What training and experience do Counselling Works affiliates have?
We have five categories of affiliates:
1. CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. Trainees. They will have completed a Certificate in Counselling and are now on a professional training course working toward their Diploma in Counselling qualification. In the second year of their Diploma Course they are required to see real clients to build up their counselling experience. They receive "clinical supervision", which means that their work is closely monitored by a very experienced counsellor. These counsellors are not paid, the fee simply pays for the cost of the room rent.
Expect to pay less than £10 a session.
2b. First year Diploma. Since qualifying Affiliates at this stage are continuing to build their experience. They will have at least 150+ hours counselling experience.
Expect to pay about £20 - £30 a session.
3a. Second year + Diploma. As category 2 above, but two or more years after qualifying. Not yet sufficiently experienced to apply for BACP Accreditation.
Expect to pay about £30 - £35 a session.
3b. Experienced Diploma holding counsellors. As category 3a above, but more than 2 years after qualifying. Not yet applied for BACP Accreditation, athough may meet the criteria.
Expect to pay about £35 - £40 a session.
4. Accredited Counsellors/Psychologists. To be Accredited a counsellor must have completed at least 450 hours training plus a minimum of 450 hours experience with clients. The Accreditation is awarded by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is completely independent of the counsellor and Counselling Works. The counsellor is required to demonstrate a clear understanding of counselling theory and back that up with case study material.
Expect to pay about £40 - £50 a session.
5. BACP Senior Accredited Counsellors and Psychotherapists/Psychologists/UKCP Psychotherapists. To reach this standard the counsellor must have been accredited for at least 6 years (so probably has at least 10 years experience) and have completed at least 1,000 hours with clients. (Our Senior Accredited counsellors and Psychotherapists far exceed this number.)
Expect to pay between £50 and £60 a session. (more at weekends)
Our most experienced
counsellors far exceed this level of
training and experience.
We are pleased to offer our services to the Brazilian community in Milton Keynes.