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Steve White PgDip MBACP

Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4XQ
07732 048236
Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4XQ

About me

I am a person-centred therapist offering counselling and psychotherapy, in person and via secure online video.

I offer a safe and caring environment in which you can share, explore, understand and change your experience of anything that is causing you difficulty or distress.  My role as a therapist is to facilitate that process of empowerment and growth, using my training and experience to work with you to help you achieve your goals.  You will receive my respect and support throughout that journey.

My work with clients is centred upon therapeutic relationships built on empathy, honesty and respect.  You will encounter a supportive, safe environment in which you feel understood and empowered to make the changes that are right for you.

As your counsellor or therapist, I will be alongside you as you explore and work through difficulties or choices, creating between us an environment for growth and empowerment.  I commit to being real, open and engaged as an active participant in the therapeutic work.  You may be invited to experience and clarify your emotions, or to consider where you find meaning in your life, but you will remain in control of each session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Cumbria, and I am currently studying for an MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and I meet or exceed the professional requirements for my ongoing professional development and supervision.

I attend training events to widen and deepen my counselling knowledge and skills.  These have included sessions on Attachment Theory, Mentalisation-based Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy, Hakomi Therapy, Addition & Substance Misuse and PTSD/Trauma.

In addition to my private therapy work, I have provided counselling at a GP Surgery in Lancaster and at South Lakeland MIND in Kendal.  I have also provided counselling with a charity based in Edinburgh, specialising in therapy for those whose lives have been affected by drug and alcohol misuse.

My training and therapy experience has included working with people who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties associated with low moods; anxieties; stress; anger management; PTSD; physical, emotional or sexual abuse; bereavement; relationship problems; alcohol misuse and other addictions; eating disorders; or other self-harming behaviours.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

My fee for each one-hour therapy session is £50.  I am able to offer reduced fees to a limited number of clients for whom therapy would not otherwise be affordable.

Before starting therapy, I would like us to meet to explore whether therapy may be of help to you and to discuss any questions or concerns.  My fee for this initial meeting is £25.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Therapy sessions are offered in comfortable and quiet rooms at White Cross on South Road in central Lancaster, easily accessible from the City Centre.  There is a lift and easy access with mobility aids.  Parking is normally available at the location, free of charge, or alternatively at the public car park adjacent to White Cross.

Alston House
White Cross
South Road
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4XQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

My room in Lancaster is accessible by lift, but regrettably my room in Edinburgh is located on the 2nd floor, with no lift.

Availability

I currently have some availability to meet new clients.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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