My name is Colin Beckwith and I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Counselling from The University of Chichester. I graduated in 2015 after completing 5 years of study.
Covid 19 Policy regarding face to face work.
In assessing the risk that face to face work involves for the transmission of Covid 19 virus I have adopted a policy of offering online sessions. For the foreseeable future, it will be necessary to adopt this approach. However, I remain committed to offering sessions face to face. I also believe that online counselling can be just as effective if your circumstances permit it. Please feel free to contact me with a view to counselling online or face to face. It may be some time before face to face working can resume in the way it was before the Covid 19 outbreak. Nevertheless, I am working continually to assess the conditions that need to be in place for face to face work to resume safely.
Online session platforms
I can offer Zoom, WattsApp and Facetime right now, but I can discuss alternatives with you.
Follow link http://www.cbcounselling.com/index.php/latest-news to find out my latest news and working online.
Features of myself and my practice
I adopt the Person Centred Approach to Counselling which sits alongside other approaches within the realm of Humanistic Counselling. The Person Centred Approach was originally formulated by Carl Rogers, who was an American Psychologist and therapist. I believe in the life affirming power of an authentic relationship, where honesty, trust and equality are implicit. The Person Centred Approach aims to build a relationship which in it's self, is the therapeutic factor. It is founded on the theory that this therapeutic relationship is intergral throughout the healing process. The Person Centred Approach can allow you the space to explore whatever is on your mind.
I believe that my personality is well suited to offering the restoritive features of the Person Centred relationship that enables it to make a difference in peoples' lives. I strive to create an environment which is safe, honest, non judgemental and puts you at the centre of the work. I will listen and continually work toward understanding you in your world. Hopefully, this will provide an environment where you can express yourself and explore your life in the way that means most to you. I will do all I can to offer you the space to grow and nurture a trusting and honest therapeutic partnership.
My practice is general in nature and I am willing to accept enquiries from anybody over the age of 18 who is interested in having counselling.
I operate from my home in a dedicated counselling room on the ground floor.
I have facilities for waiting adjacent to the Counselling Room and there is a nearby toilet all accessible on the ground floor.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling from University of Chichester
I am a registered member of BACP.
I am an experienced Counsellor and have worked in the voluntary sector as a University Counsellor and a Bereavement Counsellor. I have experience of many areas of counselling and have worked with people of many ages and backgrounds.
My personal life story means that I have experience of LGBTQ areas. I have undertaken professional development to gain a more thorough grounding in areas such as "coming out" and the diversity of gender and sexuality.
I have also undertaken professional development in other areas such as:
Please refer to my website for more details of my training and experience.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have indicated the areas above for which I have gained experience as part of my Counselling work.
I offer a general Counselling service covering a wide range of areas. Please contact me to find out more about my practice or visit my website.
£35.00 per 50 minute session and I accept cash, cheques or BACS transfer.
I came to counselling from an industrial background as an engineer. I spent many years in industry and experienced many aspects of life in that environment.
Life in industry can be tough and I had some difficulties over the years. These led me to seek counselling, which helped me through the hardest times. I gained great faith in counselling throughout several cycles of sessions.
The positive experience of counselling led me to study it academically and this led to me becoming qualified. I learnt about several different approaches to counselling and identified particularly with the Person Centred Approach. Although I particularly identify with this approach, my training gives me a grounding in the other Humanistic Approaches.
Maybe not a typical route to a counselling role, but I think it illustrates how counselling changed my life. My hope is that others can benefit from my experiences through the empowerment that counselling can bring.