**Unfortunately, I am fully booked and unable to take on further clients at this time. When that changes, I will remove this message. Thank you. Clissie.**
Hello, my name is Clissie, I’m a BACP registered Person-Centred counsellor. Thank you for viewing my profile. I am currently seeing clients online and face to face.
We’re all used to receiving advice from family, friends and colleagues about how best to solve our problems. However, these well-intentioned solutions often do not provide the right answer for us, especially when our issues are very complex or longstanding. Over time, this can result in us becoming reluctant to share our struggles, for fear of feeling judged, shamed or simply misunderstood.
I work within the person-centred approach, where the counsellor is not considered an expert who simply ‘fixes’ people. Instead, I believe my role is to facilitate the right conditions to enable you to find your own path towards resolution. Each pathway is as individual as we are and, I believe, we each have the resources we need within us.
Counselling is a shared endeavour. Building a trusted and supportive therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is key. By offering a safe and accepting space to explore who you are and how you feel, free from judgement, I will aim to help you find new ways to understand and better accept the emotions and experiences that you may be struggling with. I know from personal experience that Person-Centred counselling can be incredibly healing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred counselling from The Norwich Centre, a BACP accredited qualification. And a certificate in Person-Centred counselling from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
I have worked with clients in general counselling practice at St Barnabas Counselling Centre, as well with clients at Cruse Bereavement Care and The Samaritans, gaining over 10 years’ experience in total.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is very important to me, to enable me to widen my skillset to best support my clients. To that end, I have undertaken a range of additional training, including working effectively with online and telephone with clients.
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
I offer an initial exploratory session of up to 1 hour for £20.
Further sessions are £40 for up to 1 hour.
Currently I have availability on a Monday and Tuesday.