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About me

I'm a person-centred counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also trained to offer counselling online.

I believe deeply in the power of a trusting and confidential relationship, where you feel able to be yourself and say whatever you need to say. I aim to offer an environment where you feel heard, accepted, safe, understood and supported. Sessions are therefore guided by you and what you want to talk about. Together, we can work to find a way forward in the ways that feel right for you.

I have worked with those who have felt overwhelmed, lost, fearful, wearied, angered or deeply saddened, often in relation to painful or traumatic life experiences, such as bereavements or other life events that have had a lasting impact.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post Graduate Diploma (Level 7) in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have worked with various charitable organisations including two local Mind counselling services. Here I have worked with loss, grief and bereavement, trauma and abuse, relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression.

I have also offered counselling within a secondary school working with young people.

Prior to my counselling training I worked with rurally isolated older adults assisting them to access services. Here, I witnessed the profound loneliness and many challenges that can be experienced as a part of the ageing process; including the many losses clients experienced. 

In what feels like another life, I worked in the equestrian industry as a groom and horse rider and have a BSc(Hons) in Equine Sports Science. I continue to have a love for animals and the outdoors.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Loss and grief

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

Typically, a session will last one hour and is charged at £45. 

If you’d like to know more, please feel free to get in touch via email. I offer a free initial 45min session to discuss your needs and to give you the chance to ask any questions about the way I work. If you feel you'd like to go ahead with counselling, I will send you clear and easy to follow details about what to do next (depending on whether you choose to work via webcam or face to face).

I look forward to hearing from you.

When I work

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Further information

I engage in regular supervision, CPD and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. All my work is fully insured.

Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Online and telephone counselling. Home visits by negotiation.

Additional languages

No

Online platforms

Zoom
Mags McNeill

Mags McNeill