Ingrid C Schultz, REG.MBACP(Accred) Counsellor & Couple Counsellor
I am a BACP registered and accredited senior counsellor & psychotherapist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. I work with individuals and couples and support parents of children with mental health problems. I am also a qualified supervisor.
I have recently completed a post qualifying course in couple therapy with Tavistock Relationships! I hugely benefited from this training, developing a more in-depth understanding of the dynamics within couples and how to support couples who wish to work with me more effectively.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I was a social worker within mental health.
For more than 12 years I worked as a GP counsellor within the NHS. I have worked for a number of counselling agencies and ongoing in private practice.
My specialism is in short-term counselling (please look on my website for further information), but I also offer other counselling contracts.
The initial appointment with a new client or a new couple is used as a counselling assessment. This is an in-depth exploration about why the individual or couple is coming now, what they are looking & hoping for from counselling, their present situation and their past history.
Seeking counselling is a brave step, especially if you have no previous experience. But it can be a huge relief to be with a professional person in a confidential space where only you matter.
A qualified and experienced counsellor is trained to listen and sensitively explore personal difficulties, especially when the underlying cause may be emotional. Emotional difficulties can have a very depleting affect on everyday life. They may be experienced mentally, physically or on a feeling level.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in social work & social pedagogy, specialism: mental health (1981)
- Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling) since 1991 Membership no: 00520527
- Diploma in psychodynamic counselling (WPF Counselling, London 1995)
- Specialist training in: Counselling Assessment, Brief dynamic therapy, Working with couples
- Certificate in Supervision, (WPF Counselling, 2006)
- Accredited by BACP 1998-2009. Accreditation status re-instated after a career break.
- Training course in couple therapy, Glos Counselling Service Stroud,(Feb-May 2018)
- Certificate in the study of the Couple Relationships, Tavistock Relationships, (Feb-Oct. 2019)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am very interested in the relationship between mind and body and how sometimes deep emotional trauma finds expression through physical symptoms and physical conditions, which is not to say that I believe that all illnesses are psychosomatic. However, I offer counselling for chronic and long-term health conditions.
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My fee is £45 for a 60 minutes session for individuals.
I charge £60 for an assessment session for couples (90 mins), but £48 for ongoing hourly appointments.
I adhere and I am strongly committed to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice (2018).
I receive regular supervision, I meet with other counsellors and I am committed to ongoing professional development.
My consulting room is on the Bath side of Frome.
From time to time I offer workshops called 'Don't worry-be happy', an introduction to mental well-being and mindfulness, where participants will learn more about anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and health related issues. Participants will also be introduced to basic principles of mindfulness and do some practice in this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to trainee or qualified counsellors either individually or in small groups.