Tara Rutter MA, MSc, MBACP (Accred)
I am a compassionate counsellor with a great passion for the value of counselling to provide an effective means of improving our wellbeing and relationships, and to help us to develop our own more authentic sense of self.
I specialise in working with anxiety and have a great passion for working with this issue. I bring together effective approaches to therapy, drawing from a variety of models to suit your individual needs. I am a fully qualified counsellor accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP guidelines.
My aim is to create a safe therapeutic space where you can discuss and explore difficulties that you may be experiencing. I will support you to find strategies and solutions to the problems you face. I am able to work short term or can offer longer term support if needed. I place you the client at the heart of my work and look to bring my experience and understanding of the human condition to help you.
As an integrative therapist I am experienced in drawing upon different models such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Attachment Theory, Person Centred and mindfulness practice. My core integrative training is in Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory. Since my core training I have acquired additional theories which have enhanced my knowledge and practice.
Over the last seven years I have worked in a variety of clinical settings which include; the NHS Systemic Family Counselling Service, the NHS Learning Disability Psychology Service, Cedar Counselling Service, Women’s Aid Birmingham and Solihull, Place2be, NSPCC, Woodbourne Priory Hospital, Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham, Warwick University and Coventry University.
Alongside my private practice I work as a counsellor within a local University and carry out insurance work through the Employee Assistance Program. I have extensive experience of working with students and understand the stress and strain undertaking a degree can be, particularly in these uncertain times.
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, I am solely offering online and telephone counselling sessions.
If you feel I may be able to help you or you have any questions, please contact me for further details.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Mindfulness & Compassion practitioner (Mindfulness CIC), 2018
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy, 2018
- Master's Degree (MSc) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP accredited), 2015
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP accredited), 2014
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP accredited), 2013
Shorter courses include:
- Transactional Analysis
- Dance Movement Psychotherapy
- Exploring the healing power of words - the use of poetry & creative writing in therapeutic & support work
- Safe guarding training (Place2be)
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per counselling session (50 minutes)
I also offer concessionary rates.