Counsellor/psychotherapist/Supervisor Accredited BACP
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My commitment and passion for working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy is first and foremost what you can feel confident in. I strongly believe people can achieve the changes they want to make in their lives through the process of talking to another in a safe non-judgemental environment. I have extensive experience of working with both adults and children and was based within a Children and Adolescent mental health team for five years, and in adult mental health settings.
This is Me......Counselling is named so because at some point in many of our lives we come to a time when we may feel the need to seek help because we have lost a sense of who we are or what we want from life. My aim is to help you discover who you really are. So that you can feel confident in saying This is Me.
I am trained to listen and communicate in a way that helps you get to the very root of your emotional difficulties. Through this process many clients find that this helps alleviate their emotional distress. As a therapist I can provide a relationship that differs from other sources of support such as friends or family. Having somebody who is totally separate from your everyday life can provide support that is non-judgemental, confidential and can be led by your agenda. My genuinely warm and friendly personality make the helping process a natural profession for me to work in, this in turn helps clients feel at ease. My aim is to help you get to a point where you feel happier and more in control of your life, working towards your goals in collaboration with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained as an integrative counsellor and am fully qualified in MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (incorporating PG Cert/PG Dip) (BACP Accredited). I strongly believe that integrative counselling has a huge advantage to the way that I practice as it means I can tailor my therapeutic approach to suit the needs of my clients. I believe that we as individuals need to have a therapeutic approach that will best serve our needs and integrative counselling can provide this.
What is Integrative Therapy?
Integrative counselling is when a collaboration of distinct models of counselling and psychotherapy are used together. My training is focused on person centred, cognitive behaviour and attachment theory.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer the first session for FREE a discounted rate. At the first meeting I will give you the chance to explore your difficulties in a non-judgemental environment to enable you to decide if counselling is the right service for you before you commit to further sessions. After this my fees are £50.00 per 50 minute session. I offer a discounted rate to students and people in receipt of certain benefits. Payments can be made by BAC's or in cash or cheque.
When I work
Call anytime if I am unavailable I will call you back as soon as possible.
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