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MSc. MBACP Registered Counsellor

About me

Hello, I’m Judith, an experienced & qualified  Counsellor and a Registered Nurse. My mission here is to offer you a safe and confidential space in which we can explore together what brings you to Counselling.

I have experience of working in the NHS as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, in 2010 I gained an MSc in Counselling Psychology. My experience as a Counsellor began in 2008 where I spent eight years working in a NHS Staff Support Service, then in 2016 I made the decision to move into Private Practice; Time Counselling Practice began.

Why Counselling

My decision to train as a Counsellor was driven by my nursing background. Working as a Registered Nurse in a busy NHS organisation. I noticed how there was a need to understand the relationship between how we view our health and how that is linked with our sense of who we are.  Additionally, I have first hand experience of working in a large organisation and understand the stresses and the pressures that can bring to the staff across the workplace. It seemed a natural progression for me to embark on my Counsellor training in a mission to be able to help others gain their own ‘life toolbox’, to feel more able and equipped to embrace life’s challenges and questions.

How does that view fit with you? Do you believe that through gaining an understanding around your life experiences,  exploring what they might mean to you on an individual level, is a move to help you understand the reasons why you might be seeking counselling?

My aim here at Time Counselling Practice  is to offer you a safe and confidential space where you feel understood and heard. We will work together to explore some of your life challenges that may be stopping you from being the person you believe you can be.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • 1992- Registered Nurse (General)
  • 2006 - Certificate in Counselling Keele University
  • 2010 - MSc in Counselling Psychology
  • 2011 - PG Practitioner Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Approach University of Birmingham
  • June 2020- Certificate in Online &Telephone Counselling
  • Diploma In Clinical & Casework Counselling  Supervision 


Additional Counselling Training

  • 2015 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Caregivers of People with Dementia University of Birmingham
  • 2015 - Creative Solution Focused Therapy Haywood Counselling Services
  • 2017 Counselling for Genomics

Member organisations

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Health related issues

Work related anxiety and stress

Low self Confidence 

Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling sessions from £35 per hour- - number of sessions based on individual needs. Extended sessions available from £35 per hour
Complimentary first session 
Payment at each session by BACS transfer

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Counselling sessions are available Thursday 6-8 pm Friday 10-8pm & Sunday 1-6pm

Further information

The practice is set in a private location with off road parking, based in Little Haywood, Staffordshire, within easy reach of surrounding areas of Rugeley, Lichfield, Stafford, Stone, Uttoxeter. Cannock, Lichfield.

I offer Online Counselling sessions  throughout the United Kingdom via Zoom.  I  am a registered member with the Association for Counselling & Therapy Online (ACTO).

The benefits of Online Counselling sessions means that accessing Counselling is not limited by location, no traffic delays, you do not need to consider if you can gain access to a building or climb the stairs.

Parking is simple; settle into an uninterrupted safe environment for your counselling session and the time and space is yours.

Our initial  session is for 30 minutes and without charge. 

I request 24 hours notice cancellation of sessions where possible please.

I work within the guidelines and code of conduct of the professional body with which I am registered; The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
For more information and helpful links about Counselling go to http://www.bacp.co.uk

Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

The Counselling room for the Practice is situated on the ground floor of the property. Ample parking on private driveway.

Online platforms

Zoom