Who's behind this?
I'm Jess. A qualified BACP/CPCAB counsellor. I have over 10 years experience of working with families, adults and children in a range of settings. I have always loved my work and feel that the most important thing is truly listening to someone and how they are feeling. To be able to give someone the space to be able to talk without judgement, and be accepted is so powerful!
I understand that people come to counselling for loads of different reasons. I hope that I can offer a space for you to explore what you need in a non judgemental and accepting environment.
Whilst working with families and training I identified that therapy can be expensive and unable to afford the fees. With this in mind I have offered an online service to be able to reduce the fee.
In addition, I have been able to offer a further reduced fee. This is through some amazing trainee counsellors. These students have started their counselling career and need to gain experience towards the end of their training to enable them to qualify. They are bound by the same ethical framework that any therapist is and will have received specific training ensuring they are capable. I personally interview and select all the trainees to ensure that they work with my vision and hope for therapy to be accessible.
The therapists below are registered members of an accrediting body.
Below are the details of each that can be booked
Dean Reason MBACP Dip Counselling
I am Dean and I am a qualified counsellor who offers individual therapy. I can provide in person, online, short and long term options.
I work from an integrative approach, meaning I use various theories and techniques which cater to you as an individual. This is because everyone is unique; we all have struggles which we may want support with coping with. To do this effectively, I believe that the relationship we build is of paramount importance. A strong connection will allow for a safe environment for us to explore potential resolutions to anything you choose to bring to your session.
Often our work together brings a higher level of self-awareness, which can alter your interactions with others. By using what you learn in therapy, you can begin to learn a healthier way of being; really connecting to what your true desires are.
COUNSELLORS ON PLACEMENT
I have been so excited to be able to be able to offer affordable counselling. All of my Counsellors on Placement are all Members of Accredited Services, In their Final Years of Study. This means that they have already completed at least 2 years of training already. They have been interviewed by me and selected because of their skills and sharing similar ethos to The Wellbeing Therapy Hut.
That it is the clients journey and needs to be client led.
What is the difference?
The difference is that a qualified counsellor has more hours of working with clients, passed exams and assessments.
Trainees are in their final level of training. They have completed 2/3 years of training so far so have all the knowledge and theory and some client hours they just need to get more to be able to pass.
Trainees can only have 4 clients at a time where as a counsellor can have as many as they want. Trainees have to have more supervision which checks their practice as well.
I have recently posted an article on my facebook page that goes into more detail https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/.../lets-talk-fees