Val Rainey Registered Member MBACP
I am a professional integral counsellor with a BACP accredited training. I offer a confidential counselling service for individual adults and work from counselling rooms in Chelmsford and Little Baddow.
Life doesn't always run smoothly and there are times when we could all use a helping hand and a listening ear. You may feel unhappy about aspects of your life, feel stuck, alone, unable to cope and see no way out. I offer a welcoming and safe environment in which you are free to talk about and explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement or criticism.
Having someone to really listen to you can be the first important step in looking at what is troubling you. My role is not about telling you what to do. I work with you to grow and develop the self awareness and understanding to come to terms with aspects of your life and uncover the potential to move forwards.
As an integral counsellor I use a range of therapeutic approaches as appropriate to the individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Certificate in Counselling Skills and Diploma of Higher Education in Integral Therapeutic Counselling.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have a range of counselling experience including working with clients through a national mental health charity as well as with a leading provider of support to individuals in later life. Having completed specialist training, I also work with survivors of sexual abuse and violence.
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
Loss of direction in life
The cost for a 50 minute session is £50 with payment due after each session.
The full fee will usually be charged if less than 24 hours notice of cancellation is received.
Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or e-mail if you have any queries about counselling and the service I provide. Additional information is also available on my website.