Stuart McLeod: MBACP(Accred), EMDR (Accred), Couple Therapist, Psychotherapist
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Hello, I'm Stuart an Accredited BACP Registered member, Accredited EMDR Practitioner, Qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Couples therapist.
Talking about things that we emotionally struggle with can feel both scary and overwhelming leading to not seeking the support we need. Often, I hear the phrase “others have it far worse than me…” and where there may be a truth in that phrase, I believe YOU are just as important. This is the ethos of my practice.
I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk, be heard, your personal experience validated and for positive change to occur. I have also experienced personal therapy so understand how daunting the first step can be; at first I found it scary, challenging but always supportive and it gave me a greater self-belief and deeper understanding of myself that I continue using today.
Finding the right therapist for YOU is paramount.
I offer a free initial 45 min consultation for us to meet, for you to ask any questions you may have and us to briefly explore what is impacting you. Don’t worry about having the “right” words; you may feel you want to make changes due to an uncomfortable feeling, unexplained distress or be unsure how to begin to resolve low mood, anxiety or stress. My encouragement is for you to use this independent (from friends/family), impartial and free consultation to see if you want us to work together towards a more positive place.
Taking the first step
I offer the flexibility of daytime, evening and weekend appointments. To arrange your free consultation please call (voicemail available if unable to answer) or text me on 07305 192040.
If you want to you can also look at my website for more of what I can offer: www.hullcounsellingservices.co.uk
I work from the K2 Building in the City Centre as this location offers a calm environment, wheelchair accessibility, ample local Parking and is only a 5-minute walk from the City`s Interlink Bus and Railway station.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited EMDR Practitioner
- Registered Member of EMDR Association UK
- Accredited BACP Registered Member
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (TA Speciality)
- Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
- IAPT Couples Practitioner
- BA (Hons) Counselling Studies
- Member of ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy)
I regularly attend continued professional development (CPD) training and workshops and offer supervision to peers as a trainee supervisor which will lead to becoming an accredited supervisor in the near future.
I am passionate about my work and have years of experience supporting people with varying difficulties, working in hostels, in voluntary and private practice and remain working within the local NHS counselling services.
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 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.
EMDR Association UK
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees and Cancellations
After the initial free consultation, I charge the following fees:
- Individual: £40.00 per session
- Couples: £65.00 per session
- EMDR: £50.00 per session
- E.A.P / Corporate
Fees will vary and are negotiable depending on type, duration and location of work.
All sessions are 50-60 minutes, held in the strictest confidence and carry a 48-hr cancellation policy, otherwise fee remains payable.
I work with the Adult population of Hull, adhering to the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) “Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy” as well as the ethical standards set down by the EMDR Association UK.
To maintain good standards, ethical practice and as a professional requirement, I meet regularly with supervisors to confidentially discuss all aspects of my work.
I also have Professional Indemnity insurance cover and have been DBS checked.