Mandy Reid Reg.MBACP (accred)
Hello, and a very warm welcome.
I am a Reg.MBACP (Accred) counsellor/psychotherapist & clinical supervisor. My core training was in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling at the highly respected Gestalt Centre in London. I work with a ‘here and now’ focus and support my clients to compassionately bring healing to the source of their suffering. I believe we are all creative beings, with the power to manifest our passions, life-purpose and to live as our authentic selves.
Alongside my therapy practice I offer supervision to counsellors /psychotherapists and those involved in the healing professions. I have a particular interest in meditations, sexuality, shamanism, trauma and spiritual philosophies, which inspire my working practice.
I believe we come into the world as perfect and unique human beings and at stressful or traumatic times during our lives we may lose our sense of 'self’. Therapy can give a helping hand to re-discover our uniqueness, get back to a sense of who we truly are, and to soften the impact of what caused us pain.
Recently I have organised shamanic healing retreats in South America with a gifted medicine woman, as well as working with numerous shamans and traditional healers. My passion is in finding out how we can bridge the traditional/ancient healing techniques with western therapy for our modern society.
What I’ve come to realise most with my international client groups and world travel, is that there is a universal need for connection, a sense of belonging, purpose and the need for community. Who I am -Who I love - What I do, and with whom I choose to do it with.
Starting therapy is a big step and shows real courage. This can be a life-altering step, if you choose it to be. The work is brief-focused or ongoing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 15 years experience of working therapeutically in varying roles.
I am a Reg.MBACP (Accred) counsellor/psychotherapist & clinical supervisor. My core training was in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling at the highly respected Gestalt Centre in London. I have worked therapeutically for many years with others in varying roles. Which have included:
- Running Holistic Healing & Therapy Retreats in South America.
- Management, training and supervision of an award winning Counselling Service for a National Leading Charity.
- Group and 1-1 therapy for women leaving prison to be re-united with their children
- Group and 1-1 therapy for women who have been trafficked into sex working
- Terrence Higgins Trust -Therapy for gay men involved in party drugs & sexual compulsions
- 1-1 therapy for women experiencing anger issues
- Group and 1-1 therapy for a leading national organisation working with and for families affected by addictions
- Therapy & Movement workshops at a highly respected Harley Street Clinic
Private therapy and supervision practice - London - Edinburgh - Online and face to face.Please get in touch to explore the possibility of working together. We can discuss what it is you are looking for and get a sense if we could be a good match. I look forward to hearing from you.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free pre arranged 30 min phone call for you to able able to discuss what you would like to get out of therapy as well as an opportunity for me to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
This also gives us an opportunity to get a sense if we will connect, and to decide if we will work together.
I offer a sliding scale depending on your circumstances.
- Individual therapy - £60 - £75
- Supervision - £60 - £75
- Couples Therapy - please contact me directly for pricing.
- Crisis Therapy - please contact me directly for pricing.
- Where possible I offer a charity rate - please feel free to enquire.
- I have some weekly reduced cost spaces - please feel free to enquire.
Cancelation policy - Please cancel a minimum of 48 hours in advance otherwise the full fee will be charged.
I spend my time mostly between Edinburgh - London and travelling. If I am unable to see you in person I offer online and phone therapy. This may not appeal to everyone's needs, however, the feedback I get from clients is that it is effective and works well for them. In some cases, they prefer it due to ease and practical convenience
Acclaimed author and renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom has acknowledged "The Evolution of Therapy” and the role of technology in the future of psychotherapy.
Please get in touch to explore the possibility of working together. We can discuss what it is you are looking for and get a sense if we could be a good match. I look forward to hearing from you.