Louise Bowen MBACP Snr. Accred.
Hi, I’m Louise. I help people work through their problems and find peace of mind. I’ve got many years of experience offering a safe confidential space for us to look together at what is troubling you and find the way through. Life doesn’t always go to plan or there may be things which you have been struggling with for a long time and may not wish to tell family or friends.
You are welcome to give me a call so we can have a talk. Or drop me an e-mail if you prefer. I aim to reply in a couple of hours during weekdays and can often offer a first appointment the same week in central Newcastle. My fee is £60 for a fifty minute appointment. I work both short and longer term depending on your wishes.
My background: After my English degree I qualified as a teacher, did some travelling, worked in mental health and trained as a counsellor. I have counselled in the NHS for 26 years but also with a major Charity doing research and in private practice. I am now a Senior Accredited Counsellor with BACP and I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. My approach is Integrative and Humanistic; building up a trusting therapeutic relationship is at the heart of how I work and this is always individual to you and your particular needs. I have a special interest in Education and disability issues and my practice is an inclusive one valuing difference and diversity. I love living in the North East and my favourite way to relax is to get to the coast and have a walk along the beach.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Training, qualifications & experience
My main training was in the Person Centred and Gestalt traditions. I now practise integratively drawing upon Gestalt, Existential, TA, creative and other approaches. I have completed an extensive range of post qualification short training programmes and workshops to ensure how I work is soundly based. Underpinning everything I do is respect for you, your experience and positive potential.
My professional background is in teaching and mental health. After qualifying as a counsellor in 1996, my work has been in Primary Care together with research for a major charity (RNIB), setting up and coordinating a regional emotional support resource for people with Visual Impairment. My work in private practice allows me to offer therapy tailored your specific needs.
- BA Hons 2:1 English Language and Literature 1984
- PGCE English and Drama 1985
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling 1998
- MBACP Accredited Counsellor 2001
- MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor 2007
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Visual Impairment issues, Education and learning issues.
My fee for client work is £60 per 50 minute session.
I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and I am a registrant on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (a Professional Standards Authority accredited register) Reg# 6692.
I hold full professional Indemnity Insurance, my practice is compliant with GDPR and I hold an up to date enhanced DBS certificate.