BACP ~ Be You Therapy
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Hi, I'm Shaun, I am a qualified, experienced person-centred therapeutic counsellor.
I appreciate that personal situations can be extremely difficult and overwhelming.
As an empathic, non-judgemental and professional therapeutic counsellor, I am here to assist you on your personal journey. My aim is to provide a safe, confidential space to assist you in working through your individual needs.
I work using an integrative approach, meaning I incorporate skills from a range of approaches including person-centred, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and gestalt therapy.
I am here to help you, so please contact me with any concerns you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the BACP, and I work within the BACP framework for ethical practice providing counselling to adults and young people over the age of 16.
I work within a specialist substance misuse agency and work privately within the Bridgend area. I have considerable, ongoing experience working with addictions, anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, personal and work-related stress and trauma.
I have 7 years of ongoing experience within a charitable drug and alcohol/mental health/wellbeing organisation where I am employed as a therapeutic counsellor.
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling / Therapy Level 5
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling / Therapy Level 4
- NVQ in Counselling Theories Level 3
- NVQ in Counselling Skills & Integrative Theories Level 2
- NVQ in Counselling Skills & Theories Level 1
- Advanced Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Trauma, The Brain & Recovery
- Domestic Abuse
- Dual Diagnosis Training
- Harm Reduction within Substance Use
- SMART Recovery
- Blood Bourne Viruses and HIV Training
- Pre and post counselling of Blood Bourne Viruses
- Steroid and Image Enhancing Drugs
- Protection of Vulnerable Adults
- Protection of Vulnerable Children with Disabilities
- Safeguarding Children
As a counsellor, I also undertake regular continuous professional development (CPD) to expand my skills and knowledge.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Sessions are charged at £40 per hour.
Discounts available for students, trainee counsellors and old age pensioners - prices are negotiable so please do get in touch.
When I work
I provide private sessions late afternoon, evenings and weekends. Please get in touch to check my availability.
I currently offer sessions by telephone and face to face (where possible).
Social distancing and Covid guidelines in place.