Geraldine Painter MBACP (Accred)
I offer counselling to individuals, providing a confidential and safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. My aim is to work together with you to understand you and your experiences, and how these may have contributed to your life, or thrown up difficulties and challenges for you. This in turn may help may help to provide a new perspective for the future.
My therapeutic style is integrative, thus I draw from a number of theoretical approaches so that I may work with what best suits you, and I strongly believe that the relationship that develops between counsellor and client is key. I offer my clients a warm, supportive, non-judgemental relationship through which they may hopefully gain a deeper insight into themselves and their issues, and therefore see opportunity for change.
Personal and professional development are important aspects of my work as a counsellor and ongoing training is a key part of this development. I worked as a volunteer at two counselling agencies in the Cotswolds throughout my training and continue to do so post-qualifying as well as working in my own private practice, this has enabled me to work with clients with varying backgrounds and a broad range of issues.
I am experienced in working with young people and adults on a one to one basis.
I am an accredited, registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and thus abide by their ethics and standards.
My practice is based in North Wiltshire, easily reached from Bath, Swindon, Malmesbury, Chippenham, Tetbury and Cirencester.
Depending on individual need, I offer both short and long term counselling, and have a limited number of low-cost places available.
Please feel free to contact me with any further questions, I would be very happy to hear from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Sociology & Psychology)
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from BCPC
Accredited Member of BACP
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please feel free to call or email me to discuss your individual circumstances.
Depending on individual need, I offer both short and long term counselling.
My usual rate per daytime session (50 minutes) is £45, and evening sessions are £50, however I do have a limited number of low cost places available, and I would be happy to discuss this with you. I do not charge for the initial session.
I work from a quiet, discreet village location convenient to Chippenham, Malmesbury, Tetbury and Swindon . There is plenty of parking on site.
When face to face work is not possible I offer online counselling sessions, please call or email me, I'd be happy to discuss.