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BRAND NEW SERVICE - SINGLE SESSION THERAPY (SST) - STARTING NOW!!  A new immediate, innovative and successful way of providing therapy - NO waiting lists involved!  Please phone or email for advice and information - 07712 465545.

COVID has had a tremendous impact upon the mental health of some people who are experiencing difficult, severe or enduring life situations. This includes our key workers, health care professionals and medical staff.  When NHS lists cannot be tolerated any longer consider getting in touch with me.  When you believe that your mental wellness is your biggest priority, your ready to begin therapy.

I have been a Counsellor and CBT professional for 16 years. I'm happy to share my wellness toolbox with you to make you feel, think and behave better, to recover and enjoy your life again with those who matter the most to you.

I am offering a variety of communication platforms (zoom, Skype, phone) with the exception of face to face.  Sessions last 50 minutes to an hour and fees are reasonable.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a scientifically tested therapy approach which focuses on creating positive change in the here and now. It is a powerful approach and can help to create lasting alternative and healthier ways to think, feel and behave.  I have many success stories in my repertoire of therapy outcomes.  Single Session Therapy (SST) integrates the various approaches I use; CBT, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, TA, Solution Focused, ACT, Inner Child, there is so much on offer.

"I believe we all have a right to be heard - once that quiet inner VOICE within us feels and believes it is sufficiently safe, strong and confident, then it is ready to speak out and 'be'.  And when it does, it will set you free..."

I am a skilled and very experienced counsellor; you will feel heard, achieve clarity, be understood and most of all you will become SELF AWARE with an ability to understand your own processes.  Empowering stuff!

Additionally, I am a Counselling Supervisor for qualified counsellors only.

                                              "Thank you for reading my profile...."

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Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (CPCAB)
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CPCAB)
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) (NCFE)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (NCFE)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (BACP)
Certificate in Introduction to Counselling
101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis

SINGLE SESSION THERAPY (SST) - 25.1.21

Personal Injury Therapy - CBT - PI Solicitors, Ellesmere Port and Cheshire

Online Certificate in Statement Analysis

Introductory and Online Training in Developmental Couples Counselling

I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor and I supervise student and qualified counsellors using the excellent Hawkins & Shohet model.

Also, I provide Counselling Supervision for counsellors working at CRUSE, AGE UK, CSASS and Merseyside Youth Association.

I have a qualification in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) and am available to facilitate and co-facilitate counselling workshops and counselling training programmes.

Training / Workshops:

Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
Anger Management
Cruse Bereavement Training
MIND Mentoring Training
Place2Be Initial Training
Inner Child Therapy
Hearing Voices - Jacqui Dillon
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Suicide - Dr Andrew Reeves
Rape and Sexual Abuse Training (RASA)
Infant Death
Homicide
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP by Mary Ellen Copeland)

2018 - Introduction to Couples Counselling with Deborah Winderbourne, UKCP - offering integrative approach.

2018 - 2019 - The Couples Insitute, Ellyn Bader, Ph.D - www.CouplesInstituteTraining.com

2019 - ADHD Foundation - Workshop - Understanding and Supporting Students with Mental Health Issues

Experience:

Cruse Bereavement Care
Rape and Sexual Abuse (RASA)

Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service (CSASS)
Runcorn and Widnes Cancer Support Centre
MIND in Chester
General Practice, West Kirby and Wallasey
Family Tree (Working with Psychoses)
NSPCC Childline
AGE UK

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) - I am currently practicing as a Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with Liverpool Institute of Professional Arts, Liverpool.  I am a member of the core LIPA Counselling Team in the Student Support Department.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Lived experiences of personal trauma provides me with additional knowledge, understanding and some expertise regarding the below subjects:

RELIGIOUS CULTS

PRE AND POST NATAL DEPRESSION

and

PUERPERAL PSYCHOSIS

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Counselling sessions via phone or video

Initial Half Hour Counselling Session - Free

Single Session Therapy (SST) - £70 (including pre-session, Single Session lasting 1 hour, Follow Up lasting half an hour)

Individual Counselling Session - £50 per one hour session

Supervision 1.5 hours - £55

'Early bird and twilight sessions available'

Further information

Published work:

* This Loss, poetry collection, Authorhouse, 2012 (Amazon Books)

* Article - July 2018 - Cosmopolitan On-Line- 'What Seeing a Therapist is Like':

  https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/body/health/a22530557/therapy-what-seeing-a-    therapist-is-like/

* Article - August 2018 - Refinery29 On-Line Lifestyle Magazine -

'Psychotherapist Is The New Yoga Teacher: Everyone Wants To Be One'

by EMMA LEDGER

https://www.refinery29.uk/psychotherapy-training?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=uktweet&unique_id=entry_206072

Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH66

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Availability

Between 0800-2100

Early bird and twilight sessions available.

During the current Coronavirus pandemic hours are:

Mon-Fri - 0800-2100

Skype, Zoom, Phone, Email

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Capacity for NEW SUPERVISEES - Qualified and Trainee Counsellors.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Maureen Brumby, Registered Member of BACP @ Mornview Therapeutic Services

Maureen Brumby, Registered Member of BACP @ Mornview Therapeutic Services