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About me

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor, offering counselling to adults and young people (15-18 yrs) in Weston-Super-Mare, and from the surrounding area. My consulting rooms in Weston, are large enough to accommodate social distancing measures.

I offer a non-judgmental space to enable you to talk about whatever is making your life difficult.

Getting Started

If you are feeling “stuck”, unable to make sense of something, it can seem overwhelming; talking together can enable you to move out of that position. Whether you are living with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, OCD, PTSD, combat stress, struggling with decision making, bereavement or loss in all its many forms; talking with a trained counsellor can be beneficial for you and those closest to you.

My Offer

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor, I work psychodynamically, meaning I offer you a space to explore your problems in a way that refers to your past, thinking about potential conflicts or issues that are relevant to your life as it is now.

I will work with all forms of difference sensitively in the room.

I offer weekly counselling to adults in Weston-Super-Mare.

I have a small practice for young people aged between 15-18. My Post Graduate training with the Bristol Bridge Foundation has qualified me to work effectively with children and young people using psychodynamic counselling skills.

As with adults I offer an Introductory session for the young person to get a taste of how I work, and it provides an opportunity for me to see whether counselling is suitable for them or whether I need to direct them towards a different mental health service.

Should the work continue, I offer young people 12 weeks of weekly counselling. If the young person requires more long term work we can have a conversation about extending.
Confidentially and boundaries are clearly explained and agreed with the young person and carer/ parent before the therapy begins.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Approaches to Counselling Children and Young People (Bristol Bridge Foundation)

Masters in Psychology in Education (University of Bristol)

BSc (Hons) degree in Behavioural Sciences.

I am an accredited member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I have an enhanced Government Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) Certificate.

I observe the standards set out in the BACP Ethical framework, and the BPC Ethical guidelines.

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 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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

Appointments are 50 minutes

Introductory session is £25, standard sessions are £45.

A concession rate is available for Forces Personnel of £40.

Availability

My Easter break is the 5/4/21-15/4/21

Further information

Due to Covid-19; working face to face requires clients to adhere to guidelines issued to them before arrival.

Cowan House
21 Ellenborough Park North
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1XQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Georgina Ford MEd, Dip.Couns MBACP, BPC (accred)

Georgina Ford MEd, Dip.Couns MBACP, BPC (accred)