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MBACP (Registered)

About me

Hello, my name's Gabby and I am a BACP registered humanistic counsellor. To me this means each of us need to be seen as individuals and within the context of our own environment. How we experience things on a personal level is what is important in our work together. Therefore my goal is to see the world through your eyes.

Having previously worked in very pressurised and fast paced environments, I have been able to hugely benefit from talking with counsellors and as part of my own training have experienced many years of talking therapies.

I know on a personal level how hard it is to pluck up the courage and contact someone to speak about your struggles, and the pain and confusion that life can bring. That's why I believe that you must feel comfortable, safe and in a trusted environment when talking about your problems. Therefore I always recommend an initial appointment to see how you feel when we're together and with the way I work. Then we can discuss how we may move forward together and if this feels right for you. I aim to provide an environment where we can meet each other as two fellow travellers, and talk openly and honestly about our work together.

Awareness of what we are experiencing and what our individual needs are can help with changes, as well as understanding how we have the ability, freedom and choice to make those changes. Through conversation and meaningful interactions we can work collaboratively to explore different ways of coping, begin to make life happier and to encourage growth.

I have experience in supporting people with relationship struggles, trauma, anxiety and phobias, depression, shame, chronic illness/pain, eating disorders, bereavement, neglect, abuse, and life changes such as divorce, unemployment, diagnoses and having children.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2019)

Certificate in Counselling Skills (2014)

BA (Hons) 2005

I have worked as a trainee counsellor within the NHS, for a charity and within a higher education setting.

I am a Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Some offer spaces for concessions

Concessionary spaces negotiable

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer some early morning sessions

Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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