Delia Warmington, MBACP. Adults and Children (11-18)
These are unusual times and there is more stress than ever. Sometimes it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Whatever your situation I can offer you an empathetic ear and a non-judgmental space to unload anything that’s on your mind. It can be long term problems that have been there all your life, a current crisis or maybe even a feeling that you want to change something but you're not sure what. Whatever you want to bring to sessions will be handled in a confidential, non-judgemental way and I aim to provide a safe and calm space in which you can explore your feelings and find a way forward. At the moment the two places I work in Bideford and Bude are still open, with Covid rules in place and as a care worker I am tested every week, but most of the counselling work I do is video calling or telephone.
I can work with a range of issues including depression, anxiety and self-esteem. I am also a care worker, working with elderly people. I can use insights gained working in the care profession to help you talk through any issues involving care and support, including end of life. I can offer sessions via telephone or video calling (Zoom etc). I am not able to offer home visits at present due to the coronavirus.
Following initial contact, we will arrange an assessment over the telephone which will take about 30 minutes and is free of charge. We can also do this via Skype or FaceTime. This will give me an idea of what you need help with, and allow you to see if I am the right counsellor for you.
Following this, the first session will be spent exploring your issue in more detail to develop an understanding of how it started and the impact it has had, or is still having, on your life.
You can then decide how long you would like to continue sessions. Sessions would usually be in blocks of six, however, the length of therapy is not set in stone. For example, if we contract for twelve sessions but then you find eight is enough, we can end sooner. Similarly, if we contract for twelve sessions and you think that sixteen may be more appropriate, I can accommodate that too.
I trained as an humanistic integrative counsellor, an approach which recognises that there are significant connections between all approaches to counselling. It accepts that different clients have different needs and believes that no single method is sufficient. The approaches that I draw on are the Person-centred approach, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis, and I am also trained in CBT.
I am qualified to work with adults, children and adolescent.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work to their guidelines and code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
The Iron Mill - Post-qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Supervision
Seven years experience as a Care and Support worker with elderly and disabled
Voluntary work at the YMCA
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial consultation/assessment by telephone, 20-30 minutes.
Video calling (Zoom/Skype etc) and telephone sessions, 50 minutes - £25. (Payments: I will issue an invoice via email following our session via the Asto app)
Face to face sessions, 50 minutes - £40.
Concessions offered for
Mondays - Bude, sessions available 9:30am onwards. Telephone and video calling are also available.
Tuesdays to Thursdays - I am available via telephone or video calling in the afternoons after 3:30pm only.
Friday - Bideford, sessions available from 10:00am onwards. Telephone and video calling are also available.
I use 10to8, an online calendar, to a book appointments. You will get confirmation of an appointment and a reminder 24 hours before.