Clayton Elliott. Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
My counselling style is rooted in the Person-Centred Approach. I start with the belief that, with the right support, we all have the ability to move towards a more fulfilling and satisfying way of being and living our lives.
I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework. In addition to being a counsellor, I hold a degree in Sociology and Writing and am an experienced Cooperative and Community Development Worker.
Although my core training is in the Person-Centred Approach, I have a keen interest in other approaches, including mindfulness, eco-therapy and existentialism, which may be helpful for some people.
Although counselling is traditionally provided as weekly 50-minute sessions I believe in offering flexible sessions ranging from 25 to 75 minutes in length. We can have one-off sessions to simply talk through a pressing issue, or arrange regular ongoing sessions to delve a little deeper.
As well as working privately, I have worked with GamCare (Gambling Addiction) and am the Managing Director and Senior Counsellor with the charity 'Counselling for Social Change'. In the past I have also volunteered for Addaction (Drug & Alcohol recovery).
Beyond the counselling room, I am a father, musician and writer and have worked and volunteered for environmental and community organisations for most of my adult life.
You can now book online - https://headontherapy.com/booking/
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
B.A. (Distinction) in Sociology & Writing - Monash University, Australia.
Certificate - Introduction to Philosophy - University of London
Epistemology - University of London
Certificate of Achievement - The Science of Happiness - University of California, Berkley
Certificate of Achievement - Philosophy and Critical Thinking - University of Queensland
Safeguarding Adults – Levels 1 & 2 – National Skills Academy
Trauma: the challenge of our age? – BACP Webcast
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – LivingWorks
Working with Problem Gambling (Induction) - Certificate - GamCare
Solihull Parenting Approach (Foundation Course) - Certificate - Solihull NHS Care Trust/Addaction
Founder & Managing Director - Counselling for Social Change
Accredited and Registered Member - British Association on the Person Centred Approach (BAPCA)
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 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard fees is £40 per session.
I do offer reduced rate sessions for key workers, students and those on benefits. Please get in touch for details.
You can be a free 30 minute assessment session online at https://headontherapy.com/booking/
Concessions offered for
My face-to-face services are available in Penzance and Truro and I can also offer Phone and Online-based counselling sessions.