Heidi Buckingham MBACP Counselling Service
When things seem so out of our control feeling normal again can seem impossible & we can feel stuck or unable to move on. These are feelings we all experience as life throws up all sorts of unexpected twists & turns that knock us off balance.
The idea of counselling may seem like a daunting process, sharing your most intimate feelings & thoughts with a complete stranger. However sometimes talking through with friends & loved ones isn’t always ideal for various reasons. As a counsellor my aim is to help and support you through these difficult times, encouraging you to explore your emotions, thoughts & feelings. I am someone without bias who can listen to your story and then step into your world and see how it is for you; making sure that you are heard & understood.
I believe as individuals we all hold the ability to realise changes for ourselves if given the right conditions and encouragement. Counselling can help to do this by offering a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space, which allows the potential for full exploration of your own self-development.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working within a private clinical setting seeing clients with various difficulties. I also have experience of working for a charitable organisation providing support for survivors of sexual violence. This included men, women and children. During my time there I also worked with family members of those that had been affected by such traumatic experiences, they are often over looked and also need support.
As a registered member of the BACP, I am committed to working ethically in the best interests of the client and my profession. I am dedicated in continuing my own Professional development by attending workshops & undertaking additional qualifications so that I am able to provide you, the client, with the best possible service.
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
- Diploma in CBT
- Diploma Grief & Bereavement
- Certificate Distress, Suicide & Self Harm
- Certificate CPD for Practice Online
- OU/Bacp training C19OT_1 Badge (How to do Counselling online: a Coronavirus primer')
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
50 Minute sessions £45
Extended sessions & fees on request