My name is Beccy Turner and I'm a qualified counsellor based in Brixham, Devon. I appreciate that for most people the idea of starting counselling and finding the right person can feel very daunting and sometimes intimidating. There is an awful lot of information “out there” and often it can feel a bit “technical” and off-putting. So I will try to keep things simple, informative and as jargon-free as possible.
If you're searching for a counsellor then it's likely you are experiencing some kind of distress, discomfort or dissatisfaction. This could be for many different reasons, ie bereavement, loss, ill health, relationship worries. Equally, you may have no idea of a cause but just a sense that life is not what it could be. Counselling is not only helpful for big traumatic life events. It can also help for times when you are at a crossroads or are feeling “stuck”.
Please feel free to contact me and we can have an initial conversation about whether counselling may be appropriate for you. This initial conversation can be face to face or via email or telephone. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable and makes that initial step feel less daunting. I really look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling
- Adv Diploma in Counselling
- Fundamentals in Psychosynthesis
- Working at Relational Depth
- Working with Anorexia Nervosa
- Introduction to Grief and Loss
- Introduction to Trauma
- Introduction to Mindfulness
- OCD: A CBT approach
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
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.