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Counsellor/Psychotherapist BSc (Hons) MBACP

About me

Who am I and why come to therapy?

I am Scott and I am a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Challenges that life brings can at times make us feel that we can't move forward. Therapy gives us the chance to reach out to someone who can help us. Sometimes we want to change but don't have the tools to do it by ourselves. Therapy enables us to discover who we truly are, to heal old wounds, and move on to the next stage in our lives, becoming who we were meant to be and allowing us to live our lives to our full potential.

What I believe and how I can help you.

I fundamentally believe that all of us have the ability to change to become the best version of ourselves, whatever that may be. Each of us is beautifully unique and I embrace that uniqueness. I believe that true change occurs when people are offered a relationship that is different to what they have experienced before. This is why I offer my clients a relationship based on empathy, understanding and that is non-judgmental, where you can explore your feelings and experiences safely and where we face them together. I am trained to integrate different theories of psychotherapy so that we can gain a greater insight into what you have experienced and what is going on in the present moment.

I can work both long and short term depending on what issues you would like to bring to therapy. 

What to do next.

To find out more please visit my website.

I understand that taking the first step and approaching a therapist can be daunting, but please know that my priority is you and you getting what you need, there is no pressure. If you would like to know more about how I work then please contact me either via phone or email and I will answer any questions that you may have and if you are happy, we can then book your initial therapy session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Completed over 500 hours of client work
  • 2 years experience as a Counsellor with Cedar Counselling Birmingham
  • Client Assessor for Cedar Counselling Birmingham
  • Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Polyvagal Theory: Online Workshop
  • Introduction to Couples Counselling
  • NCFE Counselling Skills Certificate 
  • Full Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service previously Criminal Records Bureau)

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

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

It is my belief that professional therapy should be widely available, so please  speak to me about concessionary rates

When I work

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Further information

I am more than happy to conduct therapy online via Zoom. So I am more than happy to offer therapy to clients that live all around the world.

Walsall, West Midlands, WS3

Type of session

In person
Online
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom