Nathalie Pout MBACP, MNCS (Accred)
I offer one to one counselling for children, young people and adults.
Sometimes we need someone other than a friend or relative to talk through a particular problem. I can help you gain a different perspective on your issue and we will work together to find ways to move forward positively.
I work with a person-centred approach, which means that I will listen to you with warmth and acceptance, without judgement or advice giving. I will use my skills and experience throughout the counselling process to help you explore the way you think, feel and behave.
I welcome individuals who wish to undertake short term counselling (3-6 sessions) as well as those who may wish to go deeper into things over a period of months, depending on the nature of the concerns raised.
Training, qualifications & experience
ABC Awards: Level 7 Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
BACP: Certificate of Proficiency
Dip HE Counselling: University of Gloucestershire
PGCE Modern Languages: University of Bristol
BA (Hons) French Language and Literature and History of Art: University of Bristol
I am a qualified counsellor with a Diploma in Counselling validated by the University of Gloucestershire and a post-qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents.
I have a Certificate of Proficiency with the BACP and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP (Reg)) and CCYP (Counselling Children and Young People). I am also an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS (Accred)).
I am also a member of CAPPP (Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice).
I regularly attend CPD courses, receive monthly supervision for both my voluntary and private client work and I am fully insured for private practice. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
I am currently training to become a supervisor and would welcome enquiries from student or qualified counsellors and other professionals such as teachers, healthcare professionals or pastoral care workers who would benefit from a supervisory space to reflect on their practice. There would be a low cost fee for this service.
I have experience of working with a wide range of clients (children, adolescents and adults) with problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and loss, spiritual issues, the impact of trauma or abuse, low self-esteem, self-harm, relationship difficulties and marital breakdown.
I have been counselling adults and young people in private practice since 2015 and started volunteer counselling with adults in a large Bristol counselling agency since January 2013. I have been the school counsellor at a Bristol post 16 centre since June 2015 and since September 2017 have been working with Focus Counselling as part of a counselling team in two private schools in Bath with children and young people aged 5-18.
I have 3 years experience of delivering person centred training courses at Introductory level as well as facilitating skills workshops for Certificate Level counselling students.
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 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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I particularly welcome working with school age and university age students at this time, using telephone, online or email counselling support.
I offer an introductory session for individuals so we can begin to connect together and start to outline what you are hoping to gain from counselling, and explore what some of your goals and expectations might be.
If you feel you would like to work with me, we will make arrangements to meet for an agreed number of regular weekly sessions of counselling. We will review our work together and you can choose whether you would like to meet for another agreed number of sessions, or end the work or alternatively continue but on a less frequent basis.
I am available for sessions mainly during the day from rooms at Network Training and Counselling and can offer some later afternoon/early evening sessions too. Please email me or leave a message on my mobile and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
All sessions last one hour.
Introductory session: 30-60 minutes: £25
Regular sessions: £45.00 per hour
Block bookings of four or six sessions carry a discount.
Concessions available for students and those on low incomes- please enquire.