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Experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor MBACP

About me

I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor working in private practice with individuals, groups, and couples. I have worked in several settings including the NHS, Palliative Care, and the Ministry of Justice.  
 
Psychotherapy and counselling are methods of talking therapies that are useful in understanding difficulties in how you think and feel in relation to yourself, the world, and others. Why someone finds themselves seeking out psychotherapy can be for many reasons. It could be a relationship in crisis, an illness or a bereavement that leaves someone feeling lost, anxious, and depressed. Sometimes there may not be one obvious life event troubling you, but a series of feelings that are hard to make sense of. Therapy can be a place to start to understand this process.
 
For instance, therapy can be a good place to start tackling a general lack of confidence, low self-esteem, feeling disconnected or overwhelmed with life. I can also work with compulsive or addictive behaviour that may once have been the solution to painful feelings or problems that no longer serve you and the life you wish to live. Or perhaps work related stress, redundancy or uncertainty around the future may need space to be thought about.
 
‘Every single human being, when the entire situation is taken into account, has always, at every moment of the past, done the very best that he or she could do, as so deserves neither blame nor reproach from anyone, including self’.  Carole Shadbolt.
 
Psychotherapy or Counselling may be helpful with:
•           Anxiety, depression, and feelings of hopelessness
•           Troublesome relationships or unresolved childhood problems
•           Lack of confidence and low self-esteem
•           Addiction and eating disorders
•           Feeling disconnected from life or a sense of meaningless in life
•           Trauma or abuse
•           Sexual problems
•           Stress in the workplace, redundancy, bullying and burnout
•           Divorce or separation
•           Loss and bereavement
•           Understanding and dealing with feelings of guilt and shame, frustration, and anger

What happens next?
The first step involves you sending me an email, followed by an initial brief telephone call, and then a 30 minute free consultation. We then discuss what you might be looking for from therapy and whether myself or another therapist might be more suitable. In which case I would refer you to a colleague.  

You can either call me on: 07900064502 or email hello@willmidlanetherapy.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications
I am fully qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute. I am currently working towards finishing an MSc in Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at the Metanoia Institute (validated by Middlesex University).

I am a member of the following organisations:
 
•    UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy
•    BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
•    IARTA - The International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

My fee is £60 for a fifty minute session. I also work on a sliding scale of affordability and am open to negotiation. Cancellation fees will apply and will need to be discussed at the outset. Our initial 30 minute consultation is free.

Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

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