Welcome to Housemartin Counselling. My name is Stuart Brunning and I have been a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist since 2006. I provide a safe and confidential space where you can talk about whatever is on your mind. I have counselled clients with the following presenting conditions, amongst others:
- eating disorders
- chronic fatigue syndrome and ME
- relationship difficulties
- existential angst
I am a Person Centred Counsellor and Pyschotherapist and work with couples and individuals. The way I work is to follow your lead. I consider you to be the expert in your life and won't be diagnosing you or your issues. I will listen carefully and clarify anything that I'm not sure I understand. The therapeutic relationship is a living thing and is different with each person, but the safe space, full attention and unconditional regard for the client is something I endeavour to maintain with every client and every session. This creates the atmosphere where therapy can take place.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA in Physical Education and Sociology
- Certificate in TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- Certificate in Foundation Course in Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Registration of Counsellors & Psychotherapists, Registration number 075148
I see my experience in teaching as the first step towards my counselling career. The training for TESOL emphasised the need to elicit the answers from the student and in that way they would have to work for the answer themselves and would consequently remember it better. It seemed like a natural transition to counselling and in particular person centred counselling where the emphasis is put on the client. You know your world best and so helping you to express yourself about whatever is going on in your life is the focus. That way you are talking about your life and I'm not telling you what's going on for you. The idea is that you discover more deeply what's going on for yourself in a safe place where you won't be judged.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
A 50 minute session costs £40 for individuals and £50 for a couple.
If you would like to book a session contact me on 07887 874200. Please leave a message if I'm not in stating your name, telephone number and let me know if there are any times that are not convenient and I will get back to you at the appropriate time. Alternatively, email me to introduce yourself and arrange a session.