Juan Michael Gonzalez MBACP Reg.
In this unsettling time, provoked by the COVID-19 crisis, I am offering reduced rate telephone/online sessions. Although it's not the same as coming in person, telephone and online sessions can be just as meaningful, supportive and important.
Regardless of how you and I meet, counselling is a confidential space where you can bring yourself and be seen and heard, just as you are. In sessions, you can begin to share your story and what brings you. You can expect to be met by a careful and sensitive listener. Depending on your needs, hopes and goals for sessions, we might agree a number of sessions or work ongoing. At times, we might work with your feelings and body sensations that arise. At other times, we might think practically about your situation. Or, we might notice what occurs between us, or what occurred in your past. These invitations to reflect and notice, may be guides to discover what is helpful for you. In the current world context (impacting all of us), I hope at the very least sessions may be a supportive source of contact and connection.
I have experience working with a range of life challenges: addictions and compulsions, eating distress and body concerns; loss, sadness, anxiety and panic; burnout and breakdown; self-harm and suicidal thoughts; intersections of culture, race, disability, gender, sexuality, and relationship diversity; abuse, inter-generational and ancestral trauma.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified as an Integrative Transpersonal Counsellor with a Diploma from Re-Vision, a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited training. I am a registered member of the BACP and follow their ethical framework.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Addictions, obsessions and compulsions
- Eating distress and body concerns
- Loss, depression, sadness, anxiety and panic
- Stress, burnout and breakdown
- Abuse, violation and trauma
- Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
- Intersections of culture, race, disability, gender, sexuality, and relationship diversity
- Spiritual crisis, dying and death
- Inter-generational and ancestral trauma
An initial session is £45 and lasts 50 minutes. The ongoing fee can be discussed and agreed.