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Collette MacCalman Dip.Ther. Couns; Reg MBACP;BSc. PGCE (FE)

About me

As an Integrative Counsellor, I am trained in the Person Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis theory.  I believe that each person is a unique individual with their own unique combination of concerns. I will, therefore, explore in partnership with you the best approach to assist you in overcoming your concerns and finding a way forward.

I appreciate that making the decision to telephone or email might be off-putting for you; but please be assured of my genuine interest in helping you. If I'm not available when you telephone, please leave your name and number on the answerphone and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.  Similarly, feel free to email at any time, and I will reply as soon as I can.

I work from a designated, purpose built, comfortable and private wooden garden room where a distance of 2 metres can be maintained and sanitisation is carried out prior to and after each session. Working under current guidelines requires us both to wear face masks unless there is a medical exemption.

I offer a safe, friendly, supportive and non-judgmental service usually meeting with clients on a weekly basis on average over 6 sessions (although the frequency and duration of sessions is negotiable and aimed at meeting your individual needs). We can identify a day and time that fits around your commitments and arrange to have sessions either face to face, via telephone, zoom or skype.

I can assure you that your privacy will be guarded and that whatever is discussed in sessions will remain confidential (apart from those issues which I am legally bound to disclose to the appropriate authorities and which I will inform you of before we start the introductory session).

When you look at the  list of areas of counselling I deal with, you will see that I regularly work with a wide variety of issues In private practice. I am also constantly updating my Continuing Professional Development knowledge in order to offer my clients the most up to date and comprehensive service that I can.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP Registered Member no: 376958). BACP membership requires that I receive monthly supervision with a qualified, experienced counsellor to ensure that my practice is safe, ethical and to the appropriate standard.

Before qualifying as a counsellor I worked in a variety of non-counselling roles that have given me experience of working with people of different ages from a wide variety of settings. As a trainee Counsellor I worked in a busy GP surgery in Hyde, Greater Manchester with patients and staff who were receiving medical treatment but who the GPs felt would also benefit from counselling (e.g. carer stress, anxiety, bereavement, depression, self harm, substance misuse, relationship breakdowns, low self esteem and lack of confidence).

Over the past 30 years I have also successfully used "counselling skills" with clients in a paid role as a Project Worker with the Single Homeless in Coventry; as a Course co-ordinator/Lecturer/personal tutor at High Peak College (University of Derby College,) Buxton; as a Foster Carer for Derbyshire County Council; and as a Nursing Assistant on an Acute Adult mental health and a Dementia Assessment ward for Pennine Care Foundation Trust whilst studying to become a professional Counsellor.

If you think that I may be able to offer you the kind of counselling you are looking for, then please book in for an Introductory Session.

My very best regards, Collette

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGCE (FE)
  • BSc Social Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling & BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Level 2 & 3 Certificates in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificates in Addiction Counselling; Understanding End of Life Care: Principles of Dementia Care; Mental Health Awareness
  • E.C. Diploma (Counselling Children and Young People)
  • CPD; Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People; Falling Down: Problematic Substance Use in Later Life; Dealing With Distress: Working with suicide and self- harm; Timeless Dementia Training

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£35.00 per session

Additional information

I am aware that the cost of counselling can be off -putting for clients struggling financially in the current Covid-19 Pandemic.  I have chosen to keep my fees as low as possible to enable more access to services for more clients. 

I can offer individual adult clients a 30 minute Initial Introductory Session for £20. Each subsequent 50 minute session is then charged at £35 each.

Variable rates for organisations and groups are available by negotiation

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can offer face to face (following Government Covid-19 working guidelines), telephone, Zoom and Skype appointments at negotiated times to fit around your work and other commitments.

Further information

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I have regular supervision to ensure that my practice is safe, beneficial to the client and conforms to the BACP's Ethical Framework.

BACP Registered Member no: 376958

I have a current Individual Basic Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS)

Warton, Carnforth
Lancashire
LA5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Free on road parking adjacent to property. Purpose built comfortable and private ground floor garden counselling room.

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Collette MacCalman Dip.Ther. Couns; Reg MBACP;BSc. PGCE (FE)

Collette MacCalman Dip.Ther. Couns; Reg MBACP;BSc. PGCE (FE)