My Therapy Experience

I am a BACP Registered and Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Senior Accredited Supervisor. I have been counselling and supervising for 30 years in various settings including:  two drug and alcohol agencies where I worked with children and adults on their own addiction or if they were affected by a family member’s addiction issues; two Further Education, and two Higher Education colleges where I worked with both students and staff; in private practice working both short term and longer term with clients, including twice weekly psychotherapy; as a Staff Counsellor in two NHS hospitals; as the Staff Counselling Manager at Cardiff University for 10 years; and currently in full time private practice.

As you can see I have considerable experience in working with a diverse range of clients from young people living in inner cities with physical and emotional deprivations, to consultants working in the NHS, to senior academics facing the challenges of the changing face of academia, to those suffering with depression and anxiety, work life balance issues, bereavement, relationship issues, pain and illness.

I abide by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework 

 

Confidentiality 

Under normal circumstances, nothing you say goes beyond the counselling room unless you want it to, and you say so explicitly. 

I may only pass on information in exceptional circumstances:

1.    Where I have your express consent to disclose the information.

2.    Where I believe you, or a third party is in serious danger.

3.    Where I would be liable to civil or criminal court procedure if the information was not disclosed (such as terrorist activity).

 

 

Fees

I am now only working from home:

£60 per 50 minute session in Walterstone.

£95 per 90 minute supervision session.

£50 per 60 minute Mindfulness session.

Please note all missed sessions are chargeable.




My Professional qualifications:

-         Diploma in Person Centred Counselling 1989

-         BSc (Hons) Psychology 1997

-         BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis 2000

-         PG Diploma in Supervision 2006

-         MA in Professional Development (Management) 2010-2013

-         BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psycotherapist since 2001

-         BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor since 2010


I am Past Chair of BACP Workplace Division.


Mindfulness Training and Experience


I have been practicing and teaching mindfulness for 30 years and have followed the MBSR approach since 2007. I have completed Level One of the Teacher Training Pathway with Bangor University, and am listed on the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations. This means I have demonstrated (via an assessment process) that I meet the UK Good Practice Guidance for Mindfulness-Based Teachers i.e I am: suitably trained, committed to continuous professional development, hold appropriate insurance and are receiving supervision for my teaching. You can find my listing here: https://www.ukmindfulnessnetwork.co.uk/uk-listing/





 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 Telephone: 07778 036024

Email: tinaabbottcounselling@gmail.com     Please note Monday to Friday I will respond to your email with 36-48 hours, if I do not respond to you within this timeframe I may not have received your email-do email me again or give me a call. If I am unavailable my out of office will be on. If you email me over a weekend I will get back to you on a Monday.  

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