Megan Baker, BA Hons Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, Dip.Couns, MBACP
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. I am experienced in using humanistic and evidence based approaches to treat complex issues, across all ages. I have specialist training in treating eating disorders and anxiety.
Talking to a therapist can make a difference. The process can help you to understand yourself and the impact of your behaviours more deeply. I can support you long term or short term to develop alternative coping strategies and new cognitive and behavioural patterns. Ultimately resulting in better mental health, improved relationships and quality of life.
I am experienced in working proficiently in different settings such as schools, the NHS and privately. This has enabled me to develop a flexible approach to meet individual needs. Taking this step can be daunting and overwhelming, I aim to help you feel at ease, in a safe and confidential environment, with the end goal of becoming fully self supporting.
Training, qualifications & experience
Experienced in working with all ages. Postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Enhanced Evidence Based Practice for working with Children and Young People with Anxiety and Low Mood.
- BA Hons in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling.
- Diploma in therapeutic counselling.
- Experienced working with young people and children with Eating Disorders, including supporting parents, carers and siblings.
- Experienced in working with clients diagnosed with H.I.V, including working with family members and partners.
- Experienced in working with clients who are survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse and sexualised violence.
- Experienced in specialised Pre-Trial therapy.
- Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming.
- Neuro Linguistic Programming Life Coaching.
- Individual member of the BACP, and working toward BACP accreditation.
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
I am an experienced Psychological Therapist. I offer one to one support to clients of all ages. I am experienced in working with clients with common mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety across all ages. I have specific specialised experience in working with more complex presentations such as as Eating Disorders and Trauma.
I have a particular interest in supporting and working with children and young people. This includes working closely with the child, and their family members. I offer short term and long term support. The treatment I offer is evidence based, which means successful outcomes have been proven. I offer a mixture of face to face or remote sessions over the Zoom platform. Online work can be just as effective as face to face work, with some added conveniences/benefits for families.