Una Cavanagh - Online Zoom & Phone Counselling
Hello, I'm Una, an experienced, BACP Accredited Counsellor and an approved adoption counsellor.
I trained as an Integrative Counsellor which means that I am able to draw on different modalities (CBT, Transactional Therapy and Psychodynamic) to tailor sessions that best match you. I offer online Zoom sessions with a free 30 minute phone assessment first so you can get a sense of what it might be like to have therapy with me - I believe it's important that you feel you can connect with your therapist and I encourage you to explore your options before committing to regular counselling sessions.
Whatever you're seeking help for will be unique to you and so here's just a few examples of the type of issues people contact me about:
- Low Self Esteem
- Adoption Support
- Bereavement Support
- Work Related Issues
- At a crossroads in life and unsure of which direction to take
- Relationship Issues
We are all unique, coming from different backgrounds, cultures, sexualities, genders and we all have, at some stages in our lives, uniquely different worries and concerns.
Whatever it is that's worrying you, talking to me can help by allowing you a respectful space to talk it through with someone who isn't closely involved, who won't tell you what you should be doing/thinking. I help clients to clarify things, unravel some of the difficult feelings they might be experiencing and help them find a way forward from feeling stuck
Importantly, you are provided with a space where you can experience being accepted for being uniquely you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate OCST 4 Online Counselling Audio and Webcam
- Diploma in Relational Supervision (Severn Talking Therapy)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB).
- Certificate in Bereavement Support (Dorothy House Hospice)
- Adoption Support Work (Barnardo's)
- Certificate in Supporting Victims of Rape & Sexual Violence (Victim Support)
- Certificate in Supporting Victims of Domestic Abuse/Violence (Victim Support)
- Bereavement Counsellor with Dorothy House Hospice Care
- Counsellor with Olive Branch Chippenham
- Counsellor with Hope Counselling Melksham
- Counsellor with Swindon & Wiltshire Alcohol & Drug Service
- Victim Support Volunteer (Crime, Domestic Abuse, Rape and Sexual Assault)
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.
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
Counselling & Supervision
My fee for online or phone counselling sessions is £50 per hour and can be paid by either PayPal or by BACS - please contact me for more details.
I am an approved therapist with BUPA, AXA PPP Healthcare and AVIVA and am approved (through Barnardos) to work with adults affected by adoption issues
***If you wish to claim through your health insurance with BUPA, Aviva or AXA PPP Healthcare please check your policy and contact them first to check for eligibility***