Monika Walde, MBACP
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 life's 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 counselling.
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 am offering Walk and Talk counselling sessions only at the moment. This means that our initial consultation and first session will take place online. We will then meet outdoors on the outskirts of Taunton for Walk and Talk sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member 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. I am currently working towards my accreditation with the BACP.
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 adults 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.
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
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 £40 per session. Each session is 50 minutes.
Concessions: I offer concessionary fees to students and people on a low income.
Concessions offered for
Whatever your reason is to seek counselling, please feel welcome to contact me.
I look forward to hear from you.