Gabriela Macauley

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MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Bournemouth BH9 & Borehamwood WD6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome, I am a humanistic integrative counsellor offering trauma informed therapy for adults experiencing Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, PTSD or who want to unburden from the weights of daily life.   Appointments Mon-Sun / 7am-10pm / 60mins - £50 / free 15min intro conversation available.  I welcome you to browse around my website www.actioncounsellingtherapy.co.uk

Are you... Struggling with an overwhelmed or traumatised mind; Stuck and not sure what to do next; Or you just want to talk to someone and unburden yourself? As a humanistic integrative counsellor, I will help you explore what is going on in your life, figure out what changes are possible, and together determine a way forward that works for you.

I have specialist training for managing C-/PTSD, phobias, stress, anxiety, depression (The Rewind Technique and Guided Imagery & Visualisation).

Flexible appointments available for individual adults (18+).

Please note: I work Online and by Telephone only.

Training, qualifications & experience

Memberships:  BACP Member 395727  |  ACTO Member  1374

Qualifications:

CPCAB 
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
(Redlands Counselling & Training, Bournemouth)

Counselling Tutor 
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Human Givens
 - The Rewind Technique: Working Effectively with Trauma (PTSD) and Phobias
- Guided Imagery and Visualisation for Therapeutic Change

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The Rewind Technique (Human Givens)

Guided Imagery & Visualisation

Fees

£50.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£25 for up to 30 minutes

£50 for up to 60 minutes

£75 for up to 90 minutes

Fees are payable 24 hours in advance to secure the session.

I offer a free 15-minute introductory conversation to answer any questions and help decide if we are a good fit for each other.

Please note: I work Online and by Telephone only.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Appointments available:

7am-10pm | Monday-Sunday

I work Online and by Telephone only.

Further information

My approach

My emphasis is on the whole person and the uniqueness of each individual.  I believe that everyone is able to self-determine the path their life takes and has the strength and resources (or can create them) to achieve their desired outcomes.

Being an integrative counsellor means that I take into account your circumstances and you as an individual, and integrate different therapeutic approaches as needed.

Flexibility

I firmly believe in personal choice and I offer a flexible approach so you can choose how many sessions you attend at any time.

Some clients like to have weekly appointments when they first start, often finding that an initial block of four to eight weeks works well to address their most immediate issues or concerns. 

Many clients then return in the future, either for ad hoc sessions or another block of appointments.

Prior to first counselling session

You will be asked to agree to my contract before our first counselling session and I will invite you to complete a brief Pre-Appointment Questionnaire.  Both documents can be viewed in FAQs on my website.

To secure an appointment, full payment by bank transfer is required no later than 24 hours in advance of an appointment. I only accept private paying clients. 

Please note: I work Online and by Telephone only.

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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I work Online and by Telephone only

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Gabriela Macauley
Gabriela Macauley