Tania Brocklehurst MBACP Counsellor & Supervisor (senior accredited)
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 your 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 adolescents, young people, adults and the elderly for a wide range and depth of issues, in particular anxiety and depression, panic attacks, 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 and work from a professional office space 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.
Having trained in working with individuals with mindfulness, I 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 offer the 8 week MBSR or MBCT in groups or with individuals following assessment.
I co- managed a childrens service through a transition period for 18 months, working with children and families facing serious illness. I 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.
Having qualified 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 working towards the end of a Masters in child, adolescent and family therapy. This incorporates a Diploma in Sand Play Therapy.
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 Aylesbury College)
BACP Group supervisor and senior accreditation 2016
Teacher Training 1 in Mindfulness 2016 (Bangor University)
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, commenced January 2018
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 abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- 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 are available on an individual basis
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please feel welcome to enquire, I aim to respond by email within 24 hours
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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