Stephanie Humphreys - MBACP, Dip.Counselling, BA Hons
During these times I will be offering sessions via or telephone or video call.
I am a registered BACP therapist and fully qualified person centred counsellor. I have several years of experience working with adults and young people.
I am compassionate, friendly , non- judgemental and committed to offering a safe, confidential space for you to be heard.
I work with clients with a vast range of issues from anxiety disorders, intrusive thoughts, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, loss of direction/ motivation and general stresses of life.
How can therapy help ?
Do you struggle with feelings of anxiety self doubt and unable to switch off unwanted thoughts?
Do you ever feel yourself stuck , feel a loss of direction or caught in a negative cycle and low mood.
Are these difficulties causing you obstacles in preventing you from moving towards you’re desired goals or the life you truly deserve.
If you feel you can relate to the above statements talking to someone could benefit you in moving forward in a positive way.
I understand making the decision to access therapy can be a daunting process. It’s completely normal to feel nervous. As someone who has benefited from therapy and coaching in the past I know that feeling of uncertainty yet I also know first hand how valuable taking those steps can be.
I believe finding the right therapist is one of the most important parts of counselling this is why I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation giving you the chance to ask any questions or concerns you have and discuss what it is you would hope to gain from having counselling, this is also an opportunity for to get an idea if I am the right counsellor for you. If you feel happy to continue we can arrange an initial first session and gently progress from there.
Alternatively I am more than happy to answer any questions via email.
Benefits of therapy
Therapy has many benefits. Having someone impartial to offer a safe confidential space to be heard and understood is invaluable. Therapy allows you to gain better understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and empowers you to explore new ways of thinking.
My overall aim is to ensure you are heard and valued whilst working towards developing a better understanding of yourself.
My main focus is to gain an understanding of your needs and offer you the space to explore any thoughts, feelings or life situations that you may be finding difficult. Whilst working towards the best possible solution for you to move forward.
I work as an integrative person centred counsellor which allows me to use techniques from other therapeutic models. Allowing you to develop better coping strategies which will help towards building confidence and emotional resilience around the presenting issues.
Change can happen and things can get better.
The most common feedback I receive off clients is that I am patient , genuine, down to earth and ‘real talking’
Training, qualifications & experience
- Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling: Levels 3, 4 & 5
- Treating GAD & Panic Disorder
- Counselling for anxiety
- Counselling for depression
- MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)
- Youth MHFA
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
20 minute telephone consultation: FREE
Telephone/online session: £50
Face to face session: £55
All sessions are per 50 minutes
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
I offer both short term 6-12 sessions and long term therapy.
Concessions offered for
I have previously worked for counselling services such as Talk, listen , change and Blu Sci working closely with adults with a different range of issues.
Prior to this I have had several years experience of working within schools and colleges. During this time I assisted pastoral teams and worked closely with students supporting their emotional wellbeing which included devising and leading emotional resiliency workshops.