Louise Bentley-Counsellor -Bsc Hons Psych, Dip Couns,( accredited)MBACP ,MBPsS
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How rare is it to have the time and space to explore your thoughts and feelings around issues in your life with someone who you can trust. With someone who really cares,who really hears you but who does not judge or criticise?
Beginning therapy can be a very difficult step to take but can be one of the most rewarding choices you will ever make. Having someone to talk to who will really listen is a very positive experience.
You deserve that time, purely for you.
You may be experiencing, anxiety /depression, struggling to face life past cancer, relationship issues, or just don't feel things are right at the moment. Whatever the issue may be, getting in touch is an important step towards a better future.
I am a professional therapist with an approach which is Integrative in that I draw from various theories to suit my clients individual needs. By helping you to explore your life and the relationships within this, I can help you to gain understanding of how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours affect your life and relationships, holding you back. Together, working in a safe, confidential space we can work towards a better way of living.
I adhere to the professional and ethical code of practice of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and offer both short and long term therapeutic weekly sessions. I also offer online counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, accredited, ethical counselling therapist with a Psychology degree as well as a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a member of both the British Psychological Society and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked as a counsellor within a local Counselling Service, a Young Persons Housing Charity as well as a refuge for victims of domestic violence. With over 15 years working in the public sector I have a wealth of personal and professional experience to draw upon.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£10 for initial assessment (refundable on first session).
£50 per session.
Concessions available - please contact me to discuss.
When a client contacts myself, we arrange a short initial meeting to assess whether we would like to work together. If we both feel we would, then we work out a mutually convenient day and time for our sessions together.