About Joyce Philip Counselling
I have lived and worked in the Grampian region all my life. I would be considered a 'local quine' and take great pride in that.
From a young age I wanted to work within one of the 'caring professions' originally believing my way forward was in nursing. Instead I trained as an Occupational Therapist (O.T.), qualifying in 1987. For 18 years I worked for NHS Grampian latterly attaining the position of Senior I community paediatric Occupational therapist.
In 2006 I started a new chapter training as a counsellor, qualifying with a Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Approach to Counselling in 2009 from Aberdeen University. Subsequently I qualified in 2014 with a Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling Supervision with Aberdeen University. In June 2014 I completed a Certificate in Group Supervision with The Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD).
*N.B. As of February 2021 I decided to not take on any new supervisees and as of June 2021 I have discontinued my supervision practice.*
Since 2007 I have acquired a considerable amount of clinical hours covering numerous client issues within a variety of placement settings both as a professional counsellor and as a volunteer worker with several local charitable organisations.
I have offered remote sessions for some time, however due to the Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020 this replaced face-to-face sessions either via video conferencing or telephone call. Since April 2020 I volunteered on the ACIS phoneline during the pandemic, stopping in January 2021 when the service format changed. In October 2020 I completed "How to do counselling online: A coronavirus primer
" a course by BACP/Open University. Following lock down on Boxing day 2020 face-to-face sessions resumed mid May 2021 following strict Covid-19 guidelines. (see separate page)
As a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), I abide by their ethics and code of practice.
As of 16 March 2012 I have been granted the status of
**BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist**
This status assures the general public that I have achieved a substantial level of
training and experience and have been approved by BACP.
For more information on BACP accreditation:
In addition to accreditation I have also been granted the status of
**UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist**
As you can see from the list above my case load has been very varied,
but the one factor that remains constant is me.
By offering the therapeutic conditions of understanding,
acceptance, genuineness and warmth,
this creates the safe space for another to share their experience,
a precious space that I have not experienced in any other situation.