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Young People & Adult Therapeutic Counsellor (MBACP)

About me

I work with young people, families and adults.  I work from central Totnes in a beautiful building, discreetly located with calm and quiet rooms. I offer walking sessions and I am also very happy to work on-line via Zoom.  I am a member of the BACP and abide by their strict code of ethics.  I am fully insured.

I believe that each person is their own 'best expert.' I recognise that every individual has the internal resources they need to fulfil their own potential and to achieve our potential we need favourable conditions. If we have been denied acceptance and positive regard we may not have been able to reach our true potential. As a qualified counsellor with many years of experience, I am committed to working alongside you, supporting and enabling you to look at these issues in a wholly unconditional and confidential environment.

Alongside working with adults I also offer help and support to young people from the age of 11 years. Young people face enormous pressures in this fast-paced modern world - it can often feel full of rules but with unclear boundaries. Being given the chance to be supported by someone who is not connected to home, school or university can be both beneficial and empowering and can remove a lot of pressure.

I often work creatively, especially with young people, and offer a range of tools for this work, including; crafts, pens, props, games and sand-tray.
I am very happy to and encourage taking our sessions into the great outdoors. Confined spaces can be difficult for some and living in this beautiful area offers a huge space for expression, nature, mindfulness and calm reflection.
If this is something that might appeal to you when thinking about counselling please mention it to me!​

It can be daunting deciding whether to begin counselling or not and for this reason, I offer a 20-minute free telephone consultation. This is not a counselling session but will help you decide whether it is the right path for you.

Please contact me; Phone: 07901875910 (100% confidential), Email: bridgmancounselling.gmail.com, Website: www.rachelbridgmancounselling.com

How Will Counselling Help You?

Offering unconditional support
Gaining a greater sense of control and acceptance of the things that have been difficult
Clearer thinking about your situation and your options
Feeling more positive and less overwhelmed
Better decision making
Learning coping strategies
Higher self-esteem
Improved relationships

Counselling offers you a safe, supportive, empathetic and confidential relationship from which to explore any issues that may be concerning you or negatively affecting your life. I will support you with non-judgemental understanding - giving you a chance to work your way through these issues. We will explore your situation together and discuss the changes that you would like to make.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

  • Salisbury College, 1999 - Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Guildford College, 2001 - Further Counselling and Theory Skills
  • University of Roehampton, 2003-05 - Integrative Counselling Advanced Diploma
  • Talk it Out, Guildford, 2005 - Youth counselling training and placement
  • Teen & Adolescent Counselling Skills
  • Off the Record, Havant, 2019 - Young person's counselling
  • Family Counselling Trust, 2019

Short courses and workshops

  • Safeguarding and child protection
  • Anger management
  • Creative & sand-tray
  • Suicide awareness and depression
  • Wild therapy
  • Mindfulness

Types of therapy offered

  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Person Centred
  • Solution-focussed brief therapy
  • Walking & mindfulness
  • Creative

Who I work with

  • Young people
  • Families
  • Schools
  • Adults
  • Older adults

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

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

From £50 per session (50 minute sessions)

When I work

Tuesday - Friday 2pm-6pm

Further information

I work in central Totnes and on-line.

For any further information please visit my website at; rachelbridgmancounselling.com.

Please contact me on either my mobile; 07901875910 or my email; bridgmancounselling@gmail.com.  Or click here to send me an email.

The Nautilus Rooms, 35a Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5HN

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families

Key details

My office is located in central Totnes, close to the mainline train, buses and several large carparks.