Mandy York Ford
Hello, My approach is to provide a supportive environment where you can be honest about your feelings and whatever is causing you distress and impacting your emotional/physical and mental health. So if your feeling low, anxious or stressed,If you want to make a change in your life or somewhere to feel heard and understood. I'd like to help
I offer a 30 minute (telephone) initial session which gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about working together and the process of Counselling. This gives you an idea of what to expect and importantly to see if working together is a good fit for you. There is no charge for this session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor/psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have professional experience working with adults and young people 11+, have worked and volunteered in a variety of settings. These include: Bereavement service within a hospice, Secondary school counselling service and counselling service providers in Birmingham, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
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