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Valerian Counselling Counselling & Psychotherapy in Marple, Stockport and the High Peak

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A registered member of the BACP, committed to continuing professional development

Qualifications & Training

ABC L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
BPS Approved Certificate in Third Wave CBT
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
MA (Cantab) Natural Sciences
Edexcel L3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Both during and after my core training as an integrative practitioner, In accordance with BACP expectations regarding continuing professional development, I have attended and continue to attend further training and workshops on a variety of topics and approaches. To date, these have included:-

  • Working with Couples
  • CBT for Eating Disorders
  • Exploring Gender & Gender Diversity
  • Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Counselling Bereavement and Loss
  • Counselling Suicidal Clients
  • Working with Addiction
  • Essential Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Skills
  • Attachment Theory into the Future
  • Psychosexual Therapy
  • Addictive relationships with Food
I routinely use Feedback Informed Therapy (FIT) procedures as part of the counselling process, as recommended by the international Centre of Clinical Excellence (ICCE).

I hold current Enhanced DBS Clearance and I am registered with the ICO (Information Commisioner's Office) and authorised to hold sensitive personal data in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Please note - I am not a qualified medical practitioner and therefore unable to provide medical advice. I may, however, refer a client to suitably qualified or appropriate third parties under certain circumstances if I deem it to be in the client's interests.

Main photograph by Christine Widdall

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