Polly Freer

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Registered Member MBACP
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Abergavenny, NP7
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Emotions are complex. You may be feeling confused, stressed, anxious, depressed….or nothing. I will offer a safe space to work together to let thoughts and feelings emerge, and to be curious about how you respond to those feelings. Taking the time to share with someone who can listen deeply and support you as you explore what is going on, can be transformative.  
I work with adults to help regulate feelings that are impacting on day to day life.I am trained in Person Centred and Internal Family Systems therapy, which are really effective ways of helping you to identify what is going on with your emotions, and to find the resources from within to make the change you want to see.   

If you feel like I might be able to support you, send me an email and we can have an initial free chat of 15 minutes by phone or by zoom. This will be for you to share why you would like some counselling, and me to share a bit more about how I work. You can then see if you feel like we are a good fit to work together in ongoing sessions. 
Ongoing sessions will be agreed by us, choosing a day and time that suits us both. I start work at 10am and finish at 6.30.  I currently have spaces on Tuesdays and Wednesday. It is great if we can agree to a regular day and time for continuity, however, I understand this is not always possible so will be as flexible as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of supporting people going through some extremely stressful and traumatic life situations, often around bereavement and illness. Sometimes, when a life event hits you, it can mean all sorts of other emotions from other experiences come flooding out. It may also mean you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your body as you go through your difficult time, and it is really important to be aware of what can happen to the body when trauma takes place.  I am experienced in helping people identify that wide range of emotions that will be affecting day to day life.

My qualifications are:

Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
Level 5 Foundation Degree in counselling 

Internal Family Systems Level 1 from the IFS institute. 
I enjoy broadening my knowledge, so I have also completed many further courses including suicide prevention, online counselling, trauma therapy, and medication awareness.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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£40.00 - £48.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

For my online work I charge £40 for a 50 minute session

For in person work in Abergavenny I charge £48 for a 50 minute session

When I work

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Further information

I limit my clients to a maximum of 4 per day so that I am able to have enough capacity to speak to each client with full energy. And I undertake regular supervision and continuous professional development to ensure that I am working well.

Abergavenny, NP7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Polly Freer
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