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Shelley Thompson, Prof Lev 5 Dip. MBACP.

Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 1SA
07476 444595 07476 444595

About me

Sometimes life can be overwhelming. This can present itself in many ways; Depression, anxiety, loss of hope, feeling lost. These feelings can manifest themselves in confusing, unconscious, habitual behaviour or a sense of internal conflict. Sometimes we feel stuck, trapped and unable to move forward.

Counselling creates an contained space with vital components for personal growth within a safe, nurturing setting. Inviting clients to explore their internal world, increase their self awareness, while feeling supported through the process. This can make way for real, meaningful change and clarity.

My name is Shelley, I am a genuine, trustworthy, compassionate person. Who is dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgemental, confidential and supportive environment. I work with my clients with empathy to gain an understanding of their experiences, to enable them to feel heard and held through what can be very difficult emotions. I work with clients to help them to access their inner resources, helping them plant seeds for growth or light at the end of the tunnel. I'm an experienced counsellor/ psychotherapist who delivers a warm, professional and affordable service.

I am an integrative counsellor; which means I work with several modalities:

●psychodynamic
Exploration of conscious and unconscious material. Childhood experience.
●CBT
Unpicking thought and behaviour patterns.
●Person- centered
Providing a safe space, for self actualisation
●Gestalt
Experiential
●Transactional Analysis

I am also a trained yoga teacher, and have a passion for work with the mind/body connection in relation to trauma, CPTSD, general anxiety disorder and depression.

As a believer in the saying 'one size does not fit all' and an insight into just how unique and individual peoples needs, circumstance, history and perception can be. It can be beneficial to clients to be flexible in approach and work with what fits the client.

I can offer long or short term counselling.
I also can provide home visits where needed.
Telephone counselling available.

Skype sessions available.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor an have a level 5 professional diploma in therapeutic counselling.
NCFE level 2 certificate in counselling skills and theory
NCFE level 3 certificate in counselling skills and theory

I have some extra training in resolving panic attacks an PTSD - fusion therapeutic coaching.

As well as private practice. I am volunteer one to one counsellor within a residential rehabilitation centre and have experience of working with a diverse client base - with a wide range of difficulties.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood trauma
Relatives of substance abusers

Complex post traumatic disorder

Substance issues

Emotional/coercive abuse

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

At Seedling you will be offered a free 30 minute meet and greet session. Giving clients the opportunity to make an informed choice, with the option of meeting me and experiencing a glimpse of what might be expected from therapy. This is a no obligation session.

Fees are on a sliding scale, depending on individual circumstance.
£20-45 per 50 minute session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

I am a full member of the British association for counsellors and psychotherapists and I adhere to their code of ethics and principles.

I am committed to my continuing professional development. I attend regular supervision to ensure safe practice.

I have adequate insurance.

Seedlings are based in a comfortable, private counselling room. With parking available.

22a Albion Street
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU6 1SA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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 user access

Availability

Available week days and evenings 9.30 am-8.30 pm. Also available weekends daytime 10 am -4 pm. Home visits are available from 10 am-8.30 pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults

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Shelley Thompson, Prof Lev 5 Dip. MBACP.

Shelley Thompson, Prof Lev 5 Dip. MBACP.