Heather Niven

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Adults, Children & Young People, Bereaved -Online
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Ascot SL5 & Egham TW20
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You may feel as if you are grappling with anxiety 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 (Accred); where I am duly  bound by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

How I work:

  • Telephone
  • Online
  • WhatsApp

Getting Started

I offer a free 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
  • Charities
  • NHS
  • Law enforcement
  • Education (Schools, FE and HE)

Member organisations

BACP
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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Cultural issues
  • Child related issues
  • Disability
  • Depression
  • Infertility
  • Identity issues
  • Life coaching
  • Personal development
  • Pregnancy related issues
  • Redundancy
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual identity
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues
  • Work related issues

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

Rates:  £55.00 (Concessionary rates are available)

I offer both long- and short-term therapy, according to your needs.

Sessions are for 50- 60 minutes, typically weekly, and we'll work together in private  - Some Saturday appointments are available 

Further information

Types of therapy

  • Grief therapy
  • Creative / play therapy
  • Gestalt
  • Person centred
  • Relational

I work with an  integrative approach, which is has a  core base of being person centred from which I integrate from numerous modalities/ theories suitable approaches to support each individual. 

I work with each clients  circumstances and provide a steady supportive relational approach  to support each clients situation.

Ascot, Berkshire, SL5

Malthouse Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

Online platforms

Zoom
Heather Niven
Heather Niven