Natasha Rae-Dean (MSc, MBACP) Registered BACP Humanistic Counsellor
COVID-19 UPDATE: I am presently still able to see clients virtually via a variety of platforms - please get in touch for more details.
Hello, my name is Natasha and I have been working as a counsellor for over seven years in a professional capacity. I am a fully qualified counsellor, a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I hold a Masters degree in Psychology. Please note that I work within the ethical framework of the BACP. In addition to working with clients, I also do some lecturing in Counselling and Psychotherapy at various Universities across the UK on a part-time basis.
At times in our lives, we can experience periods of great difficulty and stress. Often we are able to manage these feelings but sometimes it can all seem like too much. This can lead to feelings of overwhelm, apathy and exhaustion. It is not always easy to talk to friends or family who may judge us, give opinions or simply be too busy to listen. We may also feel embarrassed about how we are feeling, or not want to bother others with our problems. During such times, accessing support can be a really useful thing to do. However, sometimes it can feel very frightening to ask for support. That's why when you do make the decision to access help, it's important that you have full information in order to make the decision as to what type of support is right for you. My approach is what is known as 'person-centred'. Counsellors who work in this way move towards an approach which is empathic and empowering. Person-centred counsellors take the view that each person has a capacity and a desire for personal growth and change. The environment in which I work is always safe, trusting and open for you to discuss anything which you feel is significant to you at this time. Another key part of the way in which I work is being non-judgemental; this means that you will not face prejudice or judgement in the therapeutic space. What I can offer is a calm, empathic and genuine approach to whatever it is that you are going through at the moment.
I work out of a peaceful, secure and confidential setting in the Wyre Forest, with adequate parking. Presently due to Coronavirus, I am unable to offer face-to-face support, but I can offer a variety of alternative platforms for sessions (such as Zoom or Whatsapp) with a view to resuming face-to-face work once it becomes possible again. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly.
Over the years I have supported clients with many different issues, including; anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, abuse, anger issues, family problems, alcohol dependency, self-esteem issues and more. If you would like more information about anything I've discussed please feel free to call me for a confidential and friendly chat about what I can offer. We can then discuss whether you feel that the service is right and appropriate for you. If you would prefer to text or email then please do feel free. I respond to every enquiry I receive. For more information about me and the various counselling services I offer, please visit my website using the link provided.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- MSc Psychology
- Certificate in Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Working with Victims of Trauma
- Creative Writing in Bereavement
- Facing Shame
- Play Therapy
- OU Coronavirus Primer - Counselling Online
I have worked with clients in a counselling setting for over seven years, many of whom were working through trauma, anxiety, depression and bereavement. I continue to attend courses on a regular basis to further expand my knowledge. I currently tutor trainee counsellors at several higher education training facilities on a part-time basis.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Often discussing fees can be an awkward or concerning subject for people. However, I want to put you at ease that I offer a very straightforward and open fee structure with no obligation to continue if you wish for the counselling to come to an end.
I offer a standard rate of £40 per session (which normally lasts for an hour). This rate is operated on a sliding scale basis, meaning that people on a low income or students can be offered reduced rates. If you would like to discuss the sliding scale with me, please feel free to give me a call or an email for further information on how this system works.
I offer discounted rates for keyworkers in the NHS or other key roles at this difficult time. Contact me for more information.
I usually offer my counselling service on weekdays from 8.30am to 5pm. However, I can also offer flexible hours for people who work - please contact me for further information and we can see if we can arrange a suitable time for you.