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BA (Hons) - Reg.MBACP Qualified Psychotherapist

About me

Hello, my name is Phillipa and I would like to thank you for taking your time to read through my profile.  

I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist who is BACP registered, working ethically within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).

I have experience working with adolescents and individual adults in different settings, covering a vast range of psychological and emotional situations.

I can provide you with a comfortable and safe space, ensuring you feel heard and valued by listening in a non judgemental manner so you can explore your own feelings at your own pace. You may have been struggling with issues for a number of years, you may be facing a current crisis or dealing with traumatic experiences from the past. You may have received other courses of treatment, counselling or therapy which you haven't fully benefited from. It may be that you feel 'stuck' in life or with a problem and want to make some positive changes or you may just simply want to be heard, valued and offload.

I work within a Person-Centred approach, which allows you to be in control as I respectfully help you to find your own solutions, unique potential and abilities, enabling you to make the most of life and its opportunities.

I can offer several other therapies depending on what you would like such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic programming and Motivational Interviewing.

This integrative way of working gives you the choice to decide which therapy is best for you.

I can offer long term or short term/brief therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully registered MBACP.
BA (Hons) Counselling with Brief Interventions
FdA in Counselling with Brief Interventions
This includes:

  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

I also hold certificates in training for:

  • Bereavement/Loss
  • Trauma & CISD
  • Secure Handling of Confidential Information (hscic)
  • Information Security Guidelines (hscic)
  • Patient Confidentiality (hscic)
  • Information Security Guidelines (NHS-Connecting for Health)
  • Information Governance (hscic)

I also have acquired a large number of CPD certificates confirming completion on a variety of areas that are essential as part of my 'Continuing Professional Development' which include:

  • Addiction- Alcohol & substance misuse
  • Adult & Child Safeguarding
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Domestic violence
  • EFT- Emotional Freedom Techniques
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Mindfulness
  • Self harm with Adults & Adolescents                                           
  • Trauma & CISD

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

My fees are as follows:

Counselling sessions - £50 for 1 hour one-to-one counselling.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries that you wish to discuss.

Thank you.

When I work

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I can offer appointments that best suits your needs, this includes evenings and weekends.

Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2

Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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