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How We Work

Be-ing is a room that is used by several therapeutic practitioners. Some have regular 'slots' of time when they work, some work more flexible hours. It is important to all of us who work at Be-ing that clients know we operate professional practices, so we all have professional indemnity insurance, and are members of professional bodies, all of which stipulate ethical frameworks to which our work complies.

Choosing a Therapist

If you are interested in contacting a particular therapist, their contact details can be found on either the Founders Page or the Residents Page. If you are not sure, you can read about expectations on meeting a therapist or you can use our contact form if you would like some preliminary queries answered first.

Referrals and Additional Support

It is important you feel a therapist is right for you, and for the work you wish to embark upon. If Be-ing does not have the right therapist for you, it is our intention to offer you a more suitable referral. When possible, we will also try to signpost you to other agencies and organisations that might offer relevant support.

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Ethics and Philosophy

Why are Ethics Important?

An ethical framework endows the therapeutic relationship with a structure of what is considered professional behaviour by the therapist, and it also informs and supports the rights of the client. The principles of these guidelines also underpins our philosophy and responsibilities of psychotherapy:

· Fidelity: honouring the trust placed in the practitioner

· Autonomy: respect for the client’s right to be self-governing

· Beneficence: a commitment to promoting the client’s well-being

· Non-maleficence: a commitment to avoiding harm to the client

· Justice: the fair and impartial treatment of all clients and the provision of adequate services

· Self-respect: fostering the practitioner’s self-knowledge and care for self

These principles are from the Ethical Framework of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

If you as a client wished to complain, the Ethical Framework offers a step-by-step procedure for your complaint. If it felt acceptable to you, the chance to discuss the complaint with your therapist could also enrich the therapeutic process.

Our Philosophy - The Humanistic Approach

We believe, as therapists, that we offer our skills and presence to engage with our clients and to be alongside them as they work towards their aims and goals.


In our philosophical approach, the client is the expert of his/her own experience and we work to be alongside the client, to understand.

We believe that the client is in the therapeutic relationship as a whole person, and that their experience happens at many levels, and we aim to meet them where they are at.

We are not medically trained, and we do not offer advice. We endeavour to build with our clients a working relationship, that, sometimes creatively, explores the client's issues.

We do not see a person as 'lacking' or 'dysfunctional', but as a person at one point on a continuum of growth.

We believe when a person experiences respect, warmth and genuineness in a therapeutic relationship, this can create an environment for the change the client desires.

The BACP website offers a comprehensive list, with short descriptions, of other therapeutic approaches.


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