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Val Allen BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist

Lampeter, Ceredigon, SA48 7BA
01570 493522 Registered / Accredited
Lampeter, Ceredigon, SA48 7BA

About me

I have worked for 30 years as a psychotherapist and counsellor, and for 20 years as a counselling supervisor. I work as an independent practitioner, as well as in both the voluntary and statutory sectors. I work with a broad range of people and offer both brief and long term therapy. I supervise both trainee and experienced counsellors, individually and in groups.

I work face to face and offer phone counselling when this is not possible.

My work is based in Person-Centred theory, informed by many other approaches; I have completed training in EMDR, and Somatic Trauma Therapy, as well as CBT and Ericksonian, and would describe my approach as Integrative.

I work extensively with issues of trauma, in particular, PTSD, domestic abuse, childhood trauma, self harm and eating disorders, and deliver training with regard to these issues.

I also offer stress management, relaxation techniques, anger management and assertiveness skills, as well as general counselling for depression, anxiety disorders and relationship difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor.
Professional Qualifications include:
Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate (2007)
EMDR Certificate (2006/7)
Certificate in Dynamics of Group Supervision (2003) and Creative Group Supervision (1998)
Certificate in Brief Work for Person Centred Practitioners (2001)
Certificate in Trauma and PTSD (1999)
Certificate in Counsellor Supervision (1998)
Certificate in Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (1990)
Diploma in Psychotherapy & Clinical Hypnotherapy (1984)
BA Honours Degree Philosophy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood trauma, historic abuse

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

I offer a sliding scale according to clients income and circumstances.
Fees range from £25 to £60 per hourly session for counselling and psychotherapy.  Reduced rates apply to unwaged, low waged and students.

Supervision fees range from £25 to £60 per hour. Reduced rates apply to trainees and counsellors working in the voluntary sector.

I offer concessionary rates to key workers

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

My office is situated on the ground floor and has disabled access.

23 High Street
Lampeter
Ceredigon
SA48 7BA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

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

I can provide a ramp for wheelchair users

Availability

Weekdays only, 10am - 6pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Supervisor of individuals and groups.

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01570 493522
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