MBACP (Reg) - Calm Space Counselling (Individuals & Couples)
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Hi, welcome to my profile and thank you for taking the time to look at my details. I currently have availability for individuals or couples in person, online or telephone counselling. I am a warm, empathic, calm and non-judgemental counsellor. I would like to offer you the time to talk about what is going on in your world in a calm safe space where you will be accepted warmly and truly listened to.
I strongly believe the therapeutic relationship we build will enable you to let me see your world through your eyes. Then together, at your pace we can gently explore the possibilities open to you. Sometimes we can react to life’s experiences in an automatic learned way which we never question. Being more aware of these learned behaviours, thoughts and feelings can open up other possibilities, allow you to see things from a new angle, change your automatic responses to be relevant and helpful now and for your future.
It is often hard to ask for help but I have found most people say they feel a real sense of relief at having taken that first step and wish they had done it much earlier. To help you decide if counselling may be for you, I offer a no obligation, free of charge initial meeting to see if we could work together.
I offer individual and couples counselling on either a short or long term basis to suit individual needs and circumstances.
My formal training was in humanistic counselling based on Transactional Analysis, however, over time, I have gained experience in other modalities and tend to tailor my approach to suit the individuals and couples I work with.
I have several years experience from volunteering and working in local agencies. This has enabled me to work with clients with many different issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, divorce, redundancy, bullying and many others.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
- Level 3 in Counselling Skills
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (Middlesex University)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
In addition to my qualifications, I am also committed to continued professional development and attend many training courses and workshops. I am a Registered Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I abide by their code of ethics, have met the training requirements by completing accredited training and have been deemed a competent and ethical counsellor through the process of successfully passing a Certificate of Competency Test.
In addition to my private practice, I work part time for a local counselling service who provide both private counselling and a free service for clients who need support for their gambling addiction.
I have also gained experience over a number of years volunteering at St Michael's Hospice providing bereavement counselling and also volunteered for an organisation who offer counselling support to carers.
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.
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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).
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