Valerie Ward Reg MBACP Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor
I am a fully qualified therapeutic practitioner & supervisor & a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) & I abide by their code of ethics. My training at Leeds Metropolitan University is accredited by BACP.
Diploma HE Therapeutic Counselling
Cert. Clinical Supervision
Cert. HE Interpersonal & Counselling Skillls
Core Concepts Transactional Analysis
Cert. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cert. Psychophysiology of Trauma
Cert. Time-limited Attachment-Informed Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Cert. Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Cert. Mental Health Issues
Cert. Couple Counselling.
I have a wealth of experience working in private practice & within the PCT (Primary Care Trust) taking GP referrals.
I provide a space for supervisees to reflect upon the content and process of their work to enable further development of understanding and skills within the work.
I aim to ensure that as a person, and as a worker, the supervisee is not left to carry unnecessarily, difficulties, problems and projections alone, and I provide an opportunity to explore and express personal distress, transference or counter-transference, that may be brought up by the work.
I aim to validate and support the supervisee, both as a person and as a worker, by providing an open and supportive relationship; essential for personal and professional development.