Practising since 1985 

Along with experience and accreditation, qualifications are a way of demonstrating a level of competence; and an effective way of showing the provision of excellent and safe standards of counselling and care.

Honorary awards

Fellow FBACP – (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)

Fellow FNCS - (National Counselling Society)


Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision   2001; KRCS Level 7

Adv. Dip. Counselling & Groupwork skills                    1998; RSA Level 5

Adv. Dip. in Person Centred Counselling,                    1999; Level 6

Adv. Dip. in Counselling Supervision,                          2014; KRCS: NCS Level 7

Dip. in the Art and Science of NLP

Dip. Young Peoples Counselling

Dip. Pastoral Supervisor ACC                                      2007; CPCAB Level 5

Dip. Sandplay Therapy

Dip. Creative CBT

Cert. Life Coaching

Cert. Neurodiversity                                                                           

Cert. Couple Counselling

Cert. Teaching ABRSM (Accredited: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music).

Accredition and Registration

Registered BACP - Senior Practitioner, British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Registered CPCAB - Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body – tutor

Accredited ACC - (Association of Christian Counsellors)

Accredited MNCS - (National Counselling Society)                          

Accredited AVR – (Accredited Voluntary Register)



Member of TAG – (Trauma and Abuse Group) 

Member of FSB - (Federation of Small Businesses)

As a person centred counsellor with additional training, including the following:

Genesis – alcohol and drug recovery programme. Michael Dye CADC , NCAC II (USA)

TFT - Thought Field Therapy. Bryan Lowe Mstr Prctnr NLP, Ad. Dip Coun.

DPYK – Drug Proof Your Kids programme with Care for the Family

TIR - Traumatic Incident Reduction. Gerald French (USA)

CTA - Clinical Theology Association. (Adv. 3yrs course)

SSA – Same Sex Attraction. Dr Joseph Nicolosi (USA)

LI - Lifespan Integration. Peggy Pace (USA)

GT – Gentle Teaching. Dan Hobbs (USA)

Emotional Logic. Dr Trevor Griffith

Enhanced DBS (current).    

© Rick Cresswell 2015