Stephen Thompson

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Bury, Lancashire, M45
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About me

I am a fully accredited counsellor with the NCPS. and a full BACP member. I offer one to one counselling online via  ZOOM and via the telephone- I have a passion for supporting those who may have gone through the mental health system- having spent a number of years working across NORTHWEST MANCHESTER in mainly acute services.  I also have  experience of working with low mood.(depression) anxiety. sexual trauma. various  kinds of loss/grief  - as a therapist I believe all parts of a person are important and should be explored in counselling eg BODY WORK which is just as important as emotions/ feelings especially  as trauma is mainly held in the BODY.  My counselling sessions are NOT rushed and YOUR needs are my focus as we seek to use counselling as a process to help YOU address what is important to YOU - I had counselling myself when I  was in my twenties for about a year ( before I  was a COUNSELLOR)- so I  know first hand how difficult it can be opening up to a stranger about a vulnerable issue. having been through the process myself - I know it can make a lasting difference I am still using the tools counselling gave me to make more choices in line with my values. I wanted to be honest in sharing "my  lived  experience" to show that with the right support you can make it through your present difficulties just as I did.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in counselling 2010. 
  • Post abortion modal 20011.
  • Creative therapy - pregnancy counselling 2011.
  • Post graduate - working with children and families 2012.
  • Trauma and the body - somatisation and dissociation 2013. 
  • Certificate in therapeutic counselling skills for young people 2013.
  • Applied suicide intervention skills training 2014. Mental health first aid 2014.
  • Working in the community, care certificate 2015
  • Certificate in supervision- MANCHESTER Institute of Psychotherapy 2016.
  • Foundation course - understanding & working with traumatic dissociation 2018.
  • Certificate in online telephone counselling (BACP approved) 2020.
  • Certificate in couples counselling ( BACP approved) 2020.
  • Certificate in working creatively covering - grounding and stabilisation (CPCAB endorsed ) 2022.
  • Certificate understanding personality disorders and diagnosis 2022.
  • Walk and talk therapy in the outdoors 2022
  • Online sand tray - working creatively online 2022.
  • Facilitating therapeutic groups 2023.

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.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal faith or belief systems.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

Individual concessions for students -to be discussed at first contact. I offer a reduced fee for block bookings from £ 50 to £45 for 6 sessions, from £50 to £ 40 for 10 sessions.

my  SUPERVISION fees are £55 for 1.5 hours of SUPERVISION- all enquiries answered. I have spaces ATM for students and qualified counsellors. and private practice.

Contact@creativegrowthcounselling.co.uk 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

first session 8am last session 7pm MONDAY TO FRIDAY.

Further information

as a counsellor I try and tailor the therapy to your needs working creatively. for you to be able to explore your situation from different perspectives ( the most important part of the work is the counselling relationship ) how you feel, the counsellor understands you . I seek to offer counselling sessions in a non- judgemental, listening, and empathic manner making a safe space for difficult thoughts and feelings to be expressed, in order that you may be able to work though into a more positive outcome. that meets your needs, in the counselling sessions that we have together. please feel free to email me with any enquiries you may have. I offer a warm and friendly response.  

Bury, Lancashire, M45

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

I'm a counsellor with 14 years experience with ADOLESCENCE, CHILDREN, and ADULTS I hold a certificate in SUPERVISION - THE SEVEN PROCESS EYED MODEL.

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