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Howlite Therapy | BA HONS | Dip. Couns | MBACP

About me

I offer clients a calm atmosphere in which they can begin to understand, cope with and heal from incidents such as trauma, grief, PTSD, anxiety and depression. The objective of the therapeutic process is to bring to the forefront one's inner strength and slowly rebuild self.

My person centred approach is simple and effective, I have a passion for helping others which comes from a motivation of wanting to learn and share in mutually respectful relationships. I use active listening to seek a deep understanding of my client's perspective, feelings and emotions. This allows me to accompany you and work with you to identify and manage the changes you want to make in your life. In time and with the openness gained by the client/counsellor relationship you can reveal new perspectives, self-awareness and self-healing.

If you'd like to know more about how I can support you and my approach to counselling please visit my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
  • B.A. Honours in the History of Art & Design with Communication Media Practice
  • Anxiety UK therapist training
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Children & Young People training
  • Mediation Awareness training
  • Conflict Intervention and Building Good Relations training
  • Art Therapy Foundation Training
  • Counsellor for Victims of Image Crime (VOIC)
  • Anxiety UK approved therapist

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

  • image based exploitation
  • student counselling

Therapies offered

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Fees

From £15.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • 30 minute consultation - free
  • Student - £15/£20 (up to undergraduate level)
  • Un-waged - £20/£25
  • Waged - £35/£40
  • Prices subject to change (April 2023)

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Further information

I offer a free 30 minute consultation where I establish your contact details, presenting issues and availability. If you decide to move forward and go ahead with counselling sessions we can book your first session. Your first session will be a chance for us to discuss the counselling agreement, boundaries, your presenting issues in more detail and begin to shape outcomes you may have in mind.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M16

Type of session

Online
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Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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