People choose to come to counselling or psychotherapy for many reasons. For example, they may have suffered distressing or stressful experiences that they are struggling to move on from, or they may be feeling generally anxious, stressed and unhappy.
Working within a therapeutic counselling relationship can help to create meaning in our lives and can simply be useful to undertake personal development in a safe and supportive environment: it is not at all necessary to have a ‘problem’ to find counselling useful.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in humanistic psychotherapeutic counselling, University of Brighton.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
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.