Yvonne Shields MBACP
Making the decision to seek counselling can be daunting and it is especially important that you choose a therapist you feel comfortable and able to work with. I aim to provide you with a safe, grounded, non-judgemental and compassionate space where you can explore whatever has led you to counselling.
I am an experienced therapist working in Royal Wootton Bassett offering evening and weekend appointments. My counselling background is Humanistic and I work mostly within the Person Centred Model of counselling.
To enable you to get a sense of whether counselling is right for you and to discuss what you wish to achieve from counselling, I charge a reduced fee for your first session. This gives us the opportunity to get to know each other a little and gives you a sense of whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with a wide range of clients, and have counselled with several charities, latterly a Carers charity. I have worked for many years with military families and am acutely aware of the stresses and uniqueness of military life.
I am a fully qualified therapist and am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am committed to continuing my professional development and adhere to the standards of the BACP's Ethical Framework.
I hold a current Disclosure and Baring Service enhanced certificate and am fully insured.
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
I charge a reduced fee of £30 for your first 50 minute counselling session.
Subsequent sessions are charged at £40 for a 50 minute session.