MBACP (Registered), MBPsS, BSc (Hons) Psychology
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Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor with over 10 years experience. I am trained to listen to you and to reflect on what you bring in a thoughtful, contained and non-judgemental way. This can allow you to understand yourself, your relationships and experiences better and to make sense of difficulties you may be facing. I am familiar working with relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, feeling sad, depression, anger, anxiety, stress, bereavement and family issues that may be causing you pain. I also have experience working with Aspergers syndrome.
I offer an initial 40 minute session by telephone at no charge that would allow you to explore whether counselling with me may be of assistance.
If we proceed with therapy after the initial meeting our sessions would be once weekly with each session lasting 50 minutes. I conduct all sessions either online or by telephone. I am able to use Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or Whatsapp for video sessions and I can assist with setting this up.
Please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call me on 07931 908922. If I am unavailable please leave a message on my answerphone and I will reply as soon as I am available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), having successfully completed an accredited honours degree (2:1) in Psychology with the Open University in 2000. I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Social science from the Open University. I then trained at Southampton Counselling, successfully completing their WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. This diploma is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) of whom I am a registered member.
I worked as a volunteer for YMCA Southampton Counselling for 4 years and for the last 6 years I have worked in private practice. I am trained in client assessment and I have full Public Liability Insurance. I attend courses and workshops on different counselling issues throughout the year as part of my Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer an intial 40 minute session at no charge. This will allow you to explore whether counselling with me may be of assistance to you. Ongoing weekly sessions would then be charged at £40 for each 50 minute session.
When I work
Evenings Tuesday to Thursday and daytime Friday