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MEd, BSc, BA, Dip CBT, BACP, BPsS, ACC, Dip. Supervision

About me

Find Balance in Your Life. Get affordable, accessible and personalised mental healthcare in-person or from the comfort of your home.

I offer a wide approach to counselling, including Christian Counselling.

I have been working as a certified Counselling Professional since 1990. I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them anxiety and stress. I am qualified in counselling children, adolescents and Hypnotherapy. I also have a speciality in Transpersonal Spirituality issues. Furthermore, I am an accredited Clinical Supervisor with SDS, British Psychological Society. I was previously an NHS Dietician and am qualified in Nutrition and Dietetics. I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients and look forward to helping you. Get in touch to learn more. Derek

Your appointments will take place in a soothing office environment with a spacious, private room, complimentary tea and water, and individualised care.

My office is conveniently located in Coychurch. Prefer not to travel? No worries – I’ve got you covered with telephone or video therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working as a certified Counselling Professional since 1990. I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them anxiety and stress. I am qualified in counselling children, adolescents and Hypnotherapy. I also have a speciality in Transpersonal Spirituality issues. Furthermore, I am an accredited Clinical Supervisor with SDS, British Psychological Society. I was previously an NHS Dietician and am qualified in Nutrition and Dietetics. I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients and look forward to helping you. Get in touch to learn more.

My qualifications are:

B.A.(Hons) Integrative Counselling. B.Sc(Hons) Psychology, Grad Dip Nutrition & Dietetics, Dip CBT, Dip Couns Children & Adolescents, Dip Hypnotherapy, CSAccred.(Advanced)- P.Grad Cert Clinical Supervision , Cert CBT Supervision, Cert in Mediation, M.Ed, LL.M. RegMBACP, MBPsS, RegMACC.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

Association for Christian Counsellors

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Christian Counselling

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Fees

From £60.00 to £85.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

  • £60 per session for single and online therapy.
  • £85 per session for couple counselling.
  • £50 per hour for clinical supervision.
  • Training courses by negotiation.

When I work

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I am available Wednesday and Friday mornings, afternoons, evenings and also weekends.

Bridgend, Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr, CF35

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

I have a separate side entrance to my consulting room that provides disabled access.

Additional languages

Welsh Learner

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am an accredited Clinical Supervisor with over 20 years experience with both trainee and qualified therapists.

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