blending different models of practice to develop a warm working relationship, either face to face or through online counselling. In my work with individuals and couples, it's about exploring what's going on, the feelings involved, the pain, the cost, and how things could be different.
Dealing with issues or relationships, or changing habits can be hard, and things can sometimes seem to get worse in that change of direction. It's about keeping a focus on the improvements you want in your life or your relationship, and believing in yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Areas of specialism:
Understanding relationships for individuals and couples
Working with couples to explore and repair relationships, as well as letting go
Loneliness, despair and suicide
Alcohol, substance or other addictive issues
Life threatening/terminal illness
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their guidelines on ethical practice.
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.
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
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
From £55.00 to £70.00
Concessions offered for
My counselling practice is in Bexley Village just up from the station. I’m at 4c Bexley High Street, Bexley, DA5 1AD, on the corner of Salisbury Road by Village Estates(click for map and street view). The entrance is the green door in Salisbury Road, numbered 4a, opposite Ferrari’s Restaurant. Free on-street parking is available locally.
It is within easy reach of Bromley, Dartford, Sidcup, Eltham, in fact anywhere in South East London and North West Kent served by the A2 and A20.
I also offer online and telephone counselling. Online counselling has worked well for many clients in being able to deal with emotional and sensitive issues at a real relational level, but with allowances being made for some subtle differences.
I see clients Monday to Wednesday, daytime and evenings. Sessions are by appointment; they last about 50-55 minutes, and are £55 for individuals, £70 for couples. Fees are payable by cash or transfer at each appointment. Counselling or supervision for trainees is £35 for day time sessions and £40 for evenings.
For more information about where I am and how we could work, or just counselling in general, please view my website at www.chriswalshcounselling.co.uk.
When I work