Philippa Walsh Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP, P.G. Dip CBT, Dip.Couns)
Hello and welcome. Getting the right support is essential when life isn't going so well. Deciding to see a therapist is an important and courageous decision.
As someone who places the therapeutic relationship at the heart of my work, I value the level of trust it takes to be able to talk openly with someone you are unfamiliar with. My role is to support you by providing you with a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to find a way forward. As I work exclusively online or via the telephone, therapy sessions take place from the comfort and convenience of your own home or workplace.
I am a BACP registered Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and have been approved by several health insurance providers to support their clients. I have been helping clients overcome their issues for eight years. I'm also a certified couples counsellor providing impartial support to couples via Skype.
The values I hold at the core of my practice are trust, integrity and respect. Your capacity to feel accepted for who you are, validated for all that you are and understood are central to how I work
I typically work within a person-centred framework and have the benefit of additional training to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy should this approach feel more appropriate.
I work with all anxiety related issues, low mood, major life transitions, bereavement, relationship difficulties and low self-esteem.
When working with couples, I will encourage you and your partner to explore your relationship openly and honestly, by providing you both with a safe and confidential space within which to talk.
My role is that of facilitator so that I can enable you to identify and communicate your needs to each other more effectively, resolve conflict and to decide as a couple the most appropriate way forward.
Both my personal and professional philosophies come from a place of compassion. I believe that we all have the capacity to move beyond our obstacles and live a more rewarding life
Trying to find the right therapist at an already stressful time can be challenging; because it's important that you feel comfortable with your choice, I offer all new clients a FREE 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss what you are looking to resolve.
This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions about how I work and for me to determine how best to support you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in CBP, awarded from the University of Salford with distinction, a BACP Accredited Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level Five) and a Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling.
I have worked across the North West for several community-based mental health organisations, and within both primary and secondary care settings for the NHS.
Working privately gives me the privilege of being able to focus more on the individual needs of my clients rather than those of a large organisation. When I work with you, my aim is to help you get the most from every session.
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
£60 per 50 minute session for individual therapy (Telephone or Skype)
£75 per 60 minute session for couples counselling (Skype)
The distress you're feeling can be greatly reduced with the right support. It's not always easy reaching out, but professional help can give you:
- Space to talk
- Space to breathe
- Space to reflect
- Space to gain clarity
- Space to develop new coping strategies
- Space for you.
Please feel free to browse my website for further information. If you would like to call me, please reach out: I'm always happy to talk when I'm not in session with a client.