Monica Atkins MBACP(Accred) UKRCP(Reg) Counsellor and Supervisor
I am a qualified experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor / Supervisor with twenty years experience. My approach is integrative, which means that my therapeutic "toolkit" and skills base is taken from a number of different theories of counselling and psychotherapy. I incorporate many philosophies and theoretical models into my work including MCBT, CBT, Integrative, Humanistic, Person Centred, Gestalt, T.A, Psychodynamic and Systemic.
My style is open, warm and supportive. I respect difference and therefore my approach and way of working will be tailored to your individual needs. I offer long and short term individual counselling and psychotherapy in a safe confidential environment.
I have worked with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families with the aim of helping them to enhance their lives.
My extensive experience has included working with relationship issues; Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety; Panic disorder, depression, stress.
I have experience working within the National Health Service, various charities, primary and secondary schools, colleges, as well as working within my private practice.
My practice is in Ash Vale. I can offer day and evening appointments. Free of charge parking is available.
Often our busy lives feel overwhelming and we need to re-claim and take charge of where we are going and what we are doing.
Maintaining professional development can be a real challenge whether you are self-employed, an employee or a company director; whether you are responsible for your own professional development or for developing that of others.
I offer professionals a dedicated time for themselves to focus on their agenda, focusing on the present and future. I encourage empowerment to make significant changes that can be maintained and that will have an impact on themselves and working environment.
I can help people to:
- To improve inter-personal skills
- Embrace,new challenges without necessarily working harder or longer hours
- Identify and develop core competencies
- Review and maintain a work-life balance.
- Review alternative career paths
Training, qualifications & experience
Other areas of counselling I deal with:
I am a registered provider with Healthcare Insurance Companies (Employee Assistance Programmes).
I also have extensive experience working within organisations, the NHS, children centres, schools and colleges.
Training, Qualifications & Experience:
MBACP Accredited - British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
MCCYP Registered - Counselling Children and Young People
U.K.R.C. Registered - United Kingdom Register of Counsellors
NOCN - Level 3 Training Certificate
NOCR - Developing Effective Skills for Adult Trainers
Certificate - Learning to be an effective trainer
Diploma(L6) in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
Post.Grad Diploma in Systemic Family Counselling
Certificate in Therapeutic Mediation
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Advanced Certificate: Working with Adolescents
Certificate in Relate Couple Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
Enhanced CRB check
Post Qualifying Certificate in Mindfulness -Depression and Anxiety
Post Qualifying Certificate in Working with Depression
Post Qualifying Certificate in Working with Addiction
Post Qualifying Certificate in Child Protection
Post Qualifying Certicate in Working with Children
Post Qualifying Certicate working with Suicide
Post Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Post Qualifying Certificate in Working with Eating Disorders
Through extensive study I understand the importance of continuing my professional development by keeping up to date with both psychological literature and research. Therefore I frequently attend training workshops and courses to benefit both clients as well as myself.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Fees: £45 per session for individuals, £50.00 per session for couples
(Counselling student rates available)
Each appointment / session lasts one therapeutic hour.
How to make an appointment:
I can offer appointments during the day and evenings.
Or, ring me on: 0777 313 4055 (This is a confidential line) to make an appointment.