Trish Walker MBACP(Accred), PG.Dip.Couns, M.Phil., B.Sc.Psych.,
I can help you can gain awareness of your issues and how to deal with them and to accept yourself and your emotions to achieve peace of mind and fulfilment in all aspects of life. I work with whatever issues you bring; these may be life issues such as bereavement, grief and loss. Also relationship issues, mid-life crisis, trauma and abuse, family issues and problems such as stress, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, anger and guilt.
I am person-centred and believe that you can become the person you are meant to be if you are supported to explore your thoughts and feelings. I aim to facilitate you to gain insight, increase self-esteem and well-being and to make lasting positive changes to your life and your relationships. I will help you develop your inner resources and my approach is tailored to meet each client’s individual needs.
Maybe you are struggling with painful emotions or issues that seem impossible to resolve; or perhaps you just feel stuck and lacking in motivation and cannot see a way forward? I believe that whatever your issues are, through counselling most individuals have the potential to find satisfaction and fulfilment in their lives.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to its ethical framework. www.bacp.co.uk
Introductory session/initial assessment
I can arrange an introductory session to discuss your needs and to help you decide whether you want to take things further. If you decide to go ahead, we can agree how many sessions you initially feel are right for you and then we can later review this.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor. I did my Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling at UWE (University of West of England). I also have a Certificate in Counselling from BCPC (Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I hold an M.Phil in Community Medicine and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology.
I have worked in private practice for eight years. Before that I did voluntary counselling at Cruse as an accredited Cruse Bereavement Volunteer, Network Counselling (general counselling) and Bristol Mind (mental health). I have also worked on the Helpline and as a befriender at Womankind, Bristol. I have also done Appropriate Adult work for the Youth Offending Team.
Prior to counselling, I spent many years in a range of business environments so I am familiar with the stresses and strains of working life. I have also done psychology related research work.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP). I am also on the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register under my full name of Patricia Christine Walker. You can find me on http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/check_register/
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
Bereavement and loss
I am a fully trained, experienced bereavement counsellor and also deal with all other kinds of loss and anticipatory loss (e.g. Through illness, 'empty nesting', relationship break-up, family issues etc),
Major life stages
I am also interested/experienced in helping people transition through life stages, for example, retirement, change of career, 'milestone' birthdays, empty nesting, relationship changes such as moving in together, starting a family etc.
Issues with siblings
I believe that our early experiences as an only child or with older/younger siblings can have a major impact on our self-esteem and our relationships in adult life. By being aware/exploring these issues we can often improve/deepen/heal rifts in our relationships.
I currently have availability on Monday afternoons, Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday afternoons. Also very early morning sessions (7.50am or 8am) are available on Mondays and Wednesdays.
I offer a 50 min introductory session for £35. If you choose to continue, my fee is £55 per fifty minute session.
In addition to face-to-face counselling, I also offer phone counselling or a mixture of face-to-face and phone counselling.
Sessions are 50 minutes and usually once a week. I offer short and long term counselling. Sessions are usually at the same time each week but because I have a dedicated room I can be flexible about times to fit in with your work and other commitments.
My practice is close to Whiteladies Road and off-street parking is always available. I am based 2 minutes walk from the Clifton Down centre which has bus stops to many parts of the city (e.g. 1, 2, 40, 41, 54, 624, X14).
Please ring or text me on 07790 932513 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to find out more / or to make an appointment. You may wish to have a look at my website on www.counsellingclifton.co.uk for further information and photos.
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