Veronique Briant

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MBACP (Accred) Relationship Therapist - Individuals/Couples
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

St Leonards On Sea TN38 & Battle TN33
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a relationship therapist, working with individuals and couples across the UK on Zoom and by phone for 10 years. I work with adults of all ages, genders and backgrounds. I am also registered with AXA, WPA, Aviva and Vitality Health and Vita Health insurance companies.

Thinking about having therapy?

You do not necessarily have to be in distress to benefit from therapy. You may be facing anxiety in an area of your life and looking for an impartial, non-judgemental and confidential space to discuss issues on your mind. On the other hand, you may have reached a crisis point in an area of your life and need a safe place to talk through what is happening.

I am dedicated to supporting you on your journey and will ensure that your goals are kept front of mind in the work. My aim is that you find the counselling experience helpful from the start. 

I work with issues relating to:

  • Family and relationships: exploring relationships, creating family and managing difficult life and family experiences.
  • Couples work: I work with couples all over the UK for both relationship MOT's - a tune up - and for more pressing, critical work. 
  • Building self-esteem: experiences of loneliness, self-doubt,, distrust and uncertainty.
  • Anxiety, depression and low mood: including panic, phobias, ADHD, OCD, worry-loops and self-harm.
  • Addictions, co-dependency: self-harming patterns of behaviour. I also work with 'Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addicts/Disfunctional Families'
  • Career stress: managing work-life balance, stress at work, career issues, redundancy and change.
  • Identity and roles: life and identity questions, divorce and separation, community, menopause/mid-life and sexuality.
  • I am also a qualified Supervisor supporting therapists around the UK in their clinical practice.

Couple Counselling

Some couples attend for an MOT, in the knowledge that they both want to address something in their partnership. Others may be experiencing a breakdown in connection and I offer a pathway to improve communication and work towards some opportunities to improve the relationship. If separation is being discussed, I offer the space and time to hear each other clearly in order to evaluate what can be saved and consider the process - importantly for both to feel safe in considering options and actions. 

Whatever the issue a partnership is facing, time together in this way can help discussions, understanding and future plans. For couples, a longer session of 1hr 20 mins is recommended. Here's more info: https://www.markwickcounselling.com/couple-therapy

Choosing a Therapist

It can be daunting finding a therapist to work with and I am happy to speak with you beforehand so you can choose if there's a fit - just call or use the email link on this page. I work in a warm, engaged and encouraging way and you will find various client testimonials on my website.

My Approach

As an integrative counsellor, I bring together a combination of different approaches - Transactional Analysis being my main theoretical model - to support you on your journey. I will hold the space for you to explore what you are looking to achieve and I hope you will find counselling both enjoyable and supportive.

Session fees for individuals are £60 for 50 minutes and £70 for 1 hour (either by Zoom or telephone).  Couple sessions are by Zoom at £90 for 1 hr and £120 for the 1hr 20 min longer sessions.

An exploratory session

If you haven't had therapy before, why not start with an exploratory first session and see how you feel?

For more information on session formats, location and fees please refer to website: www.markwickcounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

My training/qualifications include:

  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Humanistic, Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Supervision   Member (Accred) of BACP, adhering to BACP ethical framework
  • BACP Accredited Membership - I am BACP Accredited - a further designation, demonstrating high standards of knowledge, experience,  development and integrity
  • Numerous CPD/courses every year to further deepen my experience in relation to individual and couples counselling: including schema therapy; mentalisation; brief therapy; relational therapy; sex & relationship courses; safe-guarding & assessment; ethics & professionalism; identity & gender expression; LGBTQI+ affirmative therapy
  • NLP Qualified Practitioner
  • Certificate in Online Counselling - certified counsellor in telephone & online counselling
  • AXA Health Insurance accredited psychotherapist

History & Experience:  I became interested in my own personal development in 1997 and undertook courses both in the UK and abroad. I also became involved in support group work.

In 2007, I qualified as an NLP Practitioner as an adjunct to my training skills in the corporate environment. I liked the idea of changing what wasn't helpful, and there are various NLP exercises that can support mind and body in facilitating positive change. In 2009 I co-facilitated the Family Aftercare Support Group at an addiction treatment centre in Ontario, Canada. In 2014 I undertook my UK Diploma encompassing, TA, Gestalt therapy and Person-centred counselling. In 2020 I achieved BACP 'Accredited' status - demonstrating my commitment to high standards, competency and ethics. In 2021 I undertook my Diploma in Supervision.

My specialisations include:

  • Transactional analysis
  • Couple therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Creative sessions
  • Phobia and change models (NLP)
  • Short term, solution-focussed therapy for Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)/UK Health Insurance Orgs including AXA Health; WPA; PLE Health and Vita Health, 
  • Schema Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision for therapists around the UK (see Supervision Profile)

I am frequently attending new workshops and courses as part of my on-going CPD (continuing personal development). As part of my membership with the BACP, I adhere to an ethical and professional framework. I have full practitioner liability insurance.

Insurance:

  • WPA
  • AXA Health
  • Aviva, Vitality, Vita Health and PLE Health

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship counselling/support for couples and individuals

Adult children of alcoholics/addicts

Co-dependency

Families of alcoholics/addicts

Issues around caring for others

Life changes/family/career burn-out/work life balance

Isolation, anxiety and self-esteem

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • WPA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

I charge £60 for individual counselling (for a 50 minute session) and £70 for a 1 hour session.

Couples sessions are charged at £90 (for a 60 minute session) with longer initial sessions recommended at the start of your work together for 1hr 20mins at £120.  Please see website for more information on fees and payment.

When I work

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I am seeing clients online - via Zoom - and sessions are also available for individuals by telephone. Sessions can be arranged from 08.00am weekdays.

Further information

Clients work with me on Zoom and by telephone. I send you a personal link for your Zoom sessions, or if you are undertaking counselling by phone, I will call you at your designated time for the duration of your session. For further information, please call or email me. There is also further information on my website:

www. markwickcounselling.com

St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN38

Battle, East Sussex, TN33

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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All sessions currently online or by telephone

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

I am available to activelysupport your new or established counselling practice with monthly online or telephone supervision - from anywhere in the UK.

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Veronique Briant
Veronique Briant