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J. Duffy BEM, MA, MBA What? Centre BACP Acc. Queen's Award

About us

The What? Centre is a children and young person's counselling service provided in both our Dudley or Stourbridge Office, children and young people (9-18 in some cases up to 25)  who have a GP in the Dudley Borough can complete a form for free counselling on our website, those who are children and young people outside the Borough or adults would need to use our private service.  Private counselling is also available online for those who cannot visit the offices.

I have 32 years of experience of running a counselling service for young people and 20 years experience of running a Social Enterprise. I am currently studying for a Post Grad in Supervision (almost halfway through) and am looking for therapists to supervise as part of my course.  At this stage until my supervision qualification is gained this will be at the reduced rate of £45.00 per session. I have also counselled adults as well as children and young people, but at this stage, I very much want to concentrate on supervising counsellors.

My model is integrative including person-centred, psychoanalytic and CBT and over the years I have become very practiced in also using creative therapies which will also be something that I can offer in supervision.

Our Mission Statement is to provide high quality, client centred services for young people.

Our aims are to empower young people towards achieving their potential through providing them with an advice service, a counselling service, continuously developing services that reflect the changing needs and opportunities and lobbying on behalf of children and young people. Our work with children and young people was put in place to encourage early intervention with problems. 

The Centre also provides a variety of specialist services including advice services, LGBTQ+ and BAME and family support and also a specialist HIV project called BeeHIVe. You will find more information about the charity on our website at thewhatcentre.co.uk. The What? Centre has been awarded the Queen's Award and holds BACP Accreditation and Investors in People.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Master is Counselling and a Post Grad in Psychological Counselling through Wolverhampton University and also a Masters Degree in Business Administration through The Open University.

I have more than 25 years experience as a psychological counsellor working with young people and also adults of all ages.  Some of my specialist areas are trauma, abuse, anxiety and depression

Member organisations *

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Fees

Additional information

£45.00 per hour until I complete my supervision qualification

Further information

The What? Centre can also provide private counselling to all ages at £55.00 per session.

23 Coventry Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a supervisor in Training on a Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision and am actively looking for therapists to supervise.

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