Kay Buchan MBACP
I offer a safe, non-judgmental and fully confidential environment where you can explore the issues that may be troubling you or holding you back. My approach is integrative and flexible so that I can be responsive to the needs of each individual, so your own unique way of being with yourself and with others can unfold and be met respectfully.
Since the therapeutic relationship is at the heart of the therapy, the first session offers an opportunity to get to know a each other a little in order to decide whether you feel comfortable working together. There is no obligation to continue at this point.
The therapy is your time, to do what you wish; a chance to tell your story and be heard, to explore and discover. Therapy is a journey – not always a smooth one, and not always an easy one, but one which will hopefully lead you to a place where you are more fully engaged in your own life, with a growing awareness of what you need, what you want, and what you feel.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of IATE and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their Code of Ethics and Code of Practice.
I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist with the following qualifications:
- MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy with Adults at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. (Passed with Distinction)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with Adolescents, IATE.
- Certificate in Adolescent Therapeutic Counselling, IATE.
- Diploma in The Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts, IATE
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (person centred approach), City Lit
I work for charities and in private practice with both young people and adults and work with people from many different cultures and backgrounds and with a broad range of issues.
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
My practice is in a calm and professional environment, which is a 3 minute walk from Angel underground station. There are many train and bus links, and parking bays near to the office.
With our lives becoming more mobile, I also offer Skype or telephone sessions where it is not possible to attend a face-to-face session every week.