Hi, I am Stuart and I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and a therapist qualified to work with trauma. I work in an integrative manner counselling people with a variety of problems and issues including depression and anxiety. Together we can use the counselling relationship to help you to cope with what ever you are struggling with. I am also trained to use EMDR treatment for people suffering from PTSD (Trauma). I can offer time-limited or open-ended counselling sessions at hopefully an affordable rate.
I offer a free initial assessment session and the reason for this is to make sure we both feel comfortable and are able to work together to ensure YOU get the help that YOU want.
Sessions last up to 60 minutes and due to the pandemic at the moment I work via the telephone or securely online.
Please email me or telephone for more details. Sometimes it's essential to be able to talk things through with someone in a confidential space away from the stresses of the outside world.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working for the last 6 years in the NHS as a therapist helping people who are suffering from depression and anxiety.
I have volunteered previously for the Bereavement Charity Cruse for 3 years and worked for the charity Gamcare for 2 years. I also have experience working with students and young adults.
I am able to work online and over the telephone as this is more suitable and offers felxibility.
I currently work 4 days a week for Dudley Talking Therapy services
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB 2014
- Level 2 Certificate in DBT essentials 2020
- Cruse Bereavement Awareness Course 2013
- Certificate in Youth Counselling 2016
- Counselling for depression certificate (NHS) 2016
- EMDR Extra Training 2016
- Gamcare introduction to working with problem gamblers 2016
- BACP Accreditation 2017
- Certificate in Supervision, Sherwood Institute, Nottingham 2019
- Telephone Counselling 2017
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £30.00 to £42.00
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
I offer Therapy based on what you can afford to pay from £30 per hour up to a maximum of £42
When I work
I can offer weekend and evening appointments
I have specific experience counselling survivors of domestic violence and undertook training to help people with gambling addictions and worked with the charity GamCare. I also have experience helping adolescents from previously working as a counsellor in a college setting. I often work in ways which suit the particular client and have a special interest in helping people work through anxiety and depression.