Stephanie Hutchinson

Glasgow, G12

About me

The late Maya Angelou said ’You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.’  It's a comforting theory and I agree that we do have choices to make in how we respond to life's events - however I also know how difficult it can be to figure out things out by oneself.

You might know what is causing you concern or you might be someone who thinks that in fact, nothing extreme has happened to you, that you have a lot to be grateful for and yet, you just feel ‘blah’ too much of the time and can’t put your finger on why.

To help people do the figuring out, work through any struggles and/or get more connected with their own sense of personal power, self-worth and self-compassion, I can offer one to one counselling as well as personal development coaching in groups or individually - incorporating the Person Centred Approach, therapeutic creative action methods and the Daring Way™ curriculum: Daring Greatly, Rising Strong and The Gifts of Imperfection.   

The Daring Way™ curriculum are based on the research and books of Dr Brené Brown and are insightful frameworks to expand emotional vocabulary and therefore increase people’s understanding of their reactions to life's challenges.  The programmes also provide some really useful practices that can help us reframe the way we see ourselves, the way we experience others, and our beliefs about how we can be in the world.    I am offering each of the Daring Way™ programmes ONLINE during January to June 2022.   Gifts of Imperfection will be January - March, Daring Greatly across February and March and Rising Strong May - June.   Please email me for more information.  

Although I have experience with a wide variety of issues through a previous role as a telephone counsellor and a small private practice, I never presume to know anyone better than they know themselves. In my sessions and workshops I aim to offer a respectful and accepting environment and remain curious and to engage with every individual client in a way that best supports them to share and explore their story.

A bit of background on me:

Having been on the planet a fair while, I also bring to my role of counsellor a decent amount of what seems to be known as ‘life experience’.  My previous careers include working in Paris as an au pair, teaching English as a second language, being a boutique shoe shop assistant, a data entry worker and most recently a television producer.

I've been known to describe myself as having Scottish and Austrian DNA with Antipodean ENA * (which is really just a fancy way of saying that I was born and raised in New Zealand to immigrant parents!) *Environmentally Nurtured Attitude/Accent!

Finally, I myself enter into counselling and psychotherapy from time to time as I am a firm believer that just as there is value in finding a physical regime to maintain a resilient body, so there is in undertaking some emotional 'working out' to build a resilient mind and spirit.

Training, qualifications & experience

A registered member of the BACP I am trained in the Person-Centred Approach with a PG Diploma in Counselling from Strathclyde where the counsellor aims to nurture each client’s sense of personal power. I abide by the BACP’s ethical framework which includes regular supervision.

I am also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator which is a methodology based on the research of Dr Brené Brown. It covers themes such as worthiness, belonging, shame, vulnerability and emotional resilience which can be a really helpful starting point of exploration. Learn more here:  http://thedaringway.com/about/  This can be incorporated into person centred counselling sessions or offered as an 8 week personal development course - in groups, pairs or individually.

I have also studied with the Northern School of Psychodrama - developing my psychotherapeutic skills and training in the use of creative action methods to assist in the development of self-awareness and individual growth.

Group facilitation is also a passion of mine and I have trained in Person-Centred Group Facilitation and in Gestalt Group Facilitation.

Member organisations

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

Imposter Syndrome

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My standard fee is £45 per 50 minute session.  Concessions may be available by negotiation.

I also charge a slightly higher rate for one to one sessions based on The Daring Way™ as I find these need 60 minute sessions.

From personal experience I know that finding a helping professional who feels like a good fit can be a bit hit and miss so - and it can take some working out. For me collaboration is key, so by all means, contact me if you would like to organise an initial 20 minute phone or Zoom call to discuss your situation and see if you feel we could work together.

Availability

I am currently have very limited capacity in terms of one to one work. 

I am offering Daring Way™ groups from January to June 2022.  Please contact me for for more information 

Further information

Website coming soon. Meantime please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Stephanie Hutchinson

Stephanie Hutchinson