About me

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Hello there. My name is Toby. Thanks for taking the time to look at my page. I hope the information I've provided here helps you with the sometimes difficult task of choosing a counsellor. I recognise this process can be challenging and confusing, so if you do have further questions feel free to get in touch via the contact details provided, and I'd be happy to try and help.

My sessions take place at a place most convenient for you, This could be in your home or at my office, the main focus is for you to be comfortable.

Barry counselling service is an ethical organisation with the goal of providing accessible face to face psychotherapy and counselling. I have daytime and evening appointments available and am happy to discuss setting up convenient appointment times with you.

My approach to therapy is integrative, meaning I draw on several therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred Counselling and Psychodynamic approaches. I aim to work with my clients to ensure we find an approach that fits our work most comfortably.

I aim to provide a safe, non judgemental environment, where we can work constructively and collaboratively.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Counsellor with the National counselling society. I have an Advanced professional Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Counselling skills. I am a member of the National counselling society with the use of the designatory letters MNCS Accred. I am guided and abide by their professional practice guidelines. I receive regular clinical supervision and am fully insured to practice.

I have worked in a variety of mental health settings, educational and the voluntary sector. My experience includes, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Mental Health, Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse/Addiction teams.

During my clinical work I have supported clients with a range of psychological difficulties including; addictions, anxiety, anger, depression, low self esteem, post traumatic stress, social phobia, stress and relationship problems.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

Home Visit - £40 per session
Office Visit - £40 per session

Couples counselling - £55 per session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available between 8am and 9pm, Monday to Friday.

Barry
Vale Of Glamorgan
CF62

Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am an Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor.

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Toby Messer

Toby Messer