Isaac Cumber

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MBACP, MSc, PgDip
Available for new clients
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Reading RG2 & Stoke-On-Trent ST1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a BACP-registered Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with an MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am also Accredited by the National Counselling Society. My experience includes practising within the NHS and a leading mental health Charity, supporting people with a wide variety of presenting issues. These include anxiety, depression, relationship-related issues, attachment issues, childhood trauma, sexual and/or physical abuse, bereavement, domestic violence, and low self-esteem.

If you are at a difficult point in your life, it can help to talk to somebody. You may be feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or even confused about your feelings and talking to a therapist can help you work through these difficult emotions.

As an integrative therapist with a person-centred background, I am passionate about helping you overcome whatever challenges you are facing and will provide you with a safe, non-judgemental, and therapeutic space for transformative healing.  

Having worked with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds and identities, I believe that each individual is an expert of their own life, having been shaped by their experiences, worldviews, culture, religious beliefs, ethnicity, gender, and sexual differences. By offering a safe and confidential space for you to explore whatever you are feeling or experiencing, I will try to understand you from your own perspective as you are totally unique. I will then use a range of different therapeutic models, to tailor therapy to suit your individual needs. My style of working is to be very empathic, and focussed on self-forgiveness and self-care. 

I currently offer therapy via video online, or on the telephone. Get in touch to arrange a free 15 minute consultation, to see how I can help you best.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Master of Science Psychotherapeutic Counselling – Staffordshire University 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling– Staffordshire University 
  • Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling – Varndean College
  • Certificate - Safeguarding Adults Level Three
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health.
  • Digital Therapy course - How to work safely and effectively online.
  • Introduction to Trauma course
  • Suicide Prevention Training Course
  • LGBTQ+ Community Inclusivity with Mental Health workshop

I work as a non-IAPT counsellor for a leading charity and the NHS supporting clients with a variety of presenting issues. Additionally, I worked for an NHS counselling service, supporting staffs with a wide variety of personal and work-related problems. I also have experience mentoring young people who were experiencing difficulties in schools.

I am a BACP registered psychotherapist, working towards accreditation. I work to the BACP ethical code and regularly undertake training to ensure my skills and knowledge are up to date. I also attend regular supervision which allows me to work with clients effectively and safely.

I have experience working face-to-face with clients as well as online via video and telephone.

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

£50 per 50-minute session via Zoom or telephone. Couples Session Fee is £75 per session.

I offer a 15 minute 'Ice Breaker' free of charge, this is for us to have a chat and see how you feel about going ahead with counselling.

For clients engaging in longer-term work and ongoing psychotherapy, there is the option to pay in advance for block bookings of 10 sessions with a 10% discount.

Concessions:

I believe that therapy should be accessible to everyone. With this in mind, I offer a limited number of sessions at the reduced rate of £35 to counselling students, students on a full-time course and those in receipt of benefits. Please be prepared to provide documentation as evidence of circumstances.

When I work

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I work Monday to Friday, with appointments until 9pm. I am also able to work weekends but this will need to be negotiated. Please text or email me to enquire.

Further information

I work in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework, undertake regular supervision and am fully insured and DBS checked.

Reading, Berkshire, RG2

Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Google Meet
Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Isaac Cumber
Isaac Cumber