Mandy Connolly Adv. DIP Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Hello my name is Mandy
I have been a qualified counselling therapist since 2006 and I am based in Woolacombe, North Devon.
I am an integrative practitioner which means I use a combined approach to counselling by bringing together different elements of specific therapies, I feel that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations.
I am able to use a range of counselling techniques and tailor them to my clients individual and personal needs and circumstances.
I have studied all the main theories of counselling including: person centred/ cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) / psychodynamic / logotherapy
My base to my work is person centred therapy which enables me to create a safe and empathetic non judgmental environment for my clients to explore any issues and difficulties they may be experiencing in their lives: childhood, past or present.
I understand that finding the right therapist for you can be a very daunting experience.
If you feel that I might be the right person to help and support you with counselling then please call or email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling
- CPCAB level 2 in counselling studies
- NCFE levels 1 and 2 in counselling skills
- NCFE levels 1 and 2 in drug awareness
- A level psychology
- I trained with Walsall bereavement services in 2004 and continued to work with them for the following two years.
- I undertake regular training to ensure that I keep up with new practices.
- I am a member of the BACP
- I recently attended a course using mindfulness to work effectively with depression, anxiety and trauma.
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
Monday to Friday 9am - 2pm Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm
I would be happy to answer any questions that you have please call or email me.