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About me

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

We 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.  By helping you to get to know yourself better, I believe you will be able to make the best possible choices for you.

Over recent years I have worked with a broad range of adults and young people experiencing addiction, anxiety and panic attacks, bereavement, psychosis, divorce, eating disorders, low mood and health issues.

I have worked in a secondary school counselling service and with young people aged 14-19  from a variety of backgrounds as part of a Local Authority Counselling team.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a private practice in North Swindon offering short and long term counselling for individuals.

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 use a variety of methods to engage with people who might find it difficult to verbalise and I tailor sessions to meet individual needs.

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

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Individuals: £45 per weekly session of 50 minutes.

I offer a free initial face-to-face consultation.

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