Patricia Stead MBACP
As a counsellor I strive to provide a non-judgemental, understanding and honest relationship in a safe environment. I have been in private practice for seven years and counselled young people, adults of all ages and couples. I tailor the sessions to suit the client as counselling is very subjective and each individual responds to different types of counselling. As a counsellor I have counselled in primary schools and also at a community college counselling students with a diverse range of issues. In addition to my private practice I was a volunteer for six years with Cruse Bereavement Care.
As a counsellor I offer an opportunity to feel comfortable to talk through difficult issues and explore and understand how you are feeling at your own pace. I offer daytime, evening and limited weekend appointments in comfortable private rooms. Home visits are also available as well as online and telephone sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Cruse Bereavement Care: Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation Course
- Parent Group Leader Consultancy Training
- Level III Groupwork Skills & Strategies
- Developing Supervision Skills
- Couples Counselling
- Relationship Transactional Analysis
- Working with Survivors of Rape and Trauma
- Dealing with Anger and Aggression
- Counselling Children and Adolescents
- Autism Awareness
- Anxiety and Depression
I have worked with children, young people and adults of all ages and backgrounds within the Health Authority, Local Authority and the voluntary sector. As a tutor for adults with learning and other disabilities I facilitated groups on coping with stress and anger, self esteem and confidence building as well as relationships and bereavement.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual 50 minutes session: £35
Couple 50 minutes session: £45
Individual 50 minutes session: £30
Couple 50 minutes session: £40
50 minutes session: £30
Reduced rate available for students