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MBACP Adv Dip In Integrative Counselling
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6

About me

Finding a suitable counsellor for the first time can be a daunting task for some of us. You may worry if the counsellor would be accepting and supporting of you or will I be judged!! Please get in touch with me for an informal confidential chat.

One way of finding out is to have an initial meeting with a counsellor and have a chat about the counsellors way of working also about your needs and how the counsellor can support you. For this reason I offer an initial free 50 minute session which would enable the client to get to know the process and helps alleviate any doubts. After which the length and frequency could be discussed.

I work at a pace that works best for my client and in a client centred way. My main focus would be to listen to my client so that she/he feels heard and supported as their concerns are discussed and explored. I aim to provide a non judgemental and confidential space where my client can feel safe. Each individual takes up counselling for different reasons and hence I strive to work in a way that is suitable and helpful for that individual.

Due to the pandemic the sessions are currently online. I have experience working with issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, childhood trauma and many more.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.

Member organisations


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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Usual charges are 50 GBP per hour. Please do not hesitate to ask if concessions are available at the moment.

When I work

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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6

Type of session

Shilpa Kurakula

Shilpa Kurakula