Heather Murray MBACP (Accred.)
Talk in confidence, without being judged, with someone who is trained to help. Online, by phone or in person; sitting comfortably in a light and airy consulting room or in the private garden, or walking together on nearby Buckland Hill.
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, or major life changes? I offer counselling and psychotherapy from my base here in the Brecon Beacons. We can work together to support you on your journey towards emotional wellbeing and self-discovery.
Just send me an email and we will arrange an initial phone call or online session to discuss what you need and agree our terms for working together. Then we arrange for regular sessions. We can work together to help you understand feelings, safely explore past experiences or current issues and think about what you want in the future.
Listening with attention.
If you are looking for quality individual therapy sessions with a caring, certified psychotherapist, then you’ve come to the right place. We work together, setting achievable goals.
This may be a solution-focused counselling intervention. I am also a trained EMDR therapist and this approach is helpful to overcome trauma. I use mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to affect change in experiences of depression and anxiety.
Some people do not have words or prefer not to use words to communicate. I am a state registered music therapist and we can use this powerful non-verbal means of communication to achieve your aims. I have beautiful, accessible instruments to hand and songwriting is another expressive medium we can explore.
Moving with compassion.
Sessions may take place sitting comfortably indoors, or outdoors in the tranquillity of the garden. We may talk together as we walk around nearby Buckland Hill. We may also move into yoga-based interventions for a holistic approach that includes body therapy.
Learning to feel grounded in our bodies helps us to feel more resilient and relaxed. People find this approach both beneficial and inspirational.
Our first session is an opportunity to find out what you want to be different in your life so that we can set clear goals to work towards. It is also an opportunity to get to know each other a little and see if we are a good fit that can work together.
We establish ground rules, boundaries and negotiate our contract.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a Therapist in the NHS for 20 years. I am trained in EMDR therapy for treating trauma and use a compassion and mindfulness-based approach throughout. I am an accredited member of the BACP, registered with the HCPC as a Music Therapist, BAMBA as a Mindfulness Teacher and Supervisor and a Yoga Teacher certified with the British Wheel of Yoga.
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
I offer an initial 30-minute consultation for £30.
Fees are currently £50 per hourly session.
Clinical supervision, consultation, training, group work, workshops and arts facilitation are also offered.
Further information available on my website.