MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor (Dip Integrative Counselling, Dip Supervision)
I am a qualified, professional BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor, working with both individuals and couples. With over 16 years experience, I provide a safe, confidential environment in which you can discuss your feelings and concerns without judgement.
People may seek therapy because they have reached a crisis point in their life and are struggling to cope alone. Others make contact because they feel stuck or have become aware that they keep falling into unhelpful behaviour or thought patterns which prevent them from living life to the full.
My aim is to help you work towards gaining a greater understanding and awareness of the way you feel or behave.
My experience includes working for Bexley & Greenwich Resource for Alcohol, and for Family Matters (counselling adult/child survivors of sexual abuse.) I have also worked in the private and NHS care sector, which has given me the discipline and grounding now integral in my practice.
As an Integrative counsellor, I don’t adhere to one specific counselling model but draw from several approaches including humanistic, psychodynamic, transactional analysis, systemic and cognitive behavioural therapy. Every client is unique and so I will adapt my way of working to what we both believe might work best for you.
I can offer short or long-term support for the following issues: Relationships, Anxiety and Depression, Addictions, Bereavement & Loss, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Affairs & Betrayals, Anger Management, Low self-confidence/esteem, Pregnancy & birth, Work related stress, Redundancy, Domestic Abuse, Terminal illness.
I offer a free telephone assessment beforehand. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have beforehand about counselling.
My fee is £55 for individuals and £60 for couples. I can offer a reduced fee in special circumstances.
I hold a Diploma in Supervision, and since 2007, have supervised both qualified practitioners as well as trainees.
Supervision is provided on a monthly basis to a minimum of 1.5 hours in line with BACP and UKCP requirements. However, where additional supervision is provided elsewhere, the supervisee’s individual needs can be met as appropriate.
Fees start from £50, dependant on supervision requirements.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
- Introduction to Counselling 1996
- RSA Counselling Skills 1998
- NCFE Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2002
- Diploma in Supervision 2007
- Sexual Abuse Awareness Training 2009
- Couples Counselling Cert 2014
- Further training in Transactional Analysis 101 2018
- Mindfulness Training 2015
- Further training in DID, PTSD and Complex Trauma.
- MBACP (Accredited)
Please contact me on 07984 748 870 or contact Valerie on 07799 671 881.