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Tanika Farmer, MBACP, MNCS (Accred.)

Rochford, Essex, SS4
07961746404 07961746404 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hello and Welcome to my profile……

Do you ever get the feeling that something just isn't quite right, but you can't put your finger on it? Do you find yourself more and more often retreating to be by yourself?   Maybe you find yourself overwhelmed by distorted and often unhelpful ways of thinking. Are you behaving in ways that seem out of character or self-sabotaging which can sometimes lead to:

  • Depression
  • Prolonged periods of unexplained sadness & low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Anger Issues
  • Impacting work, social, family, school life
  • Lack of self-esteem and self-belief
  • Breakdowns
  • Isolation

Perhaps you have experienced or are currently going through something life changing and you are unsure how to cope with it or come to terms with it.

Whatever it is that brings you to my page; I want you to know that you do not have to do all of this on your own. As a fully trained and registered Counsellor; I aim to offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where together, we can work though those difficult aspects of your life.  I will be by your side whilst you identify helpful shifts in familiar patterns of thought, language and behaviour and support your process of making positive changes in your life and moving forward.

ABOUT ME

I believe in you being the expert of your world, so we will work with what you bring. The focus and the aim of our work will be decided by you and my hope is that I can provide you with a space that empowers you to talk about things that are causing you unease and distress. I will support you in helping you to understand yourself; find answers for your problems and thereby make positive changes.

I work in an integrative way and this means I will draw on different approaches and ways of working in order to best suit and honour your unique and individual needs.

I hold enhanced DBS clearance which allows me to work with different client groups; including adults, young people and children.

I work with individuals living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and I have had success in supporting those individuals build resilience, reduce anxiety and find creative ways to help them understand themselves and their trigger points.

I co-facilitate Group Programmes which has seen high success rates in reducing symptoms of anxiety in its severest form.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

I hold professional registration with both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society (NCS).

Covid-19 Secure*

Covid-19 has provided the backdrop to a time that many are finding very unnerving and unsettling.
My practice is Covid-19 secure and I adhere to government guidelines to ensure safe practice for both you and I; therefore at this time I am fortunate to be able to offer face to face appointments. However, I understand that this may not feel right for you at this time so I am also able to offer telephone or virtual appointments.

*Following the latest government update.  I am frequently checking government policy and checking in with my insurance company and at this time I am still able to continue to offer Face to Face therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

QUALIFICATIONS

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • Enhanced Safeguarding Adults - NHS
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Children - NHS
  • Cert Trauma Risk Management Training

I am committed to ongoing training and personal development.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Currently I divide my time between Private Practise and working in a Mental Health setting in the NHS.

I have worked in various mental health settings including Alternative Provisions, where I worked with individuals with significant emotional dysregulation and attachment difficulties.

As a mental health outreach worker for Mind; I supported individuals who were transitioning from Tertiary Mental Health services back into community support services.  I collaborated with the local Clinical Commissioning Group to identify community services that could provide a key role in supporting people with emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.

Prior to my counselling training I worked in the police service for over 10 years.  It was here that I first became fascinated in coping mechanisms especially when put under extremely stressful and sometimes traumatic circumstances.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Sessions are 50 minutes

  • Adults: £40 per session
  • Children and Adolescents: £30 per session
  • NHS & Emergency Service Worker concessions available.
  • Some limited concessions available for those on low income

Please get in touch to discuss your options

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

I know first hand how daunting this first step can feel and I want you to know that trust is central to the way I work; so if you are not sure or you have more questions about me or the way I work, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Rochford
Essex
SS4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

There is ample on street parking

Availability

Both day time and evening appointments are available.

Please get in touch for a free no obligation chat to discuss how I can support you.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
Tanika Farmer, MBACP, MNCS (Accred.)

Tanika Farmer, MBACP, MNCS (Accred.)