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(CMCOSCA) BACP

About me

Hello, my name is Erica and I offer Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy online and by phone at this time.  I believe that everyone has the potential for growth and positive change and the ability and resources for growth and healing. This is the bedrock and passion behind how I work alongside individuals  who are experiencing anxiety, self-doubt, unhelpful behaviours and relationship difficulties.  I approach my practice from a place of humility, empathy and compassion offering a safe and non-judgemental space to work, in partnership, to explore issues in a spirit of curiosity and self-compassion.

The Person Centred approach has the power of the therapeutic relationship at its heart and having a voice and being heard is powerful in feeling affirmed, respected and accepted. Uncovering the narratives we subscribe to and which influence our perspectives and life views allows us to understand ourselves better. Having raised self-awareness will allow you to draw upon your own strengths to empower you to make the right choices for you....after all, you are the expert on yourself.

When you are feeling overwhelmed it is easy to feel isolated and disconnected from the world. Therapy can help develop a healthy relationship with yourself, and,  being open to new perspectives to gain insights for yourself, you can regain a feeling of connection, hope and engagement with the world around you.

I continue to maintain my professional development and attend training and supervision regularly and adhere to strict ethical standards of my professional governing bodies.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch and I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation so that I can understand what you are looking for and  you have the opportunity to ask any questions.  We can then decide if this is the right fit.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (with distinction 2018) and have worked in a variety of settings. I have had several years of working in the Third sector with addiction and G.P. surgery and continue to work in the voluntary sector.  I have experience and training in a broad range of issues, such as: Anger, Anxiety/depression,  Bereavement, abuse and grief & loss and addiction. I work holistically with the whole person, taking into account all aspects of an individual.

Member organisations

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£40 for a 60 minute session.

Inverness, Highland, IV3

Type of session

Online
Phone