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About me

Hello and welcome,

From my earlier teenage years I had an interest in mental health and well being, which I first explored by supporting young people on the Autistic Spectrum as a Peer Mentor and then volunteer Youth Worker. This work, along with academic curiosity led me to complete a Honours degree in Psychology at the University of Bangor, Wales.

Upon graduating I worked at various levels as Key Worker for more than 10 years at a number of secondary schools in the Island of Jersey. During this time I also undertook the various levels of study and examinations to obtain an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I have for the past two years been counselling individuals with a range of personal difficulties, and in particular those who have suffered with recent bereavement. I am an integrative counsellor with my approach being person centred counselling. This allows me to use various techniques from other approaches to best support my clients needs.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) - Registration No. 381505 (https://www.bacp.co.uk/search/Register).

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training

Honours Degree in Psychology

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Counselling Studies

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Level 3 Certificate in Positive approaches to supporting people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Training provided by Zoe Loderick - Understanding and Working with Sexualised Trauma

Training provided by Zoe Loderick - The Cyclical Nature of Trauma (Repeat Victimisation)

Training Provided by Jersey Hospice - Introduction to Bereavement

Experience

Over 10 years experience working with adolescent students and adults on the Autistic Spectrum

2 years working as a volunteer bereavement support worker at a local hospice

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

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Free initial consultation for 20 min session.

£50 for a 50 min online session £60 for a 50 min face to face session. Please pay prior to sessions via my website.

Availability

Mon: 14:00 - 19:00

Tue - Wed: 09:00 - 19:00

Thu: 09:00 - 16:00

Fri: 09:00 - 17:00

Sat: 08:30 - 13:00

Please get in contact via email should you wish to have an appointment outside of hours.

Further information

Please feel free to book a free initial consultation via my website. We can discuss your concerns and I will answer any questions you have about the therapeutic process. At present consultations and sessions are provided online over Zoom during the Covid19 pandemic.

Or feel free to email me - stevericou@outlook.com

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Steven Ricou BSc (Hons), MBACP, Dip. Couns.

Steven Ricou BSc (Hons), MBACP, Dip. Couns.