Gareth Vaughan

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Dip. Couns, BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
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Stourport-on-Severn DY13 & Kidderminster DY10
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply. They’re either speaking or preparing to speak”

Hello, my name is Gareth, I am an experienced (BACP) British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Accredited Counsellor and have been working in this field for over 10 years. I offer a calm and safe place for clients who are experiencing emotional issues and distress to talk about how they are feeling, and what is causing them concern. I use an integrative approach, which means I see everyone as unique, so the counselling techniques will be tailored to your needs and personal circumstances and will help you feel more resilient and able to manage current and future changes.

I believe counselling should be meaningful, grounded in genuine warmth, positive regard and acceptance. By building these qualities into our confidential therapeutic relationship it will help us to explore the difficulties that you are facing and hopefully, together we can resolve or learn to manage them better.

What I can help with

I offer counselling to people experiencing a wide variety of issues including:-
Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Loss, Cancer treatment, Body changes, Stress, Panic Attacks, Work-related problems, Abuse (psychological, emotional and physical), Bullying, Relationship problems, Childhood issues, LGBTQ+, Trauma, and Confidence.

Bereavement, Loss, and Grief Counselling

I am a specialist in bereavement, loss, and grief- which can feel like or induce issues such as anxiety, depression stress and work problems. Grief is what we feel when somebody we are close to dies. Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no 'normal' or 'right' way to grieve.

Loss and grief can appear in other life events as well

·         A relationship breakdown

·         Death/ loss of a family pet

·         Loss of health / loved one’s health

·         Body changes

·         Losing a job/ home

·         Loss of financial stability

·         A miscarriage/death of a child

·         Loss of friendship

Cancer

Experiencing a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most difficult things to deal with. It can cause a mix of emotions, anxiety, stress and anger levels can heighten. Low mood and depression can be common when dealing with a life-threatening situation. Counselling can help you explore your thoughts and feelings which may be feeling like they have been turned upside down, many people report not wanting to burden family and friends with their fears. Having a safe space to discuss how you feel can help build better-coping strategies to support you during and after your treatment and deal with any mental health issues which may arise.

Length of time together

Our time together will be agreed upon by you, we can discuss your needs as our work exploring and managing your situation progresses. This may be two to eight sessions or a longer period of sessions where we have regular reviews to see where we have progressed and what may still need to be looked at.

Please contact me by email or telephone if you would like an informal chat about counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have gained a BSc (Hons) Degree in Counselling Psychology, a Diploma in Counselling, Certificate in Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Certificate in Clinical Supervision and I am an MBCT Mindfulness teacher.

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a graduate member of the British Psychology Society (BPS).

I have experience in helping people across a diverse range of situations, from helping people to manage difficult life events, such as bereavement or past and present relationships, to working with stress, anxiety, depression and other struggles we may face.

I have worked within an NHS IAPT counselling service focused on counselling people with Depression and Anxiety. I have also worked within a hospice and specialist bereavement service, a specialist NHS cancer team and a University setting.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The above areas give you an idea of the different work I do, please do not worry if you can not see your reason for seeking counselling. Everyone is different and we don't always fit the labels of modern life. If you would like to discuss your needs please contact me via email or telephone.

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Fees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • Health Assured
  • BUPA

Additional information

My fees are:

60-minute Face to Face (In Person) Counselling Session - £55.00

60-minute Video or Telephone Counselling Session - £50.00

The first session will be where we assess what support you need and how we will structure this support together.

I also accept EAP (Employee Assistance Program) referrals.

Cancellations should be made as soon as possible/ 24 hours in advance to avoid a cancellation fee. I will subsequently do my very best to inform you if I should ever need to make a cancellation.

Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer.

When I work

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Appointments are available daytime and evening please contact me to discuss availability.

Further information

At our first appointment, we will discuss what has brought you to counselling, decide what you would like to focus on and talk about the frequency and number of sessions you feel you may need. Throughout our sessions, we can review the work we are doing to ensure it is working for you and you are getting the most out of our time together.

Stourport-on-Severn, DY13

Kidderminster, DY10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My office is on the first floor via a staircase.

Online platforms

Zoom
Microsoft Spaces

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

A supervisor who has supervised both students and qualified counsellors. I am an accredited member of the BACP and hold a level 6 qualification.

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Gareth Vaughan
Gareth Vaughan