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About me

Hi, I'm Craig, a counsellor & therapist currently working online via zoom, skype or phone. I have worked with people from all walks of life in both private practice and charity settings, and I can offer flexible sessions – weekdays or weekends.

You may have a specific issue affecting your life, or a vague sense of not feeling right, but want to understand yourself more. Whatever it is you're struggling with, therapy can give you the time & space to feel supported and make sense of how you’re feeling, and free you up to live life as you want to.

I’m an existential-integrative therapist which means I blend a range of therapy approaches; from human development and neuroscience, humanistic therapies and existential psychotherapy.

That may sound fancy, but really it simply enables me to help you look afresh at your problems and how to work through them from various angles.

I won't label you, or feel you have anything “wrong” with you. Life can be hard, complicated and have a huge effect on all of us. Existential therapy is about understanding and working through that effect on our feelings, enabling us to make the most of the time we have.

Finding someone you feel comfortable with is more important than the particular type of therapy though. Feel free to give me a call, text or e-mail for a free initial chat and for more info about me and how therapy might help.

Therapy Online

One thing Covid has shown us is how powerful online platforms like zoom and skype can be. Therapy can work brilliantly via video and phone. If you have a quiet, confidential room in which to do it, having therapy online can save you time, ease your nerves and feel much more comfortable carried out in your own familiar surroundings.

It works just the same as traditional therapy - if we agree to work together, I simply email you a link to our next session, and we meet that way. It's as personal as face to face therapy, without having to leave your home. Payments are sorted through online banking etc.

Phone sessions are also sometimes available, please call me if this is of interest to you.

If you have any questions, or for an initial chat to get more of an idea about therapy with me, feel free to send me a text, whatsapp, email or call me - 07554 809361.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy – Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute – (1st class honours).
  • Level 2 Counselling Concepts – Sherwood - Psychotherapy Training Institute.
  • I have also completed numerous other shorter trainings in clinical assessment, online and telephone therapy, existential psychotherapy etc.
  • I have experience working with a wide range of people in both private practice at Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy in Leicester, and in charity setting at the Breathing Space counselling service in Melton Mowbray, before moving on to my own private practice subsequently.
  • Reps Level 3 Personal Trainer and Nutrition Adviser.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • life transitions/existential crisis
  • emotional intensity/giftedness

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session, for individual adults.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekday and weekend sessions currently available.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Adults
Craig Brand - BSc (MBACP) integrative therapist

Craig Brand - BSc (MBACP) integrative therapist