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Judith Howell MBACP

About me

I have worked as a counsellor for over 20 years and provide my clients with counselling from a comfortable, peaceful, private room in Clevedon. I offer long term and short term counselling for individuals from the age of 13 upwards.

You will be offered a safe, respectful non judgemental environment where trust can be built up and you can work through your issues at your own pace and in complete confidence. I am calm, warm and approachable and view all my clients as individuals with their own unique story.

I have worked with clients of both sexes from all backgrounds and walks of life and am open and flexible in my approach, believing that you should feel free to use your sessions in the way that feels best for you, with us working side by side in our aim to explore and resolve your difficulties.

I have specialist training in domestic abuse issues for women and the trauma of rape and sexual abuse. I work as a sessional counsellor in several charity settings as well as in my own practice.

I also have a great deal of experience of working with adolescents and young people due to having previously worked in a college environment and currently working with young people who have experienced abuse, for a specialist organisation.

I am committed to my ongoing professional development, receive regular supervision and keep up to date with current counselling research and regularly attend training courses, workshops and seminars.

My practice room is close to the town centre and near to bus routes and there is on street parking nearby.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma In Professional Studies Counselling. University of The West of England. 2000

Certificates in Counselling theory and Counselling practice.1998

Specialist training in Domestic violence.

Specialist training in trauma.

Specialist training in rape and sexual abuse.


Additional training in trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, psycho-sexual issues, loss, working with young people, anger issues, eating disorders, attachment and loss, autism/Aspergers, mindfulness, counselling men, dissociation, somatisation.

My training was integrative and I work in a person- centered, humanistic way where the relationship between client and counsellor is crucial in enabling the client's exploration of problems and difficulties.

I am a registered accredited member of the BACP and adhere to it's code of ethics and practice. I am also a member of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP)

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

I charge £50 per 50 minute session and offer some concessions for people on benefits or very low incomes. For the first (assessment) session I allow a longer time to enable the required information gathering.

Clevedon
Somerset
BS21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I have one (approximately 7 inch) step up to my front door and then it is flat and on ground level all the way in to my counselling room.

Availability

Week days. Up to 6 pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Judith Howell MBACP

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