MBCAP - "Courage Counselling"
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Why the name Courage Counselling?
I chose the name Courage Counselling because I wanted to convey how courageous it is to be able to confront your feelings with honesty. My aim is to help you to sit with these feelings, however overwhelming they may feel, and help you to work through them at a pace that feels safe for you.
How can I help?
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your emotions it can be a frightening time. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, weight issues, anger, OCD, eating disorders….these can feel very overwhelming and can make us feel isolated and even perhaps ashamed of those feelings. I’ve learnt through personal experience that the way to combat this is by allowing ourselves to be vulnerable – as the great Brené Brown says “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage”
So, I invite you to join me as we access your courage and work through your emotions together. I can’t promise that it will be easy, but I can promise you that it will be worth the journey.
What kind of counselling do I provide?
I am trained as a person centred counsellor. This means that our sessions are led by you because you are the expert in how you feel and what is most pressing for you. I will provide you with a safe space to explore your feelings without judgement. Practically, it’s just the two of us sitting opposite each other, building our therapeutic relationship. I provide tissues (which you may or may not need) and water.
How many sessions do I need?
That’s entirely up to you. You can come to your first session and decide that you’ve managed to come to a resolution about what was troubling you, or you may decide to embark on longer term therapy, or something in between! There is no obligation and we will agree between us how you would like to proceed, this agreement will then be regularly reviewed to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your investment of time and money.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred Orientation)
- Registered Member of the BACP
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
- Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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
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
£45.00 per session
Each session lasts for 1 hour and the cost is £45.
I accept cash, cheque, bank transfer or credit/debit card.
When I work
I personally see clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I work with colleagues who can see clients on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays - please see our website for further details.
What if I need to cancel?
If you give me more than 24 hours notice our session can be rescheduled at no charge. Less than 24 hours notice incurs a charge of 50%.