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MBACP Accred - Psychotherapeutic Counsellor & Supervisor

About me

Few things in life are certain and that in itself can be daunting - particularly when you're having, or have had, a challenging time. Fortunately, change is certain and often therapy can act as a catalyst for positive change.

My core interests are: self esteem/confidence and relationships. Who we are, and what we do, not only defines us to others but also to ourselves. Relationships either make the world a happier place, or not.

What kind of counselling and psychotherapy methods do I offer?
For over 12 years, I have been offering clients face-to-face sessions and SKYPE; Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime or telephone counselling sessions (nationally and internationally). Currently, I offer in-person or online counselling sessions and offer a combination of both by agreement to suit client requirements.

Do you feel that you could benefit from a confidential, non-judgemental, space to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings? Are you having relationship problems; do you want to get in or out of a relationship; or just feel 'stuck'? Is your loss too much to bare and you can't see a way forward? Or, do you feel that low self-esteem or lack of confidence is holding you back?

We are all unique, as are our relationships. On that basis, I endeavour to provide bespoke counselling and psychotherapy, for individuals and couples in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. I also offer clinical supervision to qualified and trainee therapists or those working in caring professions. I am an Integrative-Relational Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with over 10 years experience of working as a therapist and/or as a senior clinician with clients in public and private sector settings, including: EAPs; Motor Insurance; the NHS and Private Medical Insurance

I offer short, or long-term, face-to-face counselling for individuals and couples -  in the New Haw/West Byfleet/Woodham area, Surrey.  Online sessions are clearly accessible to all, regardless of location.

For more information visit: www.irenabiedkacounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Psychosexual Studies, Tavistock Relationships, 2019

Post Graduate Diploma in Couples Counselling, Relational Change, 2017

Certificate in the Principles of the Theory and Practice in Supervision, 2016

NLP Foundation, 2012


BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, 2011


BA Honours Degree (2.1) Integrative-Relational Counselling, Middlesex University/Kingston College, 2010


Telephone Counselling Training, 2010

FdA Integrative-Relational Counselling, 2008

Bereavement Counselling Skills, 2008

Intermediate Certificate in Integrative Counselling Skills, 2006

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKRCP

United Kingdom Register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists (UKRCP) (UKRCP)

The UKRCP is a voluntary register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists held by BACP. A condition of registration is accreditation with either BACP, COSCA, UKAHPP or FDAP.

Registered practitioners are entitled to be known as a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor / Psychotherapist.

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

  • Identity problems
  • Intimacy
  • Psychosexual
  • Skin conditions
  • Sleep related issues

Fees

From £60.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual counselling - £60 & £65 after 6pm - Duration: 50 mins

Couples counselling - £75 & £80 after 6pm - Duration: 50-60 mins

Reduced rate sessions for keyworkers, counselling students and those on low income (subject to availability)

Further information

Intermediate knowledge of Polish

New Haw, Surrey, KT15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Some knowledge of Polish

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

My supervising style is based around support and challenge, whilst offering a warm and open working relationship.

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