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About me

I am currently offering face to face sessions as well as online and by phone.

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor registered by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member MBACP).  I have a private practice in North Swindon offering short term and long term counselling for individuals.

Why come to therapy?

We can all go through difficult times and experience painful emotions. Sometimes we can resolve difficulties by talking with friends and family. However, this may not always be possible and you might feel stuck, isolated, confused or overwhelmed. It is at times like these that it can be helpful to seek support from a therapist who can provide a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Clients usually come to me when they wish to change something in their lives or simply explore thoughts and feelings in more depth.  My role as a counsellor is to help you through this process without telling you what to do but by facilitating you to make your own changes.  Working collaboratively can help you make sense of what you are feeling and why, can give you a deeper understanding of yourself, helping you find new ways to cope and make the best possible choices for you.

What I offer

I work in a compassionate, non-judgemental and respectful way with clients from all walks of life on a wide range of psychological and emotional issues.  These include relationship difficulties, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, loneliness, difficulty expressing feelings, anger, coping with chronic illness, bereavement, psychosis, divorce, eating disorders, low mood, low self-esteem and trauma.

Key to the success of the counselling experience is the relationship we are able to build together.  For this reason, I offer a free initial consultation as an opportunity for us to meet (online or off), for you to ask any questions you might have and to be sure you feel comfortable moving forward together.

Please get in touch if you feel I can help you move forward in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and regularly attend CPD events to keep abreast of training and development.  I have an enhanced DBS statement in working with young people.

I am a registered member of BACP.  I abide by the BACP guidelines for ethical and professional conduct.

In addition to my private work I have worked in the charitable sector as a counsellor with the MS Therapy Centre in Swindon working with clients with chronic illness and with IPSUM in Swindon (low cost counselling and art and music therapy).  I have also worked in a Swindon school counselling service.

I continue to work with 14-19 year olds through Swindon Council's youth counselling service, Ontrak.

My work is fully insured and supervised by an experienced BACP therapist.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Fees

Individuals: £45 per weekly session of 50 minutes.

I offer a free initial face-to-face consultation. Concessionary rates are sometimes available for students (please enquire).

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

There is free parking available onsite.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

There is no disabled access and my room is up one flight of stairs.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Toni Ross, BA (Hons), MBACP

Toni Ross, BA (Hons), MBACP