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About me

Hello and a warm welcome.

We can experience life as easy-going, wonderful and enjoyable. However, there can be times when we struggle and find it hard to go through life or to cope with challenges. During these times it can be difficult to reach out and to talk to someone. This can feel quite lonely. As you are looking for a counsellor, you are taking the first step to no longer facing your difficulties on your own and to seek some help. You may also seek counselling out of curiosity to understand yourself better and to use it for your own personal growth.

There are common reasons that bring people to counselling; however, each individual's story is different. I recognize and value the uniqueness of each person and their experience. Hence, this is integrated into my practice as a counsellor. I will offer you a safe space to share your story and to feel listened to. A space where you feel able to say how it is and you feel understood without being judged. I will be genuine and together we can explore what you bring to our sessions.

I have a strong belief in humans' abilities to change, to grow and to heal and I feel positive that counselling can facilitate this.

I offer face to face and online counselling. Face to face counselling can take place in a counselling room or we meet outdoors for Walk and Talk sessions. The Walk and Talk sessions take place in the Taunton area.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member (accredited) with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I studied and qualified at the Iron Mill College in Exeter where I received the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited course) and the Certificate in Counselling. 

Trainings:

- Attachment

-Early Trauma

- Bereavement

- Working with Suicide and Self - Harm

- Relationships

- 80 hour course on Online and Telephone Counselling

My background is in working with young people and families. I have a wealth of understanding of child development including the impact of childhood trauma.

In my practice, I integrate different humanistic counselling approaches. It is crucial to me to work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.

My experience as a counsellor includes working with people aged 16 and older, people of different genders, ages, abilities and ethnicities.

Working as a counsellor is a privilege to me and I am very passionate about the difference counselling can make to people's lives.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Fees

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

Additional information

I offer a free initial consultation (50 minutes). The consultation will give us an opportunity to meet and you can tell me what brings you to counselling and what you hope to gain from it.  

One-to-one counselling is £45 per session. Each session is 50 minutes.

When I work

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Further information

Whatever your reason is to seek counselling, please feel welcome to contact me.

I am here to listen.

Monika

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Walk and Talk counselling sessions. Our initial consultation and first session will take place online or in a counselling room. We will then meet outdoors in the Taunton area for Walk and Talk sessions.

Additional languages

German

Online platforms

Zoom