Sydney Fleming-Gale

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Registered MBACP Integrative Counsellor
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Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4SZ
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

Hi there,

My name is Sydney. I understand how daunting the decision can be to seek counselling. Life and our experience of it can be incredibly complex and full of inconsistencies, but I believe through honest and non-biased communication, we can understand better and reduce the emotional pain associated with whatever we are struggling with. This will be a challenging process at times, but the benefits can be life-changing.

I am an Integrative Counsellor. Simply put this means I work in a flexible way which acknowledges that you are unique and so therefore I use a variety of approaches tailored to your specific requirements – no one formula fits all. Most importantly I offer a warm and empathic space for you to confidentially explore what you are going through. I work in a way which allows you to lead where the sessions go. It is important that you have autonomy over the content of your sessions and we go at a pace that suits you. You are the expert on your subjective experience. My role is to be a guide alongside you through the process. 

I have over 400 hours of clinical experience working with a variety of clients aged 18+ dealing with stressors such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, bereavement and loss, abuse (sexual, verbal and physical), self-harm, addiction, OCD, trauma, childhood trauma, eating disorders, identity and personal development, family and relationship dynamics, parental difficulties, sexual, spiritual and cultural identity.

I offer a free 20-minute telephone call to allow you time to meet me and tell me about what you are seeking support with. It is important for you to feel that the choice of counsellor is yours and that you are allowed space in a non-committal way to discuss what you would like from your counselling and whether you feel you would like to continue to do so with me.

If you feel that you might like to speak with me, please feel free to contact me via telephone or email.

I am available for sessions at The Wellness Hub in Falmouth on Tuesday mornings and afternoons. I am also available for online sessions and can be flexible with days and times. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. European Qualifications Framework Level 5
  • Integrative Counselling - Core model: Petruska Clarkson 5 Strand Relationship Model
  • Registered BACP Member in adherence to their ethical guidelines
  • Fully insured practitioner
  • DBS cleared to work with vulnerable adults and children

I am interested in creative ways of working with clients understanding that we are all embodied: mind, body and soul. I have experience in training for working with mindfulness exercises, guided meditations and art-therapy exercises designed for therapeutic benefits.

Recent CPD events attended:

  • Importance of Soul in the Therapeutic Relationship – Mike Moss
  • Discovering My spiritual Identity – Andelo Tabu Ngandi
  • Internal Family Systems – Trauma Interview series – Bessel Van De Kolk
  • Rethinking Addiction - Gabor Maté, Richard Schwartz & Marc Lewis 

Member organisations

BACP
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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£35.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session. I offer reduced fees for counsellors in training and sessions on a sliding scale of fee depending upon your financial situation. Please contact me directly to discuss.
 

When I work

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In person sessions:

I am available at The Wellness Hub in Falmouth Cornwall on Tuesdays, 8am-2pm.

Online sessions:

I am available for online sessions throughout the week

Further information

I volunteered for four years with Number 22 Community Counselling charity as a counsellor for their 18+ client list. They offer open-ended counselling to anyone seeking support in the community. I have over four years experience working with clients who have experienced domestic abuse, addiction, identity crisis (spiritual, sexual, personality, image), depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, poverty, unemployment, self-esteem, divorce and marital issues, family and parental dynamics. In particular, my client base has been young adults (18-25) and parents of young adults from a variety of different backgrounds giving me valuable experience with those experiencing difficulties in such important developmental times of life and parental relationships.

Unit 4C, Falmouth Business Park, Bickland Water Rd, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4SZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
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Online platforms

Skype
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Sydney Fleming-Gale
Sydney Fleming-Gale