Ria Eames Reg.MBACP-Counselling for Adults and Young people
Hi!, thank you for visiting my page. About me, I offer counselling to adults and young people providing a safe and confidential space, helping you to be the best version of yourself - building resilience to cope with whatever comes up, especially now during these uncertain times.
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor based in Bexhill-On-Sea, I am BACP registered, Enhanced DBS and fully insured. My experience includes but isn't limited to working with bereavement, substance mis-use, anxiety and depression and have a keen interest in Acceptance Commitment Therapy alongside my person-centred way of working. I believe that everyone has the potential to be the best they can be and I can help facilitate that, in a client-centred, non-judgmental environment. My work is at your pace, working collaboratively to ensure you get the most out of our sessions.
I am a reflective practitioner and take time out for myself also with regular personal counselling, I love to run, read, spend time with my family so that I can be the best version of myself too. I have a passion for helping others, my own personal experiences have led me into counselling and understand how daunting it can be to make those first steps.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Brighton)
- Level 1 interpersonal skills and level 2 in counselling skills.
- Placements with St Michael's Hospice and St Wilfred's Hospice working with grief and bereavement and those who have experienced loss and bereavement by Covid.
- Work with substance mis-users using person-centred principles as well as motivational interviewing and brief solution techniques.
- Placement within a school working with young people aged 11-16 years - working with a range of complexities including suicidal ideation, self-harm, LGBTQ.
- Current work with adults bereaved through suicide with Sussex Community Development Association, as well as those bereaved by Covid.
On a monthly basis CPD is an important part of my professional obligation to ensure I am up to date and expanding my knowledge, my most recent interests have been:
- Trauma - working with dissociation
- Bereavement and complex grief
- Working with the body using acceptance commitment therapy
This is on-going and there is always something new to learn!
Additionally I have supervision on a monthly basis.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
My initial session of 30 minutes is free, this is to gather information about you and an opportunity for you to ask questions. Thereafter my sessions are 60 minutes at £40 per session.
This would be discussed at the point of contact.
Currently my face to face sessions are temporarily suspended due to Covid, I can offer online either by zoom, skype or whatsapp and telephone.