Robert Baker; Therapeutic Counsellor; MBACP
A little about myself and my practice.
I have a passion to assist in positive change for people - this is why i am a counsellor.
I have experience in different counselling settings and appreciate that we are all genuinely unique, and can experience difficulties from time to time. Sometimes we can feel stuck and struggle to see a way forward. I consider myself focused and ready to understand your situation. Effective counselling includes valuing a person behind the issue.
I integrate C.B.T and Person-Centred approaches to suit your needs, i also offer a Psychodynamic approach.
My practice is confidential and i also work to BACP's Ethics and Good practice; these are important guidelines for me to adhere to that include trust and working in a safe manner. My MBACP register number is 187725.
Feeling at ease when coming for counselling.
Feeling comfortable with what you wish to bring to counselling can help your progress. Recognising that you are in control of your journey may sound surprising, but this can be a useful way of imagining what counselling may look like for you.
Counselling for various issues.
Depression, low mood or anxiety negatively affects life quality, exploring how or why you are experiencing these issues can help you to move forward with a more positive outlook. I welcome you to work with me to address these issues, i appreciate that they are very personal to you. I am here to help.
I am particularly interested in Work-related issues.
We spend much of our time in the workplace and i wonder if we recognise and attend to our needs there quite enough.
Feeling isolated, work relationship issues, bullied, or experiencing burnout. Sometimes we try and carry on regardless and often ignore our own needs, this can negatively influence other parts of our lives, like our social lives or our close relationships, or cause anxiety, low mood,or depression. Sharing your worries in counselling can help you to gain a clearer perspective on these matters.
Sessions - how many and how often ?
During our first session we discuss how many sessions you require, this is always approximate and you may wish to change the amount to suit your needs.
Weekly sessions can be useful because things can stay fresh in our minds from the week before. However you may wish to attend 2-weekly sessions through personal choice or have other commitments.
Training, qualifications & experience
* Training & Qualifications
* Diploma (He) Therapeutic Counselling
* MBACP Registered & Certificate of Proficiency.
* CRUSE Awareness in Bereavement Care foundation course
* Safeguarding Children and Young People training
* Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children
* Transactional Analysis certificate
* Autistic Spectrum Disorder certificate
* Gamcare Working With Problem Gamblers Induction certificate
* Social Responsibility in Gambling certificate
* Dementia and Autism awareness course
* Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
* Training in Transactional Analysis
* Training in Person-Centred
I worked for the NHS at Bassetlaw hospital with bereaved adults, at this time i also worked for the CRUSE organisation in the same sector. Relating to this work I attended many courses including the recognised ABC course at Doncaster Royal Infirmary Hospital. I have also worked with younger people as a secondary school counsellor
I also work with gamblers to help reduce their difficulties at Wellspring for Gamcare & Krysallis. Here i also offer my counselling service to you for any issues or difficulties that are listed and that you are experiencing.
I attend courses to gain knowledge and carry out my continued professional development. I also use on-line courses to further my knowledge.
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
Within our work-place we often 'carry on regardless' and ignore our own feelings and needs. Talking things through can help greatly. Counselling can offer new insight and fresh perspective on these matters. Realistic goals can be achieved, this may mean feeling more in control and so more content there.
Social situations, loss, family difficulties, or maybe work-related. You may have people around you but still feel isolated or lonely with your feelings or thoughts, or you may have lost a loved one through bereavement. I am qualified to help you through these issues.
Again maybe social, family or work-related. You may feel victimised in the work-place or at home, or would like to feel more accepted by friends perhaps. Your own self-worth really does matter.
'Weighing up the odds' and exploring big decisions: work, relationships, social. The stress of these can affect us, making sense of your choices and demands can make them more manageable.
Fees £40.00 - 50 mins.
I meet you professionally and discreetly here at Wellspring where there are comfortable rooms that are private and sound-proof.
Access using public transport
Wellspring is based near Hillsboro' corner Sheffield.
There is tram stop and also a bus stop near the premises.
If you are arriving by car there is on-street parking nearby then a 2 minute walk to Wellspring.
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to Wellspring.