Yvonne Dark-Driftwood Therapeutic Services MA, MBACP, MBPsS, PG Cert, BSc Hons
We all know life can get tough at times and we can struggle to see our way through it. Sometimes it helps to talk those experiences or feelings through with someone who can really listen and brings no agenda with them.
There are so many reasons to come to therapy, difficult times in life, things feeling not quite right, anxiety, depression, or things from our past affecting us in the here and now (trauma or attachment issues). Therapy is a safe, neutral place you can use to explore what is happening for you, and it can support you in deciding how you want to manage it.
My role is to facilitate and support you in your own understanding of, or perspective on, the difficulties you are experiencing and assist you in making your own choices about what is best for you in each instance. To express how you feel, explore the way you think and manage situations, relationships and communication patterns or to safely explore and process anytrauma.
Sometimes being able to step away from your usual environment, and the advice and opinions of well-meaning others can help you tap into your own strength, needs and resilience. I am an integrative therapist so I will use differing approaches to help you understand yourself and explore how you feel. My goal is always to give you warmth, support and respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully-qualified, BACP registered Therapist.
- BSc Hons in Psychology
- PG Cert in Therapeutic Play Skills
- MA (Distinction) in Clinical Counselling
- Level 3 NOCN -Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT
- Online and Telephone Counselling Training
- Level 2 in Understanding Substance Misuse
I have trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level One and Two and my practice is DDP informed, I have also completed the Train the Trainer for Foundations of Attachment Programme and Nurturing Attachments Programme. I have also completed training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy Training.
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
From £50.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Individual Session – Adult or Child
Introductory Session – £35
Individual session – £50 (50 minute session)
Block of 3 individual sessions – £140
Individual session for trainee counsellors – £40
Block of 3 individual sessions for trainee counsellors – £110Family Work
Introductory Session – £40 (40 minute session)
Session Fees – £60 (60 minute session)
NHS Frontline Workers
Individual Session – £35 (50 minute session)
Block of three sessions – £95
I am as flexible as I can be about appointments and can usually find a way to make things work, so always ask.