Dip. Couns, MBACP
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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)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
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
When I work
Please give me a ring/text on 07730712581 or email me here for more information and an informal first chat.