Val Hession

Person Centred/Humanistic/Integrative/CBT Counsellor & Supervisor                                                             

MBACP (Accred). UKRCP reg.

I am a trained Therapist with experience of working in Mental Health &  Drug & Alcohol Services including Primary and Secondary Care Services & Private Practice.

I offer a safe, contained and non judgemental space with an initial free 30 minutes consultation, without obligation. This is an opportunity to discuss your needs,  complete an initial assessment including answering any questions you may have, and agree upon working together.

My way of working is from a warm Person Centred approach, additionally mindful of the latest research in helping individuals making changes in their lives.

Experience includes working with Depression, Anxiety, Relational issues, Addictions, Stress & Personal Development.

As a BACP  (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited Counsellor my work is conducted in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I regularly engage in Continuing Professional Development and my practice is regularly supervised by a Chartered Psychologist.

I have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a Level 5 Diploma in CBT, (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), training in Holistic Therapy, including Holistic Spirituality (Dr William Bloom), training in MI (Motivational Interviewing) Practice and a Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision.

Counselling is confidential; however there are a limited number of occasions when I may have to pass on information about a Client to another professional with a legitimate reason for needing this. This may occur when the law requires it, when the Client or another is at risk of harm, supervision regarding therapeutic work, or sharing basic information with a health professional involved in the Client’s care.

Sessions last 50 minutes, session fees are £35 per session, sliding scale.

Type of clients:Individuals, Couples, Groups.

Format:Long term face to face, Short term face to face, Time limited.

Contact details:07790 029807

Additional information:A discrete, warm, and quiet room central to Bridport with the choice of off road parking or pay & display car parks nearby.