Tessa Abbas, MBACP Registered, Post Grad Dip Integrative Counselling,
Struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship difficulties? I work with these and a range of other issues and can assist with change and a new perspective.
It can take a lot of courage to come for counselling, and I meet each person with respect and acceptance, whilst recognising their potential. I offer a confidential environment where we can explore what you are finding challenging and work together to ease distress and develop the tools you need. Together we decide if this is brief work or longer term.
You can contact me over email, text or phone and we'll arrange an initial session. At this session we get to know each other - I'll let you know how I work and you can share some of the issues that you'd like to explore. Then together we'll think about the next useful steps.
If there is an area for which you would like therapy that isn't listed below, please call me on 07449 084556 and we can discuss how we could work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I trained with an integrated approach and draw on humanistic, CBT and psychodynamic theories, recognising the power of the therapeutic relationship.
I have completed training on rape and sexual abuse, as well as many other areas of counselling including OCD and trauma, and continue to learn and train alongside my counselling practice.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer sessions to suit your diary - mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.