My counselling practice is called Red Leaf Counselling
I offer a Professional, Confidential and Effective Counselling environment to help you explore whatever difficulties you are experiencing or aspects of your life that you may wish to change.
If you are feeling anxious about getting in contact, wondering if your problems are too big, or not big enough, that’s OK and totally normal.
Why choose me as your counsellor?
My training enables me to tailor an approach that with work best for you, in a straightforward, jargon free, down to earth way, creating an environment that is respectful, open, warm, creative, with a willingness and curiousity to be there for you to help you live your life the way you want to.
How do we start?
Following your initial enquiry, I will get back to ASAP!. I aim to reply promptly in order to answer any questions or arrange our first meeting.
Clicking the ‘EMAIL ME’ red button at the top of the profile will allow you to provide details of what information you want to share with me, which I will respond to to get things started.
i offer a gentle, relaxed first meeting to help you decide if I am the right person to talk to. We can then find out a little bit about each other, by both of us asking questions to figure out if you would like to proceed with further sessions.
My counselling practice is located in a quiet private setting in Aller, near Langport in Somerset, and is easily accessible from Langport, Taunton, Bridgwater, Yeovil, Street, Glastonbury and surrounding areas
Please call me Theresa Perkins Registered Member of BACP on 07840 978656 to discuss how I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor registered by the British Association for Counselling (BACP). My training in a range of therapeutic techniques enables me to tailor my approach for each person. My key values as a counsellor are warmth, creativity, openness, humour, respectfulness and a willingness to be there with you.
My professional qualifications include:
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- AQA Intermediate Certificate in Counselling
- AQA Certificate in Counselling
And I am additionally trained in Psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis and Creative Techniques in Working with Grief.
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
You will start with an initial 50-minute consultation in order for us to discuss how counselling may benefit you and for me to answer any questions you may have. This offers us each an opportunity to decide if we are happy to continue.
Subsequent sessions will also last for 50 minutes.
The fee for each session is £40 although some concessions may apply.
The overall number of sessions will depend on your particular needs and the pace you are comfortable to work at. We can discuss this when we first meet and review on a regular basis.
All sessions take place in Aller, in a quiet and private location that is easily accessible.
I am available for contact and appointments during the daytime and most evenings.