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PG Dip MBACP

About me

Hello my name is Scott, I'm a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working out of East Grinstead, with experience of working with adolescents and adults. For me therapy is about focusing on what enables and empowers individuals to be who they are. I believe passionately that this is possible by opening ourselves up to a process which encourages the client to explore what individuality means to them in relationship with other.

Finding the right therapist can be daunting, especially if you're unsure as to what you want out of therapy. One of our greatest needs as human beings is to be noticed, to feel heard and valued for who we are and the first steps to bringing about change are through greater awareness and the power of meaning. If these ideas mobilise something inside of you and you feel driven to get more both from your intimate and professional relationships then give me call or send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered therapist who has a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Brighton University. I subscribe to the BACP and their Code of Ethics and Professional practice. For ten years I worked as a senior manager in special education, specifically working with adolescents and children who have educational statements around emotional and behavioural difficulties. I am an accredited mediator with CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) and have worked as a behavioural consultant with various organisations around improving their dispute resolution processes. As well as having a private practice in Lingfield and East Grinstead I work on a voluntary basis as a psychotherapeutic counsellor for two NHS medical centres in South London. I have a passion for working alongside and with difference and diversity, specifically with individuals and groups that feel marginalised and disaffected with society. This has led me to develop a particular interest and focus on Anger Management and Conflict and raising individuals awareness as to how they make contact with people both in their private and professional life.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

A session lasts 50 minutes and takes place at an agreed time and venue on a weekly basis.

A session is £50.

Sliding scales are offered if and where appropriate, for example if you are on a low income or are a trainee counsellor.

Further information

Testimonials

We can’t thank you enough for the help that you have given *****. You have showed real empathy and patience, both to him and us as a family. We have felt really supported at a time when ***** was struggling to come to terms with so many things in his life. You have given him strategies to deal with life problems and helped him understand that what he was going through is normal. He felt safe and you really did click with him. We am sure there will be other difficult times again but we are confident that we all have the tools to better deal with them.

Thank you once again, it is incredible to have our ‘little boy’ back again.

East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19

Type of session

In person
Online
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access, therapeutic space on ground level.

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