Ingrid Bresnahan Dip Couns Registered MBACP (Accred) & Supervisor
Thank you for looking at my page. My name is Ingrid, I am a BACP accredited counsellor offering sessions for issues including depression, anxiety, family & relationship difficulties, addictions and work issues. We are facing unprecedented times within our society and this can add to additional anxieties and feelings of uncertainty. I am able to offer one off sessions at the moment to help talk these through and offer strategies to help during this difficulty time.
My Experience and Background
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with additional training in systemic practice and also hold a supervision qualification. I currently offer sessions on the phone and via the internet. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework ensuring that you will get a professional service to meet your individual needs.
I have over 25 years experience working alongside families and their children in various capacities. I also work for a Wellbeing charity as an Operations Manager/Senior Practitioner during the week. I have extensive knowledge of family, individual and childhood difficulties, helping me to understand the problems people can encounter, along with multiple years working daily within mental health and well-being agencies.
I have volunteered in a drug & alcohol agency counselling individuals through addiction recovery and their families.
What do I offer?
I offer day time Monday & evening sessions in a comfortable private room, with free on street parking and close to local bus and train services.
My sessions are confidential and non-judgemental, providing a space where we can work together to explore therapeutic support to meet your individual needs. Helping you to think, talk through your situation and gain a better understanding of your feelings while processing your thoughts on a journey to change and self awareness.
I offer an initial first appointment to enable us to meet and explore what you want from your sessions, ask any questions you may have and look at the different types of therapy available.
I understand that making the decision to seek help may be tough which is why this session together is important to help you feel reassured and is not a commitment to further sessions if you chose. Should you decide to continue then I would normally recommend a minimum of 6 sessions with a review at week 5, these are usually weekly but this can be explored when we meet. Family and couple work is usually less regular after the first few sessions.
Please call me for further information.
"The world can only change from within" and you can start to make that change happen.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
Completed and Passed Supervision Training Course with Westmeria College
Intermediate Level - Contextualising Change - South West London & St. George's Mental Health Trust with The Association for Family Therapy at Springfield University Hospital / Prudence Skynner Family & Couples Therapy Clinic
Family Therapy Foundation Certificate in Systemic Application and Skills - accredited by Institute of Family Therapy & South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust
Centre of Excellence Online - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (BACP)
NCFE Award in Helping Skills
NCFE Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust - Understanding Peri-Natal Mental Health
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust - Predicting Postnatal Depression
LSCB - Working with Sexual Abuse
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust - Caring for People with Mental Health Problems
Relationship Support - An Early Intervention : One Plus One
Personal Development is important and I am always reading and learning about new skills and theories to support my work with a particular interest in early attachment and the impact this can have in our later relationships into adulthood.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently offering reduced rates for one off sessions due to the possible impact of COVID-19 - please contact me to discuss this if you think this will be helpful
from £45.00 for 50 minutes (individual session)
from £55.00 for 1 hour (couples)
Concessionary rates may be available on request and I am happy to take enquiries
Please email or call for further information.
Concessions offered for
Sessions available Monday daytime/evenings and Tuesday - Thursday evenings. Please leave a voice message or text/email if I am not free to talk so I can get back to you. Thank you.
I provide sessions to fit in with busy lifestyles, offering appointments in the evenings, based close to Bexleyheath & Barnehurst train stations with access to local public transport.