Hello! My name is Neroli, and I am a Person Centred Counsellor, based in Bignall End. Stoke on Trent. I'm thinking that as you are sat here reading this, that you are wanting support of some kind maybe for yourself, a loved one, a family member or a friend. You may or may not even know what that support looks like yet...
During your first session we would talk about what fetches you in to Counselling, and what you are hoping to gain from your time with me in sessions. There is more information about all that on my website.
Sadly due to Covid-19, I am unable to safely offer Face to Face sessions at this time.
Many Counsellors and Clients have moved their sessions either to the telephone or Online. I do hold a cpcab certificate in Online Counselling Skills, I am able to offer Counselling by telephone or via various online methods. I have updated my website with lots of useful information about that, please do go and have a read.
However, many clients are (understandably) struggling to fund their sessions at this difficult time, and/or they are unable to find a secure, quiet, suitable, confidential location and time slot where they feel comfortable enough to talk to me from. Also some clients find themselves ill at ease accessing their sessions through technical digital means, they prefer to wait and see me in person, in my safe space.
I am carefully (somewhat impatiently) watching the news updates, and I am keeping a vigilant eye on my professional organisations website for instructions as to when I may consider safely beginning to offer my Face to Face session again. I have already put some thought in to this, you can find more information on my website https://neroli.me
In the meantime, Please Mind How you go? Keep safe.
P.S Just to let you know, and save you time: I do not offer couples or family counselling services.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma Counselling Psychology from Keele University October 2014
In 2019, I celebrated my Private Practice having been open for 5 years. On average I see 12-15 clients a week, 3-4 sessions a day. I limit how many clients I see, so that my clients get the best attention and service possible. I have been a registered member of the BACP since 2013, I have a Clinical Supervisor that I see every month, and I work within the BACP ethical framework for the counselling professions.
During my training and since qualifying I have worked with Place 2 Be, Embrace CVOC and The Dove Service, both as a sessional counsellor and I worked on a joint Tier 2 project facilitated by The Dove Service for Staffordshire County Council and CAMHS to provide one-to-one therapy sessions for children and young people aged 4 to 18 in schools and children’s centres.
Professionally Qualified Counsellors are required to continue their training and complete minimum hours of CPD (continuing professional development) per year, and this is audited too.
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
Counselling sessions cost £40 for 1 hour appointments.