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About me

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.

I am now offering face to face sessions.

After reviewing the current trends in the Covid 19 pandemic I feel it is the right time to resume face to face counselling sessions.  Therefore, I welcome enquiries from anyone who would like to discuss face to face work. 

Remote sessions.

I can appreciate that not everybody will be in a position to engage in face to face counselling. Therefore, I will continue to offer remote working where appropriate for your needs.

Online session platforms

I prefer Zoom, but can discuss other platforms such as WattsApp.

Follow link http://www.cbcounselling.com/index.php/latest-news to find out my latest news and face to face working.

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 integral 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 restorative 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.

My journey through life has been impacted by my experiences of living with Autism and ADHD. My training and professional development in these areas has led me to my greater understanding of myself and Autism in general.

I have undertaken specific professional development in areas such as:

Depression

Self Harm

Suicide

Bereavement

Working with Autism and ADHD

Sexuality, LGBT, GSRD and Gender

Please refer to my website for more details of my training and experience.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

My fees policy reflects my desire to make my counselling as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. The price I set allows me to maintain the appropriate level of investment, whilst fulfilling my desire to offer ethical private counselling.

I offer a student rate per session of £25.00.

Please ask if you have any questions about fees.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and evenings by arrangemment between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. I break for lunch between 1pm and 2pm.

Further information

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.

My increased understanding about my own Autism and ADHD has given more meaning to my experiences in industry. This has also led to greater understanding of my sense of self in all contexts of my life.

I offer an affirmative approach to how I work with all my clients. I find this of particular importance when working with LGBTQ and Neurodiverse individuals. My approach is based on a philosophy that seeks to see the person for who they are as an individual.

My experience has led me to believe that a narrative which sees Autism as part of someone's identity can be affirming and therapeutic. My approach seeks to dispel ideas that see Autism through a deficit based lens. Instead I offer an approach which acknowledges the life experiences of Autistic People and their identity. I offer a tacit realisation that the distress that can be associated with being Autistic is a result of not being understood and not getting our primary needs met.

My positive experiences 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.

Havant, Hampshire, PO9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Step free access to ground floor counselling room, waiting area and toilet. Off road free car parking.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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