Una Cavanagh MBACP (Accred) Counselling & Supervision
Counselling - How can I help you?
Are you wondering how counselling might help you? Maybe you're going through a difficult time in your life and need some support to find your way through it?
I'm accredited with The British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working in private practice from my own comfortable and private therapy room offering 1-1 counselling for clients over the age of 16. I am also registered through Barnardos to offer adoption counselling for adults, whether adopters or adoptees.
My approach is integrative which means that I can tailor different theoretical approaches such as psychodynamic, transactional analysis and CBT to suit your personality and needs - I'm very happy to explain this further during an introductory session.
I am fully committed to updating my knowledge by regularly attending training and conferences to enhance my work - please see below under “Continuing Professional Development”.
The Counselling Process
There are many different reasons why people come for counselling and no reason is too small if it’s having a negative impact on you, how you feel and how it affects your life. Coming to counselling with someone who will not judge you can be incredibly empowering and can offer clarity and enlightenment. It can help you to move forward and become “unstuck”
My aim is to provide you with the time and space to be fully heard, without judgement, helping you to make sense of what’s going on in your life and find a clearer path forward.
What you can expect?
I believe that at the heart of good therapy is the relationship you build with your counsellor so it's important for me that you feel comfortable with your counsellor. With that in mind, I invite you to get in touch with me to see how counselling with me might be for you either via email or by phone and I'll get back to you (usually within 24 hours Mon-Fri)
After a brief phone call (lasting 10-15 mins), we can then arrange a mutually convenient time to have an introductory session. This takes place in my peacefully located therapy room in Cherhill with free parking provided. During this session, you'll get a sense of what it might feel like to be working with me and I will encourage you to ask any questions if you feel unsure about anything. The charge for this and any further sessions is currently £50 and I am registered with BUPA and Aviva*
Further sessions can then be arranged by mutual agreement and take place at the same time each week and last for one hour - as a guide, short term counselling is between 6-8 sessions and longer term counselling is available too.
Please feel free to have a look at my website www.unacavanagh.com for more details and if you do have any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them.
(*Registered with BUPA and Aviva - please contact them beforehand for eligibility)
I am currently training as a supervisor with Severn Talking Therapies in Bristol and offer a reduced fee of £35 per hour for supervision. My therapeutic model is relational/integrative but I am comfortable working with different theoretical approaches.
Please contact me if you like further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB).
- Certificate in bereavement support
- Adoption Support Work (Barnardo's)
- Certificate in supporting victims of rape & sexual violence (Victim Support)
- Certifcate in supporting victims of domestic abuse/violence (Victim Support)
- SCAS.org "Introduction to Animal Assisted Interventions"
- 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)
Recent Continuing Professional Development
- BACP Trauma Conference, Edinburgh 2018
- BME Voices Talk Mental Health Inaugural Conference, London 2018
‘Identity and Belonging; it’s not so Black and White’
- ISC Attachment & Trauma conference London 2018
- BACP Research Conference London 2018
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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£45 per 60 minute session
Registered with BUPA, Aviva & AXA PPP (please contact them for eligibility)
Reduced fee of £35 per 60 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My room is set in a garden. There are two steps down and then two steps up with handrails provided.
May 2019. I am unable to accept more clients at the moment but do check back as this page will be updated.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have a private practice in Cherhill, Wiltshire SN11 and I am currently training as a supervisor with Severn Talking Therapies in Bristol.View supervision profile