About me

I am an experienced BACP accredited Integrative therapist and supervisor, this means that the approach I use is uniquely tailored to fit your needs and preferences session to session. Having worked as a senior therapist at the Priory Hospital and Wellbeing Centre I have extensive knowledge of supporting people with an array of difficulties, providing group and one-to-one therapy on a short- or long-term basis.

Therapy is immensely beneficial in providing a safe space to explore and express difficult thoughts and feelings. It can also provide an opportunity to explore how past experiences might be impacting the present and can be instrumental in uncovering and adjusting long-held self-limiting beliefs and behavioral patterns. This can bring about change, personal growth and lead to a much happier and productive life.

I also provide general wellbeing coaching which includes stress reduction coaching and return to work coaching. This is a shorter-term approach which is specifically focused on guiding individuals in the direction of improved and sustained mental wellbeing. This is achieved through enhanced self-awareness, the creation of value lead goals and strategies to optimise life balance. Wellbeing Coaching can be particularly useful for those who wish to focus on the here and now as a means of reducing stress and fatigue.

If you would like to take the next step please feel free to contact me for an informal telephone consultation. You can also find further information at thrivetherapyservices.co.uk

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Training, qualifications & experience

Having originally graduated with an MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Staffordshire University I later completed an L5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Skills and Theory and a Diploma in Performance Coaching and NLP. In addition, I have undergone various training courses including Transactional Analysis (TA), Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy. I also integrate Polyvagal Theory into all elements of my practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Polyvagal Informed Therapy

In addition to an Integrative approach to your individual therapy needs, I also offer targeted sessions informed by Polyvagal Theory .  Simply speaking Polyvagal Theory explains how our nervous system can, without our awareness,  trigger uncomfortable and inappropriate emotional responses. This can hijack our thoughts and behaviors at any given moment. You might be familiar with this experience, if you relate to feeling like you are on a roller-coaster or emotions, feeling constantly disconnected, eternally on edge or quick to anger etc.

Polyvagal informed therapy is a little more structed than Integrative sessions, as it specifically focuses on your emotional management from a physiological level without the need to explore the specifics of your situation. Sessions begin by helping you to understand the workings of the nervous system in simple and practical terms. Later I will support you in moving to map your unique emotional responses, including your danger and safety cues, as a means of resourcing you with the tools to gain improved emotional stability for the long term.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss what approach might best suit your needs.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Sessions are charged at a rate of £70 per 60-minute session. AVIVA, AXA PPP and Vitality Healthcare Insurance is accepted.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

Polyvagal Informed Therapy


I also offer targeted sessions informed by Polyvagal Theory. Simply speaking Polyvagal Theory explains how our nervous system can, without our awareness, trigger uncomfortable and inappropriate emotional responses. This process can hijack our thoughts, feelings and behaviors at any given moment, but can be particularly problematic when we get stuck in a certain type of response. You might be familiar with this experience, if you relate to feeling like you are on a roller-coaster or emotions, maybe you feel constantly disconnected, eternally on edge or quick to anger etc. More formally you may have been given a diagnosis of anxiety or depression.

Polyvagal informed therapy is a little more structed than Integrative sessions, as it specifically focuses on your emotional management, from a physiological level without the need to explore the specifics of your situation. Sessions begin by helping you to understand the workings of the nervous system in simple and practical terms. Later I will support you in moving to map your unique emotional responses, including your danger and safety cues. The aim will be to increase your emotional stability and flexibility thought the application of simple yet effective tools and techniques.


Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss what approach might best suit your needs.

Plaitford
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

There are two steps to access the therapy room.

Supervision

I am a fully qualified supervisor with an OCN accredited certificate supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Stacey Douglas

Stacey Douglas