Person-centred Counsellor PGCert, BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred)
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My name is Zoe and I am a fully qualified and insured professional person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist and I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor. I am registered accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am based in Weymouth working in Dorset. I also hold a current DBS certificate. I work with clients online who live locally, across the country, for individuals working abroad and Ex-pats that have settled in Europe.
I currently work online and have some face to face availability in my locality, with private individuals, couples, EAP companies, victim support, educational healthcare services and national charities. I offer Skype and Zoom sessions as well as telephone sessions. I also work for a national company offering digital (typed) support and can also offer private digital sessions, which can be useful for clients who do not wish to speak or be seen via video call.
I have previously worked within the NHS in Dorset and with Somerset Partnership NHS in a counselling and psychological role. I also worked with a Dorset charity specialising in working with adult survivors of childhood abuse and have experience of working with a wide range of individuals and issues, from a variety of different backgrounds. A a national charity supporting young adults and parents and also within drug and alcohol services.
I am able to work with clients of all backgrounds who wish to have a private and confidential space to explore current or historical difficulties and work with individuals and couples who are; professionals, parents, single, various sexual orientation, various stages of life, also students, autistic, Aspergers, D/deaf or hard of hearing (can use BSL) and also clients who have learning difficulties or who have disabilities/abilities, mobility or medical issues. I am able to adapt my work to suit individual needs.
I offer long term or shorter term work and flexible contracts to meet clients needs and work with local companies, educational and health care services, victim support and employment assisted programmes.
I value individuality, difference, honesty and integrity. I respect you finding your own path, being entirely yourself and building trust and connection with you. I believe in the right therapeutic environment people can be empowered to find their own answers when they feel ready and in their own time.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PGCert Clinical Supervision
- BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Dip (HE) Person-centred Counselling
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Introduction to Counselling Skills.
Other qualifications include:
- BTEC Professional Development Certificate Communication Support Worker for Deaf People (in Further Education)
- CACDP Certificate in Communication and guiding Skills with deafblind
- CACDP Stage 2 Certificate in British Sign Language
- CACDP Stage 1 Certificate in British Sign Language
- Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
The fee is £50 (60 minute session) the first introductory session is discounted at £45 (90 minute session) which includes an optional free assessment as part of this appointment.
Couples are £60 (60 minute session) the first introductory session is discounted at £50 (90 minute session) which includes an optional free assessment as part of this appointment.
(If an assessment is chosen, please allow up to one and half hours for the first appointment for this and to give time to discuss what you are looking for, how I work and any queries you may have.)
Concessions may be available for clients with restricted income. For example; low paid or part time employment, retired people living on state pension, in receipt of benefits or if you are a student.
Fees can be negotiated, depending on your circumstances and working status to allow the sessions to be affordable to you, for the duration of our work together.
Please contact me to discuss this further.
When I work
Hours are usually during office hours. However, I do offer sessions later in the evening and Saturday mornings. Additional fees may be charged depending on times required.
Can use British Sign Language with clients.