Siobhan Long MBACP. Dip. Couns.
I work privately providing a safe, open and supportive environment for individuals and children to work with and understand their concerns offering both long and short term counselling.
HOW I WORK
Although I qualified as a integrative counsellor I am very humanistic lead. I feel we all have an inbuilt capacity to grow and achieve our full potential just sometimes life is so busy we don't give ourselves time. Different individuals and concerns need different sorts of help; it's about getting it into perspective and problem solving. I also work CBT and psychodynamic. I undertake to provide a greater sense of self understanding and well-being and work towards enabling you to live in a more satisfying and resourceful way.
My journey into counselling began in 2001. I was working for a charity called NABS my role was to support graduates/postgraduates getting into or changing direction within the communications industry. Our initial consultations would invariably bring up concerns about confidence and presentation skills but underlying was a lot of emotion, fear and anxiety. I felt in order for me to give my clients the best service I needed to build on my listening and empathic skills.
Counselling was the solution and over the next 4 years I worked for MIND and Camden, City, Westminster and Islington Bereavement service where I gained a great deal of experience across all spectrum of mental health concerns as well as intense training in bereavement counselling. I qualified and gained my advanced diploma in therapeutic counselling in 2005.
I also set up in house counselling service at NABS this gave me the encouragement to go a set up my private practice which has now been up and running for the last 2 years. Together with my private practise I facilitate with another colleague a peer group called "Hertfordshire Therapist Group" which meets on a monthly basis. In addition I also work as a counsellor one day a week at a primary school in Harlow which I find extremely rewarding.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in counselling training
- Advanced certificate in counselling skills and theory
- Certificate in counselling skills - children and adolescents
- Advanced Diploma in therapeutic counselling
- Mental Health and Bereavement training with both Mind, Camden,City, Islington and Westminster bereavement service.
- Place2be - Play and Art Therapy( primary school children)
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to its ethical framework for good practice.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialise in Mental health Issue, Bereavement, Depression, Redundancy, Relationship issues, Abuse, Family issues, Stress, Anxiety, ADHD,PTSD
To make an appointment please contact me on:
Adults: Initial 50 minute assessment session where we can both explore and identify your needs and also to confirm if my theoretical approach suits you.
For Children: The initial appointment is with parents or carers of a child, giving the opportunity to discuss the difficulties in detail and decide what might be helpful. Sessions are then booked for the child if appropriate. I meet with parents to review and support the work on a regular basis.
Initial Consultation: £50
50 minute session: £50
Your 50 minute session is allocated on a set day and on a weekly basis. If for whatever reason you are unable to make a session I need 48 hours cancellation notice.
I work within the BACP ethical framework so I have regular supervision. As well as been a member of the BACP I also have full indemnity insurance adhere to confidentiality within the BACP practises.
I do set up a contract with my clients and all contents would be explained in our initial session. I also strive to keep myself abreast of any updates within counselling field from CDP and Monthly BACP publication Therapy today.
Appointments are available from my clinic at Back to Health Hertford which is located at 57 Railway Street, Hertford, SG14 1BA.