I qualified as a Counselling Psychologist in 2005. I am a member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Counselling Psychology and I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. I abide by the BPS’s and the HCPC’s Ethical Code of Conduct.
‘Counselling psychologists apply psychology to working collaboratively with people across a diverse range of human problems.
These include helping people manage difficult life events such as bereavement, past and present relationships and working with mental health issues and disorders.
Counselling psychologists accept subjective experience as valid for each person, explore underlying issues and use an active collaborative relationship to empower people to consider change. Counselling psychologists utilise a holistic stance, which involves examining the issues brought, within the wider context of what has given rise to them’ (https://careers.bps.org.uk/area/counselling)
From the British Psychological Society:
Be reflective scientist-practitioners
Work creatively, compassionately and collaboratively
Work ethically and effectively
The Division of Counselling Psychology is committed to:
Equality of access to resources, research, education and training
Fairness, equality and social justice
Leading and influencing the design and delivery of innovative policies and services
Meeting the psychological needs of people