(MBACP) Working to support Adults & young people.
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Hi my name is Hayley
I have gained specialist training skills to support adults and children that may be suffering from anxiety & depression, having an impact on their day-to-day life.
Symptoms can be brought on with the loss of a loved one, poor relationships, work, and family issues.
I am able to offer person-centered therapy as well as LICBT (Low Intense Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) using tools that are evidence-based and proven to work.
I am able to use tools to support day 2 days stresses that may be linked with ongoing worries, symptoms of low mood that may involve a lack of motivation and low self worth.
I am able to educate the client about anxiety and physical feelings that they may experience for example palpitations sweaty palms and feeling sick.
If you feel stuck and unable to move forward with a particular difficulty, and do not know what you want, but simply feel you need to talk things through with someone, or If you are experiencing thoughts of taking your own life or using self-harm to deal with experiences that have had an impacted on your life this can be extremely difficult and I am able to offer support that may involve sound advice regarding local services so you receive the best outcome towards your recovery.
Whatever the circumstances I provide a caring and productive service gaining trust and a therapeutic relationship in which you will feel emotionally supported while you explore whatever issues you want to bring to your sessions.
I am able to offer support either in the comfort of your own home, workplace, via telephone, video call or walk and talk this option can be useful when working with certain phobias.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully insured and a registered member of the BACP (British Association Of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
20yrs ongoing experience working within the NHS
PG Certificate Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.
Diploma in person-centered Counselling.
CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Service) 8 yrs service from 2013-2021
Degree in children's Mental Health & Social Care.
Enhanced DBS for working with Children
level 3 Safeguarding Children young People & Adults.
Incredible Years Parenting Programme.
(ASIST) Applied Suicide Intervention Training
Mental Health First Aid certificate
Smoking Cessation Advisor
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£35.00 per session
Initial telephone consultation; Free.
This usually takes about 15-20 minutes and is where you can ask any questions regarding our potential sessions
price of £35 per 50 minutes.
You are not tied into any set amount of sessions, you can have as many or as few as you need/want.
All fees are paid by bank transfer or cash at the beginning of the session.
If four sessions are booked and paid for upfront this is reduced to £30 per session
When I work
Monday - Friday 17..30 - 21.00
Bank Holidays 10.00- 17.00
Saturday -Sunday 10.00 - 12.00
What is Counselling? Counselling is a talking therapy offered on a confidential, one to one basis, within the boundary of a contract, agreed by client and counsellor, with no judgement.
What is a counselling contract? Our counselling contract will set out the boundaries of how we will work, covering things such as; • Confidentiality, • How I store your information, so I am GDPR compliant • The length and frequency of our sessions, • The price of our sessions, • How to cancel and what happens if you cancel, • Complaints We talk through this contract together and you are able to add things to it if you so wish.
What is the BACP? The BACP stands for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The BACP is a professional association for counsellors and psychotherapists. They work to ensure clients are protected and can receive safe, ethical counselling from appropriately qualified counsellors. www.bacp.co.uk
How do I know you work safely? As a registered counsellor I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice and their professional conduct procedure. This code of ethics has been put in place to ensure I am working safely, it can be viewed on the BACP website at www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework
How long is a session? 50 minutes to an hour
What happens in the initial telephone conversation? We have a talk about what brought you to counselling and what you want. I will explain how I work and what I can offer. We will discuss if you want to work with me, confidentiality, dates and times for our sessions, how your information is stored and any concerns/questions you may have.
Do you tell my GP what we talk about? The content of our sessions is confidential. There are some exceptions to this, such as if your or someone else's life is at serious risk, there is criminal activity or a safeguarding risk. I will discuss these exceptions further at our initial meeting and you can ask any questions about it at any point. Any other information will not be passed on without your consent. All your personal information is stored securely according to GDPR (2018) regulations).
What happens if I need to cancel or miss an appointment? If you are unable to attend a session please try to give at least 48 hours’ notice, I will endeavour to do the same.
What if I have Support from another service? I can still work with you if you are receiving support from another service and we would need to discuss your needs at the initial consultation. If you are receiving care from the mental health team I may need permission from you to communicate with them (though I will not be discussing the exact content of our sessions).
What do I do if I have a complaint? If you are not happy with the service you have received you may wish to make a complaint, but hopefully we could discuss this in the first instance. Formal complaints can be submitted to the BACP.(www.BACP.co.uk). The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) has more information and information sheets on things such as how to get the best from your therapist and what to therapists mean by professional boundaries
If you have any more questions or wish to discuss your needs please feel free to contact me for an informal chat.