Pina Brown MBACP (Registered) Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Who am I?
My Name is Pina Brown.
I'm a qualified counsellor & psychotherapist and a member of the MBACP.
I work within the BACP ethical Framework. I have a duty of care to safeguard all my clients and provide a comfortable warm welcoming arena where a respectful trusting working relationship can begin through the 3 core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard.
What is on Offer to My Clients & What Is It I do?
I facilitate personal growth & independence with a variety of issues.
The type of therapies I offer are:
PC = Person-Centred Approach (all about you the client)
CBT = Cognitive Behaviour Approach (your historical background)
TA = Transactional Analysis Approach (moving forward in life, being self-actualized)
Mindfulness & Meditation
Clients I work with
The clients I work with are from a diverse setting and historical background. Adults, men, women, ages range from 20 plus. Young Teenagers of consenting age (18 plus), couples, retired citizens. Former military men and women. Students, single people, mothers.
I have experience in the following areas
- Relationship issues
- Low self-esteem
- Low self-worth
- Trust issues
- Self harm
- All forms of abuse, (sexual, emotional, physical, mental and financial)
- Student stress, studying, deadlines, assignments
- Adult work related stress
- Anger management
- Suicidal tendencies
- Drug addition
- Alcohol abuse
- Couple counselling
- Eating Disorder
- Gender, & sexual orientation
- Loss & bereavement,
- Family structures - broken & children in care
- Prison, probation, tagging
- Re-housing /resettlement
- Abandonment looked after children
- Language barrier, asylum seekers, re-housing and financial issues
For more details please don't hesitate to contact me
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Level 4 Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapist
BA (Hons) Professional Studies & Learning Difficulties.
Working with Young People & Children With Special Needs
- Introduction to counselling for bereavement and loss
- Counsellor to Life Coach
- Anger management workshop
- Working with challenging teenagers
- Self-harm training
- Working therapeutically with children and adolescents
- Culturally adapted counselling
- Self-harm and young people
- Child protection and safeguarding awareness
- Counselling partners of individuals accused of sexual abuse
- Working with trauma
- Working with transference & counter-transference
- Mindfulness certificate
- BACP Trauma counselling course
- BACP Erotic transference & counter-transference
- BACP Setting up your own practice
- BACP Mindfulness in the present & working with the breath & body scan 1, 2, 3 and 4
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Langauge Barrier.
- Senior Citizens.
- Religious Issues.
- Financial Matters
What are the fees and how much will the counselling cost My Fees are determined a sliding scale.the circumstances and age of the clients that I counsel.
- e.g. Couple Counselling
- Senior Citizens
This will be discussed during a consultation and prior to the therapy sessions commencing. During the I will explain how therapy works, go through with you in detail any 'House Keeping' matters prior to your therapy commencing.
The fees are paid in advance in order for the therapy to begin without interruption or distraction.
I am a Member of the MBACP and work within their ethical framework.
How I deliver therapy
Therapy usually takes place in my office, or it can be via skype or telephone counselling.
I provide a safe warm appropriate environment where trust, respect and autonomy are evident through a committed working agreement regardless of the circumstances.
For some people, counselling is something they have never experienced or wanted to think about. It is my aim that every client I counsel feels valued and listened to. I'm non-judgemental and work at my client's own pace.
My Office is bright, colourful, peaceful and free from distraction. There are water and tissues to hand and the seating arrangements are comfy soft and inviting whilst also offering a safe base for my clients to gradually unfold their problems. Everything we discuss is confidential. I work within the guidelines of the data protection Act 1998 and I hold my client's confidentiality as paramount.
I'm able to work in the evening with agreed prior arrangements. My aim is to facilitate your personal growth of reaching your own personal goals and having the tools to move forward in life once the therapy ends.
What Does my name 'Pina' Stand for?
A= Affordable counselling & psychotherapy.
Reaching out to ‘Pina’ provides compassionate support in an honest, non-judgemental manner and is based on a respectful confidential working relationship between my client’s and myself.
I’m passionate and committed to using the skills I have acquired to help you to reach the goals you want for yourself. Please don't hesitate to contact me