Satya McBirnie MBACP, BA (hons), Post Grad Dip.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of counselling and psychotherapy) with extensive experience of working with a wide range of issues including; anxiety, panic disorders, relationship issues, depression, addiction issues and past or present trauma.
Life at times, can feel overwhelmingly difficult to navigate. Whether this is due to a seemingly unmanageable reaction to a life event (past or present), or a general sense of anxiety and dissatisfaction, talking to someone outside of your friends and family circle who is trained and experienced can help you to make new choices and experience a different way of living that is more fulfilling and rewarding.
I offer a safe and confidential space where you can be supported to explore whatever is troubling you.
Finding a therapist can be a daunting task, with this in mind I offer a reduced fee initial session. In this session you will hopefully gain a sense of how I work and whether you consider it will be helpful for you. I belong to an extensive network of therapists and am always happy to discuss an onward referral.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have significant experience of working in private practice offering counselling and psychotherapy, supporting people both short and long term with a wide range of presenting issues.
In addition to the above, I have over 25 years years experience of delivering specialist individual counselling and group work sessions for people troubled by addiction issues.
I hold the following qualifications
BA hons Counseling
BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Counseling
Advanced Counseling skills certificate
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
Individual sessions last 50 minutes and are charged at £70 (concessions are sometimes available for people on low income so please inquire).
Payment can be made by BACS transfer in advance or cash/cheque at the end of each session.
Cancellations with less than 5 days notice will be charged at full price.
In addition to my extensive work experience I have also traveled widely, experiencing different cultures and lifestyles.