Nathan Meredith Registered Member MBACP
Hello and welcome. I hope the information below helps you with exploring the site and finding the right counsellor for you. Please note that where covid19 restrictions impact on face to face working and premises, I am offering counselling through telephone or a video/audio/instant message platform.
As a counsellor I have 10 years of experience working in a number of statutory and charitable settings, with a wide range of clients and age groups. During this time I have worked with a variety of circumstances that have brought clients to therapy, including bereavement, terminal illness, family break up/transitional changes, adoption/fostering, self injury/harm, suicidal ideation, and abuse. My work has therefore helped people through trauma, overcome difficulties during/from childhood, manage stress brought on by sudden life changes, and in finding a more balanced mood.
In addition to the above counselling needs, visitors to this page may have a particular wish for support brought on by the covid19 context. This might include low or decreasing motivation, the breakdown of routines and difficulties in creating structure to the week, strains on relationships, and loss and bereavement.
I offer a free initial short consultation where we can get a better understanding of how you might be 'starting' counselling, and where you would like to be when you 'finish' counselling. This can help us get an idea of how we will notice changes during the course of our work, and how we will measure success. Of course its also a good opportunity for you to consider whether my approach and manner is suitable for you.
Parental consent to attend counselling will be needed for people under 18.
I will be extending my service to offer counsellors clinical supervision shortly.
For further information please see the links below:
The role of BACP in ensuring professional standards for counsellors: www.bacp.co.uk/about-us/home//
Information leaflets to browse before beginning counselling or psychotherapy: https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/useful-links//
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified - ACTO Accredited Online Therapist (pending); Clinical Supervisor (pending); PgCert. Systemic (Child-focused) Practice 2020; MSc Psychotherapy Studies 2017; PgDip Counselling Children and Young People 2017; Dip. Therapeutic Counselling 2011.
Enhanced DBS Certificate in place. See: https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview
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
£50 per hour - reductions can be discussed to enable access to counselling because of the impact of covid19 restrictions.