Counsellors' Collective South West LLP
The Counsellors' Collective South West LLP is a growing organisation which covers the South West Region. All of our members meet exacting criteria and together we represent a remarkable body of knowledge and experience of working therapeutically in health-related settings. We are trained to work with all of the issues that present in Primary Care, the problems that people are facing in their daily lives, and our work is supported with references from clinical staff that we have worked with.
Some of us have done considerable training in specialities that we have a particular interest in such as bereavement, child and adolescent issues, carers' issues, and anxiety and depression. We have a community 'arm' - 'Health Works' - which provides training and psychotherapeutic groups to primary care patients and to voluntary organisations in the community.
Meet the 'Designated Members' of the LLP
Area: Exmouth and East Devon for counselling
- South West Region for supervision and training
- National / International for conference presentations etc.
- Group work
- Adolescent issues
- Approved Counsellor for Adoption
- on the register for Aviva and WPA insurance companies
- St. Augustine's Surgery in Keynsham.
Flora no longer accepts new clients as she is trying very hard to retire! She is still a valued Designated Member of the Collective.
Browse our website to meet our other members......
Training, qualifications & experience
All members belong to one of the major organisations such as UKCP or BACP. Please look at the information about each one to see their own particular qualifications and experience. Our register reflects accreditation and/or registration and also areas of particular expertise.
Member organisations *
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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 we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Our Members have often come into this work as a second career and we have among our number a wealth of experience with ex teachers, lawyers, social workers, nurses, artists... and our trainees on placement are also joining this profession with a wealth of experience in many areas.
Alison Leyland is an Approved Counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency, working particularly with post adoption attachment issues.
The majority of our Members are also experienced Supervisors
Fees for work with a Counsellors' Collective Member will be agreed with the counsellor.
Individual members will negotiate their fees at the time of undertaking work.
The Counsellors' Collective South West LLP is a not-for-profit organisation. Originally our members were all counsellors working in Primary Care in the South West. The 'Practice Counsellor' has, in most places, been replaced by Talking Therapies. This may be, for example, IAPT or LIFT. Our main purpose now is to increase the availability of counselling that can be provided in GP surgeries. We are not in competition with any commissioned service. We are in addition to it. We do this through our Trainee Placement Scheme and seek to select the best counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology trainees for clinical placement in GP surgeries across the area.
We recognise that the provision of services for those experiencing poor mental health and emotional distress will probably never meet the need and we strive to help the best newly-training practioners gain the fully-supported experience they will need to become the best experienced therapists of the future.