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Regd MBACP; MCNS Accred; Ad.Prof.Dip.CP

About me

Counselling can enable people to recognise changes they can make to improve their life and/or relationships.  These changes might be big or small, but they can have a significant impact on your self-esteem and your quality of life.  Changes can enable you to interact with partners, friends or family with a new understanding, improving communication, relationships and wellbeing.

I am a qualified Integrative counsellor for individuals or couples, offering you a supportive and non-judgemental environment.  I will work together with you in a calm and sensitive manner, taking time and space to explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing a deeper understanding and a clearer sense of perspective of problems you may be experiencing.  It can be very helpful to talk to someone who is uninvolved with your personal life.

You might be experiencing family or relationship problems; bereavement; stress or anxiety; loss; depression; childhood issues; low self-esteem; you might be seeking clarity for personal growth; or many other issues.

I do not aim to offer advice.  I will work together with you to help you to re-evaluate and discover the best way for you to make changes which can improve your life and relationships.

I am experienced in working with couples, and with individuals. I work from home in a confidential and relaxing environment in Great Dunmow

The Integrative method of counselling allows me to draw on different models to find the best method of working with you as an individual, tailored to suit your needs.

Our initial meeting to discuss your requirements does not commit you to further sessions unless you wish to proceed.  If you wish to continue sessions we will arrange a regular time, usually weekly, to suit us both.

Sessions are 50 minutes in duration.  I offer short term or open ended counselling.

I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.  I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and bound by its ethical guidelines for good practice. I am an Applied EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner.   I am fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Ad.Prof Dip.CP) accredited by the National Counselling Society and the Royal College of Nursing.

Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Dip. CP) accredited by the National Counselling Society and the Royal College of Nursing.

Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Dip.Hyp. CS) accredited by the National Hypnotherapy Society and the Royal College of Nursing.

I am experienced in working with anxiety; relationship issues; couples counselling; stress; low self-esteem; loss; depression; bereavement; and many other life events.

I am an Applied EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner.

Couple Dynamics.

I also work as a Volunteer Bereavement Counsellor in a Hospice environment.

 

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.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

Fees

Additional information

Daytime:        £40 per session for individuals: £55 for couples.
After 6:00pm: £45 for individuals; £60 for couples.

At least 24 hours' notice of cancellation is required or full fee may be payable.

When I work

I am available weekdays and some evenings.

Janet Hamilton is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I work from home in a confidential setting. Free parking is available immediately outside. There are a few steps to the counselling room; if this is difficult for you please contact me so that we can make alternative arrangements.