Tania Brocklehurst MBACP Counsellor & Supervisor (senior accredited)
Update ** March 2020
In addition to my usual information below, I have adapted my practise to provide online, video call or telephone counselling to existing and new clients. I have training in this area and am comfortable with the process. If you would like to enquire more about how this might work for you, feel welcome to contact me through this site.
Sessions are held in much the same way, on a prescheduled day and time for the therapeutic hour of 50 minutes or as appropriate. **
Welcome to my Counselling Directory profile. I am a BACP senior accredited integrative counsellor, supervisor, and counselling services manager for a local healthcare provider, alongside my private practise.
I have a strong person centred base and this provides a foundation for me to work with you using a combination of therapeutic approaches best suited to individual requirements and the issues that you would like to work through. I can work confidently and in an empathic, gentle yet focused manner in both long and short term frameworks.
I have worked in mental health and care services for over 20 years, qualifying as an Integrative Counsellor in 2004, and am experienced in working with children, adolescents, young people, adults and the elderly for a wide range and depth of issues, in particular anxiety and depression, panic attacks, school, exam and work related stress, relationship or employment issues, mental health difficulties, transition and loss, and working with people through life stages to develop sense of Self and meaning.
I understand that finding the right person and deciding to meet a new counsellor to begin a piece of self development work is an investment on many levels. If it helps, I am happy to arrange to talk on the telephone or through email before meeting to answer any questions you might have. We can then arrange for an initial assessment session.
I work within the BACP, UKCP and BABCP ethical frameworks from a professional office in Hemel Hempstead with good parking facilities.
I have a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and can work using a pure or integrated CBT approach with issues such as anxiety, panic and OCD. I have trained in working with individuals with mindfulness, and am experienced in holding group mindfulness sessions, completing Teacher Training 1 with Bangor University in 2016. I am happy to integrate mindfulness, meditation or relaxation techniques into our sessions if this would be useful. I can also provide relaxation and mindfulness audios for your use on your electronic device.
Having co- managed a childrens service through a transition period for 18 months, working with children and families facing serious illness I also have experience working with children in care, adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues in residential homes, and those experiencing drug and alcohol addiction.
Following qualification as an Integrative Clinical Supervisor in 2013, I am actively experienced in supporting both student and experienced counsellors and therapists case loads through individual and group supervision. If you are a counsellor or therapist looking for supervision or your own counselling please feel welcome to contact me.
I am currently writing my dissertation having passed all other elements of a Masters in child, adolescent and family therapy. This incorporated a Diploma in Sand Play Therapy, a tool both children and adults have had fantastic results with in sessions.
Some clients come along just for a couple of sessions, perhaps for some CBT or mindfulness tools to manage a particular situation, others come to me for long term psychotherapy. Both have equal, different value and I am happy to discuss this with in our first session.
If you feel drawn to working with me, please feel welcome to contact me, I aim to respond to enquiries in 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
Adv. Dip. integrative Therapeutic Counselling 2000-2004
BACP accreditation 2009
Diploma Integrative Clinical Supervision 2012-2013 (CPPD, Hornsey)
Certificate in Teaching individuals in Mindfulness 2014 (Bangor University)
Diploma in CBT 2015 (CPCAB Level 5)
BACP Group supervisor and senior accreditation 2016
Teacher Training 1 in Mindfulness 2016 (Bangor University)
Young People’s online counselling training with Kooth 2019
Various and regular CPD such as:
Certificate in supervising counsellors who work with young people
Certificate in working with bereaved children
Narrative based attachment therapy
MA in Transpersonal, Integrative Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy, incorporating Diploma in Sand Play Therapy, January 2018-January 2020, disertation due July 2020 (UKCP student registered)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
CBT for GAD, anxiety, panic disorder, depression, OCD, phobias, social, health and death anxiety, confidence building, Mindfulness, relaxation, life meaning.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£50 per 50 minute session for clients and supervisees, however please do contact me if cost is a concern as concessions may be available on an individual basis
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Although I have limited availability, please feel welcome to enquire to see if our schedules can match. I aim to respond by email within 24 hours
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Update March 2020.