A gentle holding hand for anxiety and depression
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As a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to an ethical code which assures safety and professionalism throughout our therapeutic journey together.
My core beliefs are to work with warmth, confidentiality and in a non-judgemental manner. A vision in supporting you to recognise the way in which you individually relate and build the relationships which surround you. Together we will work towards discovering a deeper understanding of who you are and why you act and react the way you do to people and in certain situations. I believe that this understanding can lead to a fuller, lighter and happier life.
Style of therapy
I use the Person-Centred approach to build up a therapeutic relationship with my clients and then introduce other therapies to best suit you. Importantly, we will work in a manner which feels comfortable whether this is by introducing creative intervention work or simply sharing the emotional load safely together through talking, listening and reflection.
Often someone can feel that counselling is only necessary when they arrive at a crisis point, but my belief is that it can support with many different issues which can pop up in our everyday world.
Coronavirus has changed lives. Social anxiety and generalised anxiety have made an uninvited invasion into our worlds. Keeping you safe at all times and supporting you to build resilience and esteem levels.
Our first session together will offer you the opportunity to see how things feel, agree potential focus areas and to explore how we can work in alliance.
My work space is in a central Barnstaple location, and has been purposefully created to offer light, comfort and a sense of both tranquillity and safety. Premises are wheel chair accessible.
Offices opposite Barnstaple Bus Station, nearby car parking facilities EX32
One to One counselling sessions with adults and young people
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling & BACP Certificate of professionalism
CPCAB cert. Level 3 Counselling Studies / theory
CPCAB cert. Level 2 Counselling Studies / skills
New SKills Academy Diploma CBT
NCFE Level 3 Diploma Social Care (working with young People with behavioural & emotional needs)
Working with Dissociative Disorder - Carolyn Spring
Working with Stuck Trauma - Carolyn Spring
Y-Smart drug & alcohol training
Work experience in Trauma Informed Service provision
Full indemnity insurance + up to date enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly Criminal Records Bureau)
Member organisation BACP (registration number 382795)
Ongoing personal growth and professional knowledge is paramount to our work together and to achieve this I attend continued workshops and training to support my professional development and to inform my practice.
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
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£40 per session. Concessions available to students.
£50 for single session arrangement (Single Session Therapy)
Please feel free to contact me via phone call, text or email with any further enquiries.
Counselling session: 55 minutes
Zoom sessions also available
Evening and day time appointments available
Other areas of counselling I deal with:
- Panic Attacks
- Negative Patterns of Thinking
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Relationship / Family / Parenting issues
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Loss of identity
Counselling can Help to
- Seek clarity in some areas of your life
- Work through traumatic life experiences
- Challenge negative thinking patterns
- Learn new techniques to cope with difficult situations
- Work through complex emotions & focus on personal growth
I am also able to facilitate Single Session Therapy as promoted by Prof. Windy Dryden. The concept of this therapy is an intentional endeavour on a short journey whereby together we can identify the problem, recognise your strengths and build solution. The cost for this arrangement is £50.00. Face to face and Zoom appointments available. Completion of an assessment form necessary if considering this option.