Gay Lane

Dunstable, LU6

About me

Entering into counselling can feel daunting and scary, taking that first step of making contact with a counsellor can (for some) be intimidating. However for many, it is the first step to making sense of ones life and life experiences.

I am a Person Centred counsellor located near Dunstable and Luton, Bedfordshire. I have worked with both adults and children for a range of issues including domestic abuse, anxiety, low self esteem to name but a few. As a person centred therapist I respect my clients autonomy whilst working in a safe, empathic and non-judgemental way. Building a therapeutic alliance with my clients enabling them to feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings in a confidential setting.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies, Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Youth Mental First Aid (MHFA).

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

I offer sessions at £40 per 50 minutes. This can be short term or open ended depending on client requirements. £25 per hour for students in training.

Please feel free to call or email me to set up an initial meeting. If you're happy to continue we can set up a second session and progress weekly or monthly if preferred.

Further information

I truly believe we are all the experts on our own lives. So with this ethos in mind, I work alongside my clients, not leading but being led to the thoughts, feelings and issues they wish to explore.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Gay Lane

Gay Lane