MBACP TRUE TO YOU COUNSELLING
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I am passionate about, and committed to, working with individuals to help them explore their feelings and issues to gain a sense of choice, self awareness and empowerment.
As a qualified humanistic existential counsellor, my role is to provide you with a safe confidential space. A space to feel valued, heard and one where you are respected as the expert in your life. The humanistic existential model is very client-centred and our course of exploration is driven by you….It’s your time, your space and we travel at the speed you choose.
I place huge value and importance on the relationship between counsellor and client and will always seek to, and strive for, one that is bound by openness, honesty, warmth and non judgemental acceptance of people from all backgrounds, cultures and walks of life.
The humanistic existential model is one that can consider the past and the future but is very much grounded in the present. It allows for past feelings/events to be explored as much as a client needs to but ultimately it focuses on how today is feeling and how we can make the future feel better.
This approach not only allows us to explore our relationships with ourselves, others and the world around us it also helps us to consider our sense of freedom and how we make our choices, are they ones we take responsibility for? It considers the fact that a sense of meaning and purpose is ours to create and the fact that despite sharing our world and lives with others each experience and feeling we have is unique to us as individuals. It addresses the anxiety felt at trying to make this life our best life and the uncertainties that rock the solid foundations that we try to build.
Sessions are usually held on a weekly basis with the first being an hour and 15mins so we can complete the paperwork and get to know one another.
Sessions thereafter are 50 mins in length.
The list of issues that people may bring is by no means exhaustive and if you’re struggling with something not listed then please don’t be put off. Ultimately I work with you, with whatever you bring.
There is also no such thing as a silly question….I will always try to respond to emails within 24hours of receiving the email.
Training, qualifications & experience
Throughout my counselling career I have always chosen avenues that have supported me gaining a breadth of knowledge and experience.
I have counselled with Cardiff Mind, Cardiff University’s Student Counselling and Well-being Service, and more recently under Just Be Counselling before forming my own practice….True To You Counselling.
I am a registered member of the BACP having qualified from Cardiff and Vale College with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I also have received ASIST training, and have completed an MSc module in Loss, Grief and Bereavement.
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
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session.
I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Sometimes even typing the words counselling into a search engine can cause you to hold your breath momentarily and making that enquiry can feel difficult. It is however a step forward, and having taken one we can hopefully take another together…