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Counsellor, PGDip, MBACP
Market Weighton, East Riding Of Yorkshire, YO43

About me

Hello, my name is Monique. I am a fully trained Humanistic Integrative Counsellor based in Market Weighton.

There have been times in my life when I have become confused and distressed when facing difficult experiences such as bereavement, coming to terms with a difficult childhood and difficult family relationships. These experiences led me to feel overwhelmed, isolated and had a real impact on my relationships at home and work. Often I felt my only options were to keep going full speed ahead, without considering what I really needed or acknowledging how much I was really hurting. 

When I eventually sought counselling for the first time, it helped me make sense of what I was going through and helped me begin a process of recovering from past trauma. Counselling 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 move forward.

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 specialise in helping you acknowledge and identify your personal needs. 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 or call me to arrange an initial appointment or ask me any questions about the counselling I offer.

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

Alongside my private counselling practice, I have previously worked at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe where I worked with both students (aged 16+) and staff. 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+).

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

£40 per session (1 hour)

I offer a free initial 30 minute meeting.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday 9.30am - 6.00pm

Wednesday 9.30am - 6.00pm

Thursday 9.30am - 6.00pm

Saturday 9.00am - 12.00pm

Market Weighton, East Riding Of Yorkshire, YO43

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

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