Hello, my name is Guy and I am a qualified, practising counsellor and psychotherapist and I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
In my work, I am informed by and draw on Person-Centred and Psychodynamic psychotherapy approaches, as well as having an earlier background in Transactional Analysis and work-place coaching. This enables me to work with you in different ways depending on how you want to lead and set the pace.
There are many reasons you might be seeking talking therapy. It could be that you are ‘stuck’, not able to process or move on from difficult experiences. Maybe you want to change patterns of familiar thoughts, feelings or behaviours. It might be that you are just not sure what it is you want but it is different to what you are experiencing right now. And maybe you just want to be able to talk about it.
My goal is to work towards creating a safe, facilitating environment with you that makes a space to talk through the difficulties and challenges you are experiencing.
I aim to listen and work with you, non-judgementally, to gently explore and seek understanding and meaning, to process old and new feelings and thoughts and to identify and frame patterns and experiences. Whether an open-ended arrangement or for a shorter, fixed-time period, I will work with you in shifting and developing your capacity and ability to hold and integrate your experiences as you move forward.
I would usually meet with you once per week, at the same time and for 50 minutes each session. It might be that we meet in the same physical room or that we meet online via video-calling. At present, I am only offering online counselling.
If we meet, in our first session I can talk more into this introduction and try to answer any questions you may have. In that first session, we would also consider how we might work together.
Whether we work together or not, I would like to thank-you for reading this introduction and I wish you well.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member of BACP
- PG Diploma in Counselling
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
Fees are based on a sliding scale ranging from £35 to £75 per session, dependent on income and affordability. We would discuss this at our first meeting.
I am currently only offering online (video-call) counselling.