Making The Difference
23rd March 2023
As well as my own private practice I have worked in a variety of settings including Education, Employee Assistance Programes and Critical Incidents.
Three years ago I moved from my twelve year role as Head of Counselling and Student Welfare Officer in a Further Education College. I have been a member of Cranfield University Student Counselling Team for the last six years. I have worked as a Counselling Supervisor at a Young Persons Centre, supervising both social workers and counsellors and for the last four years have been a Supervisor to Victim Support staff who support victims of domestic violence and serious crime. As a Supervisor I also supervise qualified and trainee counsellors, managers of Counselling Organisations and Young Peoples Centres and with those working in the helping professions. I'm an Associate Counsellor with a leading international Employee Assistance Programme provider and work with victims of critical incidents, crime and trauma. I am also a fully trained EMDR Practioner and Cognitive Behavioual Therapist.
Areas of Specialism
Healing the Past
Critical Incident Debriefing
Eye Movemement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Crisis - Finding a Way Forward
Counselling and Support Supervision - Individuals and Groups
I regard the Person-Centred Approach as central to my way of working and being and I endeavour to remain true to the core philosophy and spirit of Carl Rogers in seeing each person I work with as a unique individual. Embracing mind, body and spirit my aim is to facilitate and accompany my clients in their journey towards healing, insight and wholeness.
DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING (MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY 1996), DIPLOMA IN SUPERVISION, EMDR PRACTITIONER LEVELS 1 AND 2, LICENSED CRITICAL INCIDENT PRACTITIONER AND MENTOR, COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPIST
Member of BACP (APSCC and AUCC), BAPCA, EMDR ASSOC.
FEES From 1 September 2018
Hourly session: £50
*Young People - 13 - 18 years:
* Free for those with parents/guardians on low incomes and those who wish to attend independent of parents/guardians financial support
Hourly Session: £60
Ninety minute session £90
Parents & Teenagers Counselling
£55 per hour
Initial Session: No fee
Further sessions: Qualified counsellors : £50
Organisations, EAPs and Critical Incident Debriefing:
Please ring to discuss your requirements and details of fees
Eye Movement Desensitization and Restoration (EMDR):
£60 per hour
Critical Incident Debriefing:
£60 per hour (1, 2 or 3 hours)
Mentoring - Critical Incidnet Debriefers:
£55 per hour
Cognitve Behavioural Therapy
£75 (1.5 hours)
£50 per hour for subsequent sessions
Please give 24 hours notice of appointment cancellation. If 24 hours cancellation is not given you will be liable to pay full fee.
In cases of genuine emergency or illness on day of appointment you may only be required to pay 50% of full session fee.
Payments: Can either be by cheque made payable to Teresa Townsend or in cash at the end of each session