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Dip Counsellor, MBACP (Reg)

About me

You may be reading this because you are facing a challenge in your life which you are finding difficult to manage, such as relationship issues or ongoing unhelpful behaviour patterns.

It may be that you are feeling depressed or anxious and need some help in understanding what it is you are struggling with.   I will work with you to explore your feelings, gain some clarity around your thoughts and help build your capacity for self-awareness and resilience.

During the last few years I have worked with clients on many issues including feeling sad, anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness, loss, relationship issues with partners and friends and family, health related issues, suicidal feelings, low self-esteem, changes in life and work related complications such as redundancy or problems with colleagues.

I specialise in bereavement and grief and have significant experience working with clients struggling with bereavement after suicide.

Clients work with me on a short or long term basis and I offer a free telephone introductory session to new clients. Please feel free to contact me on the email link above and I will get straight back to you.

( I hold a small availability of low cost / concession sessions for counsellors in training and those on low incomes. Please enquire for more information and availability)

Regarding accessibility, please contact me and I can discuss my environment with you so that you can determine if it will suit you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and registered BACP counsellor.

I run my private practice from my consulting room in East London and I am currently working online by telephone and Zoom.

In addition to my private practice, I am a counsellor with Professional Help Limited, specialising in bereavement care and employee counselling services such as managing workplace stress, supporting staff through difficult events or managing complex issues, including mental health problems. I also form part of the award-winning team at Grief Chat.

Previously I worked for two years for St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney and 4 years volunteering as a helpline caller for Childline. Underlying my training and work is a commitment to diversity and inclusion and I encourage an environment where my clients feel they can be themselves.

In my former career, I managed the book publishing department of Channel 4 in collaboration with Random House and went on to work for nearly a decade as International Licensing Manager for Jamie Oliver.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

  • Telephone introductory session free
  • Hackney, East London £60.00

When I work

I'm available Monday to Friday 7.30am am to 6pm

Further information

  • Bereavement
  • Family relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family issues
  • Separation and divorce
  • Loss
  • Low self esteem
  • Developing a better understanding of yourself and your behaviours
  • Developing coping strategies
  • Sexual, physical & emotional abuse
  • Health related issues
  • Relationship issues with partners, family, friends and colleagues
  • Sexuality
  • Mental health issues
  • Major life changes
  • Chronic illness
  • Feeling sad
  • Menopause
  • Attachment
  • Redundancy
  • Fertility

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Mandie Howard

Mandie Howard