Stephanie Carr- FdA Intergrative Counselling, MBACP
Hello my name is Stephanie and if you are reading this I would like to welcome you in making the first steps in accessing support. The last 18 months have been an extraordinarily difficult set of circumstances and I would like to let you know that you are not alone and the anxious and depressive feelings that you may be experiencing are completely understandable. If you feel ready to seek support from a professional, I will ensure to put your needs first by offering you the space and time to make sense of what is and has been going on for you.
I am registered with the BACP as a fully qualified integrative counsellor offering a professional, friendly, safe and effective space in Kings Norton. Practicing as an integrative counsellor is a recognition that there is not a 'one size fits all' approach to therapy. I see each client as an individual and treat them accordingly. My aim is to assist in developing enough support and insight to help you find yourself and to support you in making the choices you truly want.
My First Session
An informal assessment will be conducted for our first 50 min session in order to provide the time and space to properly consider what has brought you to therapy. This initial session also provides a chance for us to meet, for me to find out more about what has brought you to therapy, and for us to decide whether counselling, with me, is the best way forward.
Sessions take place at The Health and Wellbeing Centre in Kings Norton, which provides a range of health and wellbeing services through qualified and experienced practitioners.
The centre is currently open during lockdown for essential services such as supporting mental health issues. The centre has spent a lot of time planning how we can open safely during this crisis, focusing on the safety of both staff and clients. We have formulated a 'Covid-19 safeguarding protocol' which we hope will re-assure you that we are taking all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of spreading infection.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training includes a foundation degree in integrative counselling (with distinction) and currently studying for a MSc in Integrative Counselling to become a psychotherapist. My 4 years counselling experience, combined with my own life experiences and journey through personal therapy has provided me with additional understanding and empathy on how it feels to be in the client’s chair.
Currently studying: Master's degree Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies MSc (UKCP Accredited), 2020 – 2023
BACP registration, 2020
Foundation Degree Intergrative Counselling (BACP Accredited), 2017-2020
Introductory Certificate in Counselling, 2017
The Integrative Counselling Foundation Degree has given me an in-depth understanding into the significance of the counselling relationship, in placing the client at the centre of the way I work. Through a balance of discovering relevant theory, placement practice, personal and group reflection has broadened my understanding of what counselling is for me, in developing my own coherent integrative model.
My primary aim of undertaking the MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies is to facilitate my academic and practical professional development further and as part of the requirements for professional registration as a Psychotherapist.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
My first session
First assessment sessions are charged at £25 and if you feel pursuing a therapeutic relationship is right for you, then a £20 deposit will be taken on that day to secure your next session.
50 minute sessions are charged at £40
Please phone or email to make an initial appointment - I will return any calls or messages as soon as possible.
I prefer to have a brief phone conversation prior to offering an appointment, in order that I can check if I feel able to help. This is free and without any obligations.