George Bird Reg.BACP, Dip.Couns.
Life’s rich tapestry can be challenging at times. You might be feeling lost, low, or confused. If this rings true for you I may be able to help.
I offer a safe space, full of warmth and understanding. Together we can explore your inner world, and think about how the challenges you are facing are impacting you. We’ll work to help you tackle whatever life throws at you and move towards what it is you want to achieve.
I work in a directive and non-judgmental way and I have deep compassion for my clients. I believe that everyone has the capacity to fulfil their potential, to feel they are living life to the full and to find inner contentment. I am fully committed to helping you find yours.
I have struggled with anxiety for several years, but it came to a point where it was impacting every aspect of my life and making it difficult to function. I sought help from George and felt immediately understood. He helped me put words on what I was feeling and taught me concrete strategies to deal with my spiralling thoughts. Over the course of several months, I went from being completely subdued by my own feelings to being in control of my own journey. The sessions with George have helped me make tremendous changes in my life such as quitting a horrible job and starting my own business. I would never have had the courage and determination to do this without George's patience. Celine, Nov, 2018
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor with a degree in Humanistic Integrative counselling. I am BACP registered and bound by confidentiality.
My most recent Placement was at the mental health charity, Mind, providing support to clients with a wide range of issues. I also have experience working within an IAPT service, with clients on both short and longer-term basis.
Acknowledging that something doesn’t feel right can be difficult, and asking for help can be even more daunting. If you are reading these words, then you’ve made a brave start.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with