Irene Bell M.A Counselling; MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. For the past 20 years I have been a counsellor in private practice with over 24 years experience in a counselling setting, which was initially gained while working as a community nursing sister for the National Health Service.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to the BACP code of ethics.
I provide a safe confidential service for individuals, couples and groups.
I see clients for long and short term therapeutic intervention working with a wide range of issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Coursework supervision (2005)
- Masters Degree in Guidance & Counselling (1995 - 96) Durham University
- Diploma in Bereavement Counselling (1995)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills in work setting (1994)
- Certificate in Nursing Counselling skills (1993)
- RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills - the development of learning (1992)
- Training in Transactional Analysis (1989 - 1991)
- Certificate in Community Nursing (1987)
- Registered General Nurse Certificate RGN (1985)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Health Related Issues
£40 per session
£50 per session for couples
£40 per hour for supervision
Reduced fees for anyone on low income