Life changes! Understanding the next step or how to proceed, initially can be one of the most difficult. Not knowing where to turn, what to do or even if tomorrow is going to happen! And if it does, how am I going to cope?
At Being Yew, I offer a confidential space where you can speak openly, knowing that you are heard and understood for what you are experiencing. Together, you can choose how you respond and enable yourself.
As a humanistic therapist, I believe you have the skills and abilities to resolve what is causing your distress. Though at this point you may be unsure how to access what this means for you. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment where this can happen.
I offer a free, fifteen initial telephone contact where we can discuss what's needed and if, we are right for each other.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and registered counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, with an Additional Diploma in Psycho-therapeutic Counselling and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Supporting this, is a post graduate certificate in Coaching and Mentoring. I've been working as a counsellor for 6 years and within coaching and mentoring for over fifteen years, both in educational settings and as a counsellor with a Staff Counselling and Support Service within the NHS, national Mental Health charity, police force and private practice.
My working life includes lecturing, community awareness and challenges that face young people and adults. Alongside this, I am a Usui Reiki practitioner.
I also have a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and am trained in Creative Expression in Person-Centred therapy, which I offer as an approach to clients. Creativity offers a different way of exploring what is troubling you and not about creating the perfect painting. Before you say, 'but I'm not an artist', working this way provides a way of speaking when words are difficult to find or say. It is possible to use clay, paint, natural items, pens and pencils. The choice is yours.
Bereavement training with Cruse.
Since moving my practice on line and by phone, I have completed 80 hours of Online and telephone training, alongside a further 12 hours, specifically about working creatively online so that I can continue to offer that as part of my practice, if wanted.
Group therapy, using my prior experience and skills, I have added further professional development in 2020 with Sarah Dosanjh.
Outdoor and ecotherapy
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
A personal therapy session lasts 50 minutes. Each session is £40. A reduced rate for individuals is possible, depending on circumstances. Please ask for further detail.
This is payable prior to the session, via Bacs or in cash at face to face.
Cancellations of less than 24 hours notice incur full cost of the session.
Concessions offered for
Face to face - Wheelchair accessible and parking is available.
Location close access to M54, via junction 7 and easily accessible by public transport.
Online is available via Zoom. If you are unsure about anything re the technology, I offer support to access it and explain how the sessions are arranged over the internet.
Telephone is via the number you provide and we discuss prior to beginning the first session what will happen if we lose signal. This way you know what to expect and reassured of returned contact.
Outdoor walk and talk. As several venues are offered, we agree a suitable location to meet your needs and access.