Heather Niven MBACP Bereaved Adults, Children & Young People, Online & In Person
You may feel as if you are grappling with confusion and dissatisfaction; feel stuck, lost or unsure what to do. Counselling could help you as it will allow you make sense of what is happening and find hope beyond your current situation. It will give you permission to make effective decisions and choices.
Counselling is an activity in which you choose to engage; therefore, you should not feel forced or pressurised into attending.
If you have been considering therapy, I offer a person authentic environment which is free from criticism or judgement. It's a candid, relaxed atmosphere and will support you to explore any issues you are facing. We can journey unearthing more awareness about how you are leading your life, and in what way the impact your past may be having on your present; and through those concerns how you wish to establish a sense of empowerment and progressive well-being.
I believe that transformation has a lasting impact on the way we lead our lives and that, being recognised for ourselves, is profoundly healing. It will help in gaining an understanding of who we are, resilience to the challenges life inevitably brings.
I recognise that all people, are unique so adopt an Integrative way of work in which I use theories and ideas from different therapeutic models. Each person requires separate support so I always work in a way that is individual to you and the issues you are presenting with.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am bound by their Ethical Framework for The Counselling Professions, BACP registered.
How I work
- Face to face sessions
I offer a free telephone consultation that takes no more than half an hour. This usually gives both of us a chance to find out a bit more before committing to any paid appointments.
If you decide that I am the person you would like to work with we will find a regular weekly time that suits us both.
During the first session I try to find out what your goals and expectations are of therapy. I will regularly review with you, to see how you feel the therapy is progressing.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA HRM (Specialism Change Mgt.)
- Post Grad Dip - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, (FCIPD).
- Post Grad Dip Education - QTLS
Due to an urge to support the welfare of people I initially commenced my career in personnel (HR). This grew into a desire to support not only the welfare but also the education and progress of people, so I advanced my skills into education where my people aspirations transformed into a more therapeutic approach. I have a Level 5 Diploma in Counselling - Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
My counselling qualifications, agency environment and work experience enable me to work long and short term with adults and young people.
I have employment knowledge of a number of a number environments which include:
- Local authorities
- Law enforcement
- Education (Schools, FE and HE)
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
What I can help with
- ADD / ADHD
- Anger management
- Bereavement and loss
- Cultural issues
- Child related issues
- Identity issues
- Life coaching
- Personal development
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexual identity
- Women's issues
- Work related issues
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Rates: £50.00 (Concessionary rates are available)
I offer both long- and short-term therapy, according to your needs.
Sessions are for 50 minutes, typically weekly, and we'll work together in private - Saturday appointments are available
Types of therapy
- Grief therapy
- Creative therapy
- Person centred
- Play therapy