Tania Brocklehurst MBACP (Senior acc.) Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervsior
** Update November 2020 - Therapy during Covid 19
In addition to my usual information below, I have adapted my practise to provide video and telephone sessions to existing and new clients and supervisees in addition to face to face appointments as appropriate. 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 for children. **
Welcome to my Counselling Directory profile. I am a BACP senior accredited integrative psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.
I have a strong belief in the importance of a 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 or therapist 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 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. I recently also completed a three day training with APT on working with DBT and adolescents. I have trained in working with individuals with mindfulness, and am experienced in holding group mindfulness sessions, completing comprehensive Teacher Training with Bangor University in 2016. I am happy to integrate mindfulness, meditation or relaxation techniques into our sessions if this would be useful.
Having managed a counseling and bereavement service for a local hospice for 12 years, gaining experience in end of life care and bereavement and co- managed a childrens service through a transition period for 18 months, working with children and families facing serious illness, I have now moved into the NHS mental health sector. 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 or therapy please feel welcome to contact me.
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. Different approaches have equal value depending on what you would like from the process 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
Level 6 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
DBT with Adolescents, APT, 2020
MA in Transpersonal, Integrative Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy, incorporating Diploma in Sand Play Therapy, January 2018-January 2020, all elements passed, disertation due December 2020 (UKCP student registered)
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per 50 minute session for clients and supervisees, £85 per family session. Please do contact me if cost is a concern as concessions may be available on an individual basis