Megan Baker

BA Hons Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, Dip.Couns, MBACP
Southampton, Hampshire, SO31
07450 226 648 07450 226 648

About me

Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or 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 eating disorders, anxiety and depression. 

I am experienced in working proficiently in different settings such as schools, the NHS and privately.  Over the years' I have developed a flexible approach to meet individual needs. I don't believe that one approach fits all, and am able to think creatively and outside the box if necessary. I have experience of and working with neuro diversity such as Autism and ADHD.  I am qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, if you are looking for a more structured, evidence based approach 'treatment' for difficulties such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and OCD.

Talking to a therapist can make a difference. The process can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply. Together we can work on developing alternative coping strategies, and new cognitive and behavioural patterns. I can support you on a long term or short term basis depending on your individual needs. I will listen to you without judgment encourage you if needed, to have more compassion toward yourself.  Ultimately resulting in better mental health, improved relationships and quality of life. 

Taking this step can be daunting and overwhelming, I aim to help you or your child/young person 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. Currently studying a Masters in CBT at the London Met University. 

  • Postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Enhanced Evidence Based Practice for working with Children and Young People with Anxiety and Low Mood. (University of Reading)
  • BA Hons in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling. (London and Middlesex)
  • 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 accredited member of the BACP.
  • Individual member of the BABCP - and working toward accreditation. Offering discounted sessions to clients who agree to audio recording (CBT only) 

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.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

£60

All sessions are currently online over Zoom. 

Session fee also covers costs such as essential ongoing training, ongoing private supervision (monthly with an accredited supervisor), insurance, marketing and admin time. 

Availability

Weekdays.

Further information

I am an individual member of the BACP accredited register and an individual member of the BABCP. I am working toward accreditation. with the BABCP and am offering discounted sessions to clients who agree to audio recording (CBT for depression, anxiety, OCD only) Please enquire about this if this is something you feel comfortable with. 

Church Lane
Southampton
Hampshire
SO31

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families