Ryan Pollard MBACP
Counselling and therapy as a whole can sometimes be a daunting prospect. Choosing a therapist in the first instance can be difficult in itself. The fact that you have chosen to take steps toward caring for your own well-being and acknowledging that it is not always possible to cope with life's strains on your own is the the first step toward making powerful, lasting changes.
The counselling process is something very personal, which belongs to you and you only. It is an opportunity to contemplate aspects of your life that you may be finding difficult to manage or are struggling to overcome. Counselling allows you the space and time needed to fully explore these thoughts and emotions, in a calm and supportive environment.
Together we will look at how you perceive the world, emotionally and intellectually, with the aim to discover and create new ways to approach situations with confidence and a greater sense of control.
I do respect that it is not easy to be able to accept and explore inner fears and anxieties, and it takes courage to do so. We will approach this together, at your own pace, with you at the heart of the process, whatever the outcome.
I also offer online Skype Counselling
Online Counselling will give you the opportunity to experience therapy when meeting face to face is just not possible. Factors such as time restrictions, family obligations or life expectations may hinder the possibility of therapy. Online Skype Therapy could be the solution to off set these obstacles.
Receiving counselling from your home, in a familiar, comfortable environment is a convenient way to experience the therapeutic process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been helping clients navigate difficult life obstacles for a number of years. My experience has brought me to work with people from diverse backgrounds, all of which requiring different therapeutic needs. I believe I have been able to offer a safe and trusting environment in order for clients to feel they are able to explore their inner mental processes in a calm and pragmatic way.
I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree, with Honors, in Counselling & Therapeutic Studies, and also a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Since graduating, I was a proud member of the Bradford Counselling Services team for many years which has given me the invaluable experience needed to fully understand what is needed to be an effective, attentive Counsellor.
I am now based in Leeds offering private one to one Counselling.
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
I offer an initial £10 consultation, (no charge for Online Skype) lasting 30 minutes. Here we can discuss your therapeutic needs and expectations, with no obligation. This session will also give you the opportunity to decide whether you wish to take me on as your Counsellor.
If you do decide that we could work together, my fee will be £45 for 50 minute face to face sessions and £40 Online Skype sessions.
For further information and availability please contact me by telephone or email.
Mobile: 07516 195137