About me

My name is Steve and I have 11 years of experience working as a qualified Counsellor, operating in the Barnstaple and North Devon area. I am a registered member of the BACP (the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

Life can be difficult and your friends and family aren’t always able to help, leaving you feeling sad and alone. I want to be there with you and help you find a place where you will feel happier and better about life. I aim to bring warmth and empathy into my counselling relationships and I will treat you with care, compassion, acceptance and respect. I will work in partnership with you to support and enable you to look at your concerns in ways that suit you best. I will not judge or advise you, but I will offer you a confidential space that offers you the freedom to explore your concerns openly and honestly in your own safe space, where you can say the unsayable if you want to.

Counselling is not just appropriate in the extreme situations you might face, but can also be helpful at any time in your life, allowing you to gain more insight into who you are, your relationships and your life generally. As a member of BACP, I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice which means that I will always work safely and ethically with you putting your best interests at the heart of my work with you. I offer a Person-centred and Humanistic approach. I can offer you sessions for individuals and couples on weekdays and evenings, including weekends.
I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor and teach the Counselling qualifications at Petroc College.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.A (Hons)

Dip.Lib.

Cert.Ed.

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling.

Diploma in Supervision.

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

Cross-cultural/Inter-cultural relationships

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£35.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Please feel free to phone or text me to arrange an appointment. Sessions cost £35.00 per hour or £25.00 a session for students and the unemployed. Counselling Supervision sessions cost £45.00 a session or £35.00 for Trainee Counsellors

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Data Protection.

I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

My Reference number is : ZA451474

Barnstaple
Devon
EX31

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

I operate in the center of Barnstaple

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified supervisor and my aim is to help other Counsellors to explore their encounters with their Clients by helping them focus on what happens in the sessions, their relationship with the Clients and work through any strategies that they feel might be helpful.

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Steve Collins

Steve Collins