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MBACP
Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6

About me

I work with individuals and couples experiencing emotional and relationship difficulties. I also have a particular interest in issues relating to fertility, pregnancy and early parenthood.

My background Before completing my counselling studies at the University of Worcester, I spent two decades in the NHS, working in London teaching hospitals as a senior nurse in oncology.

I have also been a volunteer with the Homestart charity, supporting vulnerable families experiencing relationship breakdown, domestic abuse and other challenges.

What counselling can offer It can be very helpful to have a regular space in which to explore what is troubling us and potentially holding us back from fully engaging with life. Our earliest relationships play a large part in influencing the nature of the ones that we have throughout life. As a result there may be patterns of behaviour we repeat that prevent us from forming meaningful relationships or sabotaging the ones we have. Fear of intimacy, longstanding un-fulfilment and compromise can stand in the way of our personal development.

Change can be brought about through having the opportunity to talk to someone about such difficulties who will listen without judgement. Being fully heard and understood can be a transforming experience as you develop new self awareness and gain clarity and insight in to your thoughts and feelings.

This process can also help you to learn to live alongside those aspects of life that cannot be changed.

As a member of the BACP, I adhere to its ethical framework and my practice is overseen by an experienced counselling supervisor.

Sessions It might be that you find a few sessions are sufficient to achieve what you you would like to from the work. Sometimes issues require focusing on at a greater depth and longer term work is beneficial. I see clients weekly in a local community centre, centrally located with plenty of free and reasonably priced parking available. An initial consultation is provided to help a potential client decide whether what is offered is right for them.

If you feel that this is a path you would like to take, please email me via this website.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdSc in Counselling-University of Worcester

MBACP

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

Additional information

Each session currently costs £40 for individuals and £60 for couples.

Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Siobhan Ray

Siobhan Ray