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Simon Dowling Counselling MBACP(Reg)

Telford, Shropshire, TF1 5AN
07565 672971 07565 672971

About me

Counselling is a non-judgemental therapeutic process. This involves me listening to you and us working together to overcome the personal obstacles and challenges you are facing or fearing.

I am an Integrative Counsellor incorporating: Person-centered therapy, Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Creative therapy and Gestalt.

Upon making initial contact there will be a free telephone consultation. This is where you will have the opportunity to share what is happening for you. After listening to you I will explain how I work and what you can expect from therapy.

At this point we will book a convenient time for our first face to face session. This will be held either online or at my office situated in the Glebe Centre, Telford. I will usually email or post my privacy policy and contract for you to read through ready to bring to our first session. If you have any questions I am very happy to answer them.

Our first session is where the work really starts to begin, I will listen to you as you share your story in more detail. It is important to note that as the counsellor I do not give advice, together we look at each perspective and talk about how you feel about them before you make the decision. You are in full control of each session.

Therapy is about relationship, it is important you feel at ease in the room. The information you share with me is always kept confidential.

After six sessions we will review how things are progressing and plan future sessions accordingly.

At times in our sessions I may use creative therapy, I will explain in full of what I plan to do and with your consent will move forward with the planned intervention. Again, noting that you are in full control of each and every session.

Training, qualifications & experience

NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills

NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills & Theory

AIM Awards Level 4 Approaches to Counselling Children & Young People

Diploma of Higher Education- Counselling

Enhanced DBS (Subscription Service)

Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Our first telephone consultation is free, after this a 50 minute session either online or face to face is £45.00

Further information

I may, with your permission use creative interventions during our sessions.

Ketley Parish Council
Holyhead Road
Ketley
Telford
Shropshire
TF1 5AN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

There are disabled parking bays available at the entrance, and accessible toilets on the ground floor.

Availability

Suitable dates and times to be discussed at point of contact.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Simon Dowling Counselling MBACP(Reg)

Simon Dowling Counselling MBACP(Reg)