Stephen Morley Bsc, Dip(couns), Registered MBACP
I hold a BACP-accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, a Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and I specialise in providing individual counselling therapy to adults. This can either be on a short-term basis or open-ended. I offer a comfortable and private consulting room within easy reach of Barnham village centre.
I also hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Information Systems (awarded in 1987) specialising in psychological aspects of organisations and Law. I have over 30 years experience within healthcare organisations throughout Europe, in both the private and public sector.
My decision to move into therapeutic work came in 2004 following a family health issue. Through contact with talking therapies around that time, I identified the next step in my own vocation and started clinical training soon after. I have been counselling since 2006.
I believe that everything we experience in life brings us to the place we are today. Each of us is the product of everything we have lived through so far; and we have a choice whether to use that knowledge or not.
"I believe it's never too late to look at the reasons why we think and act the way we do. More often than not, we discover it's the result of past experiences or relationships.
By gaining that personal insight, we all have the potential to free ourselves up and live the rest of our life the way we'd like."
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, my work is governed by the BACP Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct Procedure. Formed nearly 40 years ago, the Association works to ensure people have access to the best, evidence-based standards of practice in the counselling profession. You can obtain further information by clicking www.bacp.co.uk In addition to holding BACP-accredited qualifications in counselling, I also engage in an ongoing programme of further professional development. My work is fully insured and I hold an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The BACP Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. An independent body accountable to Government, the Authority’s role is to oversee health regulators such as the General Medical Council. The main purpose of the Register is to protect the public and help you find a therapist you can trust. It aims to offer reassurance that a BACP-registered practitioner adheres to high standards of proficiency, professionalism and good practice.