I'm Siobhan, a counsellor who strongly believes in providing a safe, warm, non-judgemental space for you, the client to talk. Life can often take us by surprise and change can be difficult. This can affect our behaviour even if we may not be aware of the reasons why. I am here to enable you to try and make sense of this and any issues you feel you need to talk about.
I understand the courage it takes to make that first step but I am here to listen. I am flexible in my approach and can offer long term, open ended and brief intervention counselling depending on what you need.
How to get started...
I am currently working on the phone, via Zoom or Skype and am available for face to face sessions. If you are not sure what to do next just phone (07730712581) or email me and I am very happy to have a chat with you about your expectations, what you may need from the counselling and what the next steps are. If I am not available to take your call just leave your name, number and a brief message and I will contact you within 2 working days.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in counselling and am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) I have experience in seeing clients with a wide variety of presenting issues, including, abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, shame and suicidal ideation. My background is in addiction, trauma and general counselling. I have worked at The Nelson Trust, Carers Gloucestershire and Listening Post. I have also worked at ARA, Addiction Recovery Agency, counselling individuals who have problems with gambling or are affected by someone who does. I also teach and am currently teaching counselling students at Gloucestershire college, which I love.
I am an integrated counsellor, (Psychodynamic and Person-Centered theory) who works in a relational way, but belive in the importance of tailoring my approach to the needs of my client. During our time together we can explore your past and how that can and has affected your present, doing this in an accepting, safe, non-judgemental environment so that you as the client can feel in control. This can enable you to understand yourself more fully, leading to greater self-awareness and an increased level of self-acceptance.
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
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
Please contact me via phone or email for an initial free chat and we can take it from there.
£45 an assessment
£45 per 50 minute session
Please give me a ring/text on 07730712581 or email me here for more information and an informal first chat.