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MBACP - Online & Face-to-Face Counsellor

About me

Therapeutic Counsellor
A gentle holding hand for anxiety,  depression and low mood.

Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile.

As a counsellor and 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 blend in other therapies which 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.

Location

I have two bespoke work spaces.  In person counselling is hosted within a counselling suite at Queens House (central Barnstaple, a stones through from the bus station with nearby car parking facilities).  These premises are wheel chair accessible and may importantly provide an ideal separation from any home environment. 

I additionally own a 'counselling booth' where all my online work is undertaken.

 

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)

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Working with Dissociative Disorder - Carolyn Spring

Working with Stuck Trauma - Carolyn Spring

Working with Shame - Carolyn Spring

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor

Understanding and Treating Complex PTSD - MindBody Breakthrough

Y-Smart drug & alcohol training
Safeguarding training
DBS checked
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.

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.

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

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£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

Online sessions using Whereby - no programme download necessary, passcodes etc.  Simply clink on the link to my Whereby virtual room at a specified time to commence an online counselling session.  A great platform which is both secure, efficient and professional! (chrome most compatible search engine)

When I work

Evening and day time appointments available

Further information

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.

One To One, Suite 118, Queens House, Queen Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8HJ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

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.

First floor location - lift facilities. Parking facilities less than a 5 minute walk away Central Barnstaple - opposite bus station EX32

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