I am an experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor, dedicated to the ethical use of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
This can be offered as a short term or longer term intervention, for the benefit of adults and young people, on a individual or small group basis. For individuals whom seek to re-claim a focus and inspiration in life, seeking to find their own purpose and potential.
Castle Counselling offers experienced Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy interventions in a manner that is personable, genuine, professional and confidential.
I have credible experience to bring to my chosen profession with over 35 years NHS experience working in Associated Healthcare Professions as a qualified General and Registered Mental Health nurse (RMN) within the NHS, private and voluntary sectors, practising at a senior level in the following areas: Medical /Mental Health Services, Hospice, GP's Practices and Community Mental Health Teams and Educational settings.
For many years I worked as a Senior Counsellor within a NHS Psychological Health Care Department and Staff Support Service. Addressing complex individual and organisational issues including: well-being issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, bullying & harassment, conflict, work life balance and disciplinary issues.
As a progression my work extended to establishing Counselling and development services for young people within schools and colleges, using age appropriate interventions to support our young adults and children.
As a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Counsellor, my work involves working with individuals across a wide age spectrum with diverse needs.
I offer an initial assessment so as to understand your needs. Then incorporating the value of the therapeutic relationship,which means working together in a non judgemental way, to assist you in the exploration of life challenges and problem areas,these may be new, or may have been hidden for years. Together we will identify the impact of these challanges and difficulties upon your thoughts,feelings, actions, and behaviours. To do this I will use the following evidence based counselling approaches - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Solution Focussed Therapy,Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis. Hypnotherapy and NLP. All Based upon Humanistic/Psychodynamic and a Relational Model principals.
Castle Counselling offers a safe and confidential place to explore the difficulties that you may be experiencing. From this you will be enabled to feel less confused, and more able to make changes,make choices and decisions that influence your life.
I am Confident that together we can look towards moving forward. Please see my contact details above. Therese
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor, United Kingdom Registered Counsellor (UKRC) since 2000.
* BSc Degree in Therapeutic Counselling
* Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
* Transactional Analysis
* Diploma in Hypnotherapy/NLP
* Working with Groups. Adults and Young People
* Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
* Solution Focused Intervention
* Qualified General and RMN Nurse.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Child protection/family issues
Life coaching skills, and personal development.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
The assessment process is a fundamental part of the counselling relationship , this will take approximately 60 mins and will form the basis of how to move forward with therapy.
Individual assessment and consequent therapy is charged at £50 per session.
Couples Counselling assessment and consequent session are £60 per session.
I make every attempt to offer the earliest availability .I have weekday and evening appointments available so as to provide appointments out of work, school or college hours.
The therapeutic room has ground floor accessibility, with a waiting area. The location is close to local amenities and transport.
Should you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact me.