Step1Counselling. Isabel Fulcher Registered MBACP
Welcome to Step1Counselling, a relaxed and confidential counselling space. Looking into counselling can feel like a daunting process, but this is actually a very positive first step towards increased wellbeing. I am an experienced Counsellor, with over 1500 hours of counselling experience, and a Registered Member of the BACP, (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). My experience is extensive, covering a wide range of situations, including issues such as:
- family relationships
- childhood trauma
- work situations
- confidence problems
- in addition to a wide range of challenges that can arise in our day-to-day lives.
It’s important that you find the right Counsellor for you, because when you do, I truly believe that great change and growth is possible.
Through a trusting, therapeutic relationship you can: gain insight and understanding into your situation; clarify your thoughts and feelings; and find a way forward with increased confidence and self-esteem.
Counselling offers you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where you can talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful, or uncomfortable; And whether this is something that’s very much in the present, an on-going situation, or something that happened several years ago, the feelings around that are all equally valid.
Our first session will be a chance for us to meet, for you to let me know what’s brought you to Counselling and to discuss how we would work together. This initial session is at a reduced rate. You are welcome to have a brief chat on the phone prior to this meeting.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per therapeutic hour. (My sessions are a full 60 minutes). First session £35. (This initial session is still a full hour). Your first session is a chance for us to meet, discuss your reasons for coming and what you would like to achieve from counselling. We can then talk about how we might work together. If you decide after the first session that I am not the right person to work with you, there is of course no obligation to continue.
Tuesdays 3.15pm until 8pm.Fridays 9am until 7pm. Saturdays 9am until 6pm.