Siobhan Howse. BA honours counsellor/Psychotherapist. Accredited(MBACP)
I am a humanistic counsellor and my core approach is person-centred.My hope as a person-centred counsellor is to offer you a space where you can explore your feelings and emotions in a safe non-nonjudgemental way. I will always ensure that the relationship is a collaborative one and you will remain at the centre of the work. I trust in my clients that they can make their own choices in life. I will always work to my client's agenda and not direct the session in anyway.
I can understand that it can be very difficult to talk to family and friends in a time of crisis and this is why I hope to offer you a different type of relationship. One where you may feel warmth, listened to and understood. One where you will be valued and appreciated unconditionally.
I am a registered accredited member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy.(BACP).
I offer both short term and long term counselling.
I also offer telephone counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA honours degree in Therapeutic counselling.
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling for children and young people.
Level 4 Dipolma in Therapeutic counselling.
Level 3 certificate in counselling Studies.
Level 2 certificate in counselling skills.
Group facilitation Training
Mental Health First Aid Course
Female Genital Mutilation Training
Child Sexual Exploitation Training
Vulnerable Adult's and Child Safe- Guarding Training
Working Creatively with Children and Young People
MET and MI Training
I am also a registered accredited member of the BACP and have completed the BACP certificate of proficiency.
I will always work to the BACP ethical framework as this underpins my work with my clients. It ensures that i am working ethically and safely at all times.
I have regular clinical supervision and i am commited to undertaking regular continuing professional development.
I am also a CPCAB tutor and I am currently working in a counselling training centre.
I work with children, young people and adults. I have experince in working with autism and ADHD. I have worked in a number of different settings including schools and various counselling organisations. I have experinece in working with mental health and substance misuse.This has been in a community setting and also a residential setting.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I would be offering a 50 minute session for £40.00
This is negotiable depending on your financial situation.
I would also offer trainee counsellor's a 50 minute session for £30.00
I work from a few different locations which are Rochester, Gillingham and Gravesend.