Some common questions, but please get in touch if you have any more!
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A REGISTERED MEMBER OF THE BACP? WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
The BACP is a professional body who ensure and provide a framework and level of care for counsellors to work within. It is important to make sure we are all working to an ethical and professional standard. As a practicing registered member, I have had to achieve a certain level of training, competency, and experience. I have also had to pass an exam to hold their Certificate of Proficiency. As a registered member I take part in regular CPD and Supervision to ensure I am working as ethically and effectively as possible. If you are interested to learn more about the BACP, have a look at their website at ww.bacp.co.uk
IS THE INITIAL CONSULTATION CALL FREE?
Yes! I believe its important to have an opportunity to talk openly before our first session, to explain how I work in more detail and hear from you what you are looking for. I offer a 20 minute consultation call for free, so please get in touch if you have any questions or are interested.
HOW DO I KNOW YOUR APPROACH TO THERAPY IS THE RIGHT APPROACH FOR ME?
It is completely normal to be unsure what 'type' of therapist to look for and what is going to help you. I believe the connection with your counsellor is the most important, and we can discuss my style and approach to counselling in our initial call, to see if that fits with what you are looking for. I am trained to combine approaches depending on the client, so we can work together to find out what approach is best for you.
DO YOU OFFER CONCESSION RATES?
I do offer some concession rates for students, low income clients, and young people. Please get in touch to discuss this.