Mirjam Bruggers-Keuning

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Rode, Somerset, BA11
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am passionate about bringing positive change into people's lives by discovering more helpful coping strategies and ways to communicate.There are times when life can become overwhelming, or we may feel depressed or anxious, have a sense of being stuck or lost. There may be particular events which are troubling, such as a bereavement or divorce. Each of those can challenge our ability to cope with our lives. I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, confidential relationship to share and explore your problems. This support can be vital at this point in your life. I am committed to on-going learning and professional development ensuring the best counselling service for my clients.

How I work

I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each client because each has a unique story. So I work with a person-centred integrative approach and tailor it to the issues that you bring. I use the relationship we build together along with my theoretical understanding to help you gain insight into yourself and your relationships. My way of working is inspired by Person-Centred therapist Carl Rogers: "When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements that seem so insolutable become soluble when someone listens, how confusions that seem irremediable turn into relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard. I have deeply appreciated the times that I have experienced this sensitive, empathic, concentrated listening" For me counselling is a collaborative process, in which we work together and where we talk about, reflect on, and explore your life and the experiences you are going through. I won’t tell you how to live your life, but will try to help you find a better way to live.

I can work with you short-term, focusing on a particular difficulty or problem you may be having in your life. Longer-term work can look at deeply ingrained patterns of relating and underlying issues and experiences, often from the past, which may contribute to your present difficulties.

What is next?

Making the decision to find out about counselling can be a difficult one, and making that initial contact with me may seem daunting and challenging. It isn’t easy, but if you can do it you will have already taken some very big steps towards changing.

I offer a free 30 minute introductory session for you to find out if you feel comfortable with me, identify what issues you want bring and to learn a little about the way we can work together. If you feel you’d like to proceed, we’ll arrange a first session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered BACP counsellor in private practice based in Rode, covering Trowbridge, Frome, Bath and surrounding areas. I have experience of working both within an organisation and in private practice with men and woman from different stages of life. I am also part of the family support team of a local hospice.

My training, a Post Graduate Diploma Counselling Level 5, is a person-centred integrative approach incorporating a number of different models and theories like CBT and Compassion Focussed Therapy.

Some of the issues I work with are depression, anxiety, stress, self-image, pre-bereavement, bereavement, personal development, OCD, family and relationship issues.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Pre-bereavement

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£45.00 - £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Introductory session: Free (30 minutes)

First 6 sessions: £45 (50 minutes) Further sessions: £50 (50 minutes)

Student and discretionary rates available, please ask when you enquire.

I also offer concessions for low income groups and for key workers

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am now working Face to Face in adherence to the current government guidelines. I also work online via WhatsApp and FaceTime or by Telephone.

Day Time only

Rode, Somerset, BA11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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