This is one way of demonstrating a counsellor’s level of competence and an effective way of showing provision of an excellent and safe standard of care.
As an accredited member of several national bodies, I work within the BACP Ethical Framework of good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. This includes regular professional development and ongoing supervision.
My integrity, and ways of working, particularly with neurodiversity, has been recognised nationally, in the form of being awarded 3 Fellowships from Britain’s major counselling organisations:
FBACP Fellow, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
FNCPS Fellow, National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
FNCIP Fellow, National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists
Along with experience and accreditation, qualifications are another way of demonstrating a level of competence etc.
"However, the importance of these is not the numerous certificates with which I could decorate a wall, but the fact that they represent a small part of the knowledge that is in my head and heart to be used inspirationally, empathically, intuitively, and with integrity."
My Professional Qualifications started in 1998 & include:
I also hold numerous Diplomas & Certificates, including:
TFT - 1999 Thought Field Therapy, Bryan Lowe, Mstr Prctnr NLP,
DPYK - Drug Proof Your Kids programme with Care for the Family
TIR - Traumatic Incident reduction; Gerald French (USA0
CTA - Clinical Theology Association: (Adv. 3yr course)
LI - Lifespan Integration: Peggy Pace
GT - Gentle Teaching: Dan Hobbs (USA)
Emotional Logic - Dr Trevor Griffith
Trauma - Dr Janina Fisher et al
CBT - Christine Padesky
I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate.
The Power of Acceptance
Thresholds BACP 2011; winter 8-10
Past struggles with dyslexia have heightened Roger Helyar’s capacity to empathise with others: a capacity he has found invaluable in many counselling situations.
“I realised I could identify with people who didn’t fit the norm and could also recognise the impact on peoples’ lives of ill-conceived ideas and inflexible structures, both in education, religion and society”.
How I Became A Therapist
BACP Therapy Today 2015; 26(6): 29
Roger’s journey from academic failure to a qualified, experienced, and accredited counsellor, supervisor, life-coach, trainer, and mentor.
The Power of Empathy
BACP 2015 Thresholds winter
Roger explains what it is like to be a counsellor who is dyslexic: "I’ve been told that I think and work outside the box… (for me) that doesn’t mean working in a stupid, heroic, self-ambitious way, but from a very firm ethical basis… Supervision is key to maintaining an ethical practice: no collusion, but trust - empathy - in knowing each other’s roles, keeps my clients safe, keeps me working ethically and keeps the profession’s reputation intact..."
Time To Tell - David Fulton
Rockhaven trauma client David tells his story in ...
‘Time to Tell’ is an extraordinary and moving account of one man’s survival against insanity - his own, and that of his captors.
This story is not for the fainthearted but is so worth reading.
As he takes you on a journey of his captivity, interspersed with moments from his ‘normal’ life, Dave shows us the power of faith, forgiveness, and love.
‘Time to Tell - author David Fulton
Published by Rockhaven Books, Exeter 2014
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