John Bampfield MBACP (accred.) Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Hello, what very unusual times we're living in.
Owing to the risks associated with this nasty Coronavirus, I've decided to offer telephone counselling and on line counselling only until we know that close personal contact carries much less risk again.
You might prefer usually, as I do, to talk with someone face to face, but I think that this unusual situation calls for less usual measures.
If counselling feels unsatisfactory to you by phone or on screen after fifteen minutes, I would ask that you say so, and we'll end the session there and you won't be charged.
People are already struggling with the amount of media coverage which is almost impossible to escape, and levels of anxiety are rising. And I know that other difficult issues continue regardless.
If you need to talk....please 'phone or e.mail me :
Tel. 01637 830743
Training, qualifications & experience
Accreditation with The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) November 2001
Certificate in Counselling (University of Exeter) October 2000
Counselling Skills in The Development of Learning June 1992
Dip.CYW . Higher Education Diploma in Community and Youth Work:
Cert. Ed.(F.E.) Higher Education Certificate in Further Education
Private practice: Counsellor and psychotherapist ....over 20 years
Substance misuse therapist and counsellor .... 11 years
Employee assistance counsellor ..... 5 years
Schools' pastoral services supervisor ..... 5 years
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.
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
Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
A natural process to help alleviate emotional pain and nurture psychological health and personal development for life.
TELEPHONE COUNSELLING £30.00 per call ( 50minutes) 01637 830 743
On Line Counselling £35.00 per 60 minute session
Payments via PayPal
Due to the Coronavirus situation telephone counselling and on line counselling are available only.
This is to safeguard you and your family as well as me and mine and to help reduce the rate of contamination.
You may be able to access free counselling through your doctor, though there might be a waiting list for this. It's worth asking.
If you're feeling desperate, for whatever reason, you might consider talking with your doctor anyway, particularly if you have one that you feel comfortable talking with.
There are some agencies who offer low priced counselling in special circumstances, so check out the Internet if you're able to, or ask at your local library or Citizens'Advice Centre.
If you don't feel desperate, I suggest that you don't wait until you are!
You are not alone in feeling how you do, otherwise, there would be no counsellors advertising on this web site.
Emotional distress and suffering are more common than most people would ever believe them to be. Most of us experience symptoms at some time in our lives. Asking for help takes courage owing to the lack of awareness about counselling within the general community , in spite of the ever increasing number of qualified counsellors, and our reluctance to admit that we ever need help.