MBACP; Dip Therapeutic Counselling; Dip CBT
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Hello, I'm Natalie from Concept Counselling & CBT. I am based on the Wirral. I can offer online therapy for clients that are not local to the area via video call or phone.
I have a wealth of experience within both the Mental Health sector and private practice and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
If you are unsure about counselling, please contact me with no obligation, and I’ll endeavour to answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Counsellor 6 years ago and after my eldest child was diagnosed with ADHD I decided that I needed to find out everything I could about Neurodiversity. Since then over the years I have had the pleasure of working alongside some great organisations in the mental health sector.
As a mum of 2 Neurodiverse children I have both personal and vast professional experience of working with Neuro Diverse conditions such as ADHD and Autism.
My professional experience as a Counsellor, trainer, educator, coach, CBT therapist and mentor has meant that I have been able to use my skills working with children in schools, college students, parents and carers, social workers, nurses and teachers giving me a broad knowledge of other peoples perspectives and experiences of mental health and neuro diversity.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Counselling & CBT
£55 per session - or £50 per session if booked in blocks of 6 or more.
consession rates for students/retired/receipt of benefits - £45 per session (proof of consession to be presented)
Irlen Screening is completed in 1 session and costs- £65 (this is not a diagnosis, you will be given the option to be referred to a specialist after your screening)
appointments take up to 90 minutes and must be completed face to face at a location on the Wirral or Liverpool.
When I work
Our counselling sessions are 50 minutes long on a weekly or fortnightly basis dependant on your needs.
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues.
At your appointment, you'll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who'll listen and support you without judging or criticising.
The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. But they will not usually give advice or tell you what to do.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Sessions are 50 minutes long on a weekly basis, usual amount of sessions is 6 dependent on your needs.
During the sessions, you'll work with your therapist to break down your problems into their separate parts, such as your thoughts, physical feelings and actions.
You and your therapist will analyse these areas to work out if they're unrealistic or unhelpful, and to determine the effect they have on each other and on you.
Your therapist will then be able to help you work out how to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.
After working out what you can change, your therapist will ask you to practise these changes in your daily life and you'll discuss how you got on during the next session.
The eventual aim of therapy is to teach you to apply the skills you have learnt during treatment to your daily life.
Irlen Syndrome screening
(This is screening only by a qualified Irlen screener, for full diagnosis you will be referred to a specialist)
Please note this service is to be carried out face to face only due to the nature of the screening process. Therefore travel to the Wirral/Liverpool area would be essential.
ABOUT IRLEN SYNDROME
Irlen Syndrome is a specific type of perceptual problem that affects the way the brain processes visual information. It is not an optical problem.
For those with Irlen Syndrome, the brain is unable to process full spectral light. This results in:
a range of distortions in the environment
a range of distortions on the printed page
physical and behavioural symptoms
It is exacerbated by environmental factors such as lighting, brightness, glare, high contrast, patterns and colours. Irlen Syndrome affects people of all ages.
The Irlen Method is a non-invasive patented treatment that uses precision tinted filters worn as glasses or contact lenses. These selectively reduce the input of specific wavelengths of light and allow the brain to process visual information correctly, without distortions and physical/behavioural symptoms.
Extensive research includes experimental controls and peer reviews. Brain research at the cellular level has provided new information regarding the operation of the visual pathways and provides an explanation for the demonstrated effectiveness of Irlen Filters