Natalie Owen MBACP Dip. Couns
Welcome to Mindful Matters Counselling, My name is Natalie and I am a qualified integrative counsellor.From personal experience I understand how difficult and overwhelming life can be, I also understand that it can be daunting seeking help through counselling.
I believe that a good therapeutic relationship is the most important part of counselling. It is important to me that you feel welcome and comfortable. I have a warm approach; offering acceptance and empathy in a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can feel supported and heard.
Whether your experiencing the breakdown of a relationship, a bereavement, feeling anxious or depressed or just want to talk to someone who won’t judge, I believe I can help. Together we can explore the challenges you are facing and help to make sense of what you are feeling; so that you may be able to lead a more authentic and happier life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling. As part of my training I worked for three charities; providing counselling for clients age 18 years and up. I have experience working within a hospice, counselling those that are facing a bereavement, are bereaved or have a terminal illness.
I have also worked with survivors of domestic violence and have experience working with Generalised Anxiety Disorder as well as depression, trauma and low self-estem
Prior to my counselling training I became a befriender with SANDS ( Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society).I helped to facilitate support groups for those affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth.
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 telephone consultation which gives you the opportunity to see how you would feel about meeting face to face. Our first meeting would be an assessment session at £35 for 50 minutes, further sessions are £45 for 50 minutes.