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BSc Hons, MBACP

About me

A warm welcome to you. My name is Miranda and I am an integrative counsellor which means I draw from various counselling approaches, allowing me to offer an approach that is tailored to what you need the most.

I offer face to face counselling at my practice in Collier Row Romford. Additionally I can offer counselling sessions online or by telephone. 

I believe we are all on our own personal journey and have our own individual thoughts and feelings. My role as a counsellor is to walk with you on that journey, with the aim to see things from your worldview and to support you towards discovering your full potential.

I fully understand that for many, talking about personal difficulties for the first time can feel like a daunting experience. I provide a warm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to share your difficulties. I will work closely with you to help you identify areas of your life where you may feel stuck or may have developed patterns of behaviour that may not be serving you well.

I offer counselling from various approaches summarised here:

Person-Centred Therapy:

This is the foundation of my approach. As your counsellor, I support you to reach your full potential in a non-leading way. I understand you are the master of your own experiences and possess the tools to develop and heal. In our sessions, I will walk alongside your experience and support you to explore what is hurting you and you will be truly heard.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT):

CBT is a popular therapy and is an effective model for breaking unhelpful thought patterns and identifying your strengths. It is helpful for testing out negative beliefs and overcoming low mood and anxiety. I am able to integrate some CBT interventions in our work together, which can be particularly helpful for those wanting to work towards specific goals.

Psychodynamic Approach:

The basis of this approach is to help you make links between the past, present and what you experience in our counselling sessions. I find this approach can help clients become more aware of their patterns of relating to themselves and others that they may not be consciously aware of. Through the security of the counselling relationship you can work to build a stronger relationship with yourself and others.

Existential Therapy:

This approach understands that the nature of being human means there are fundamental challenges we face such as dealing with the consequences of the choices we make, having the freedom and responsibility to make decisions and ultimately the relationship we have with our own death. Often when we grieve we question our own life. This approach is particularly good at looking directly at what choices we have and honestly looking at our lives and what gives us purpose and meaning.

Whatever challenges you may be facing, I believe that you as the client hold the answers and, with the right support and environment can achieve a better wellbeing through counselling. Through a mutual therapeutic relationship my approach puts you, the client at the heart of the therapeutic process.

I very much look forward to working with you and support you towards achieving a better wellbeing. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working with adults with a variety of difficulties. 

I have a first class honours degree (BSc) in Counselling from the University of East London.  Trained as an integrative and pluralistic counsellor using the following counselling approaches:

  • Person-Centred counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Therapy
  • The psychodynamic approach

My current CPD are in the following areas:

  • Level 2 certificate in understanding Autism.
  • Working with the emotional freedom technique (EFT)
  • Using attachment theory in therapy to understand more about childhood trauma and adult relationships
  • Addictions and their origins  

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

Counselling can help with a variety of issues. If what is concerning you is not listed above, please feel free to get in touch as I work very much on a personal level. 

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Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees are £50 within working hours and £60 for extended hours. I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone consultation.

I offer limited concessionary fees for those on low-income or unemployed. please contact me for more details. 

When I work

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I am currently able to see clients on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday face to face.  I have limited evening slots available for online or telephone counselling.

Further information

I understand how important it is to find a counsellor that you feel is the right fit for what you need. For that reason, I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to see if you feel we can work together. 

Collier Row, Romford, Essex, RM5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My therapy practice is in an outbuilding with access via a side gate and some steps. Currently there is no wheelchair access. However, I offer sessions online and via telephone.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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