Monique Stewart, Counsellor, PGDip, MBACP
I am a fully trained Humanistic Integrative Counsellor based in Market Weighton.
I chose to become a Counsellor because I know that everyone goes through difficult experiences at some point in their life. These experiences can leave us feeling confused, isolated and distressed, and can impact on our relationships at home and work. For many of us, there comes a time when we need extra support to help us cope and make sense of our experiences. When I have needed this, counselling has helped me feel heard, feel valued and helped me to value myself more; it has helped me develop a better sense of who I am and how I want to develop.
As your counsellor, I can offer you a safe, confidential and supportive space for you to make sense of how you are feeling about the difficulties you face. It can be a daunting and overwhelming process to connect with your painful experiences and emotions in counselling; my role is to work to understand things from your point of view, to value you and be alongside you as you face your challenges and difficulties. I work collaboratively with you to decide how we use our time together and how we work with your specific needs. My work is informed by Person-Centred and Gestalt Counselling theory.
I specialise in helping you acknowledge and identify your personal needs and help you discover how they are being met or unmet. I believe we all have the capacity to grow and become happy and fulfilled; in our work together, you will have the opportunity to consider what you need from your environment and your relationships in order for this to happen.
I welcome clients who are experiencing any kind of difficulty or distress including; feeling sad, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, loneliness, relationship problems, family issues, self-blame, bereavement, low self confidence, low self-esteem and coping with change.
If you would like to contact me, you can email me or telephone me on 07512 437849 to arrange an initial appointment or ask me any questions about the counselling I offer.
It is not always possible for me to answer calls immediately, so please do leave a message and I will respond as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, registered member of the British Association of Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) and I practice according to the ethical framework set out by the organisation. For further details please follow this link www.bacp.co.uk.
I hold the following qualifications:
- Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Counselling - York St John University
- Certificate in Counselling Studies - Filton College
- Certificate in Counselling Skills - Heartwood Institute
- BA hons in Drama - University of Exeter
- BACP registered membership number: 379654
In addition to my private counselling practice, I work at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe where I work with both students (aged 16+) and staff. I love this work, I love working with young people and supporting them with a wide range of issues.
I have also worked at a number of organisations offering long and short term counselling including the Haven Project in Hull, working with Refugees and Asylum seekers, and York Medical Group working with both adults and young People (aged 16+).
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 per session (1 hour)
Discretionary concessions maybe available for Counselling and Psychotherapy students requiring support during training.
I also offer concessions to key workers and low income groups, please ask me about this when making initial enquiry.
I offer a free initial 30 minute meeting.