Tina Braithwaite, MA, MBACP (Registered)
Hello and Welcome,
I have been a counsellor and psychotherapist for 10 years, working in occupational health, higher education and community practice. I counsel adults of all ages on a one-to-one basis, using a holistic, integrative counselling approach.
Sometimes it can be difficult to discuss deeper, personal struggles with colleagues, family or friends, or to do so to the extent that we need. I offer a calm, safe, non-judgemental space where you can talk through any issues or difficulties you are experiencing.
You may be considering counselling for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety or stress, loss or bereavement, relationship difficulties, low mood, or low self-esteem. You may be struggling with shyness or social anxiety, facing a challenging issue at work, or finding it difficult to adjust to a new environment or phase of life.
It may be that you feel OK emotionally but would like to develop a better understanding of your thought patterns, emotions and behaviours. Or perhaps you would like some help achieving your goals, or improving your work-life balance and time management.
As someone who is empathic, impartial and respectful of you as a unique individual, my aim is to work collaboratively with you to help you gain insight about yourself and your situation, discover new perspectives, and feel better equipped to make positive changes to your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Integrative Psychotherapy (including CBT and the Use of Art in Therapy)
BA (Hons) Counselling and Theology
I have a work background in business administration, which has given me an understanding and insight into a variety of professions, industries and higher education contexts and experience of working in national, international and multi-cultural environments.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and standards of good practice.
My counselling work is professionally supervised, I hold professional liability insurance and engage in on-going professional development. Recent training topics have included Mindfulness and Coaching & Mentoring.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work life balance
I'm currently at full capacity and unable to take on new clients at the moment. I will review my schedule again at the beginning of November and advise of any changes.