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MA(Counselling) B.Ed. MBACP

About me

Hello, my name is Phillip and I am a qualified counsellor with over ten years experience.

I aim to provide a safe space for individuals or couples where anxieties and fears can be talked through free from any sense of judgement.

Once you have made contact with me I will offer you a free half hour taster session to see if we could work well together.

In this free session, I will explain to you how I work, my fees and also get to know a little bit about you and how you think counselling might help you.

If you decide to proceed with counselling with me we would arrange a regular time to meet, usually at the same time and place each week.

Every effort will be made to establish an open, honest and trusting relationship with you.

I will seek to understand how things are for you and will help you to explore the way you feel about yourself, your anxieties, fears and also your hopes and desires

The counselling relationship can help you to become aware of patterns of behaving and relating that have developed in your life. It can reveal to you how past experience may still affect you and the way you relate to others now.

By trusting yourself to the therapeutic process you can be helped to gain a greater degree of choice in the way you live your life.

My counselling is supervised regularly by an experienced and qualified practitioner; supervision enables me to monitor my own effectiveness and professional development.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling (Nottingham, 2005)
  • Graduate Certificate in Marital Therapies (East African Institute of Counselling, Kampala, 2014)
  • MA-Counselling (Roehampton,2017)
  • In addition to therapy work involving bereavement, depression, anxiety, addictions and relationship difficulties I have also worked in African cultural settings with HIV/AIDS patients.
  • I practise as an Integrative counsellor, although my roots are in psychodynamic therapy and so give attention to the importance and influence of our past experiences on our current patterns of living.
  • On-going training course regarding trauma with RELATE.
  • Working in schools with young people with RELATE.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couple Therapy.

Fees

From £20.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

  • I operate a sliding scale of fees, the highest being £40.00 for an individual and £50.00 for a couple per session.
  • I must stress that by even paying a reduced fee towards your counselling is an indication of your commitment to the process.
  • Payment is required for all sessions offered.

When I work

I offer daytime and evening sessions.

Further information

I am particularly interested in working with couples who are seeking to improve and strengthen their relationship.

I also have a specific interest in issues relating to bereavement and loss of national identity.

Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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