Becci Hayward BA (Hons) Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Healthcare On Demand Clinic
Off Upper High Street
When you decide to enter counselling, it is the relationship between you and your counsellor that will be fundamental in helping you increase self- awareness. It is my goal to create a warm and respectful relationship where you feel safe enough to explore what is troubling you, I will work to understand how you experience the world, facilitating a joint exploration of your emotions. I hope this will lead to a new and deeper understanding of your self, a greater sense of well being, and an awareness of more choices than may be apparent to you right now.
I would normally see individuals weekly for 50 minute sessions, and couples weekly for 60 minute sessions, either for a fixed duration (eg. six or twelve weeks) or for a longer, more open-ended time, depending on what we agree together. Occasionally if you are in a period of crisis I mat suggest we meet twice a week until life has settled for you. I always hope that we can work together to an agreed ending, no matter what the duration of our work.
My way of working is Integrative Relational, meaning I draw on a range of theories to support my work.
I am a Specialist Eating Disorder Practitioner using evidence based approaches to elicit the best possible outcome. I am happy to liaise with other professionals to provide the best care possible. I work within a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists and dietitians at the Healthcare On Demand Clinic in Guildford town centre. We offer an early intervention service for children and young people with eating disorders as well as longer term therapies for those who have been ill for some time such as MANTRA, CBT-E, CFT, DBT and MBT.
I have been working in the Guildford area for nine years. I currently work from my home in Stoughton, which is a small suburb in the north of Guildford and also at the Healthcare On Demand Clinic in central Guildford.
I am a Registered and Accredited Member of BACP, and I abide by their Code of Ethics. My work is supervised by a senior practitioner.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Child Psychology (ICS)
Advanced Certificate in Counselling (Kingston)
BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling (Middlesex University)
Eating Disorder Practitioner (NCFED)
Obesity Practitioner (NCFED)
Nutritional Interventions in Eating Disorders (NCFED)
Working with Couples in Individual Therapy (TCCR)
Couple Dynamics (Ruth Morgan Training)
Group Work (Making Space)
Family Based Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa (Great Ormond Street Hospital)
Compassion Focused Therapy (Grayrock Training)
MANTRA - Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (Maudsley Hospital)
Working with Aspergers in the Consulting Room - Maxine Aston (Brighton Therapy Partnership)
Compassion Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders - Ken Goss (The Compassionate Mind Foundation)
Women and Aspergers (National Autistic Society)
I have extensive experience working with individuals with eating disorders, in supporting families to aid recovery and also in supporting parents, partners and carers of eating disorder sufferers.
I have a special interest and experience with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. I very much enjoy working with people who have received a late diagnosis (after early childhood), or who may think they fit the diagnostic criteria but have chosen not to opt for diagnosis at this stage. I also work with couples where one or both partners has an ASC diagnosis and parents who have a child with a diagnosis.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Support for parents of children with an Eating Disorder.
Support for partners of those with an Eating Disorder.
Psychotherapeutic Group work.
FBT - Family Based Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia and Bulimia.
MANTRA - Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults.
Fees are based on a 50 minute session and are dependent on the nature of the therapy and the location, ranging between £50 and £70 at the Stoughton location, or £60 and £80 in central Guildford.
Fees for couples are based on a 60 minute session and are £70 in Stoughton and £80 in Central Guildford.
Family Based Treatment, usually lasts for 60 minutes and costs £110 in Stoughton and £120 in Central Guildford. This increased fee includes support for families outside of the 60 minute session.
Flexible terms are occasionally available.
I am registered with BUPA, Aviva Health, Vitality and WPA Private Health Insurance as a provider of counselling and psychotherapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 9 am - 6 pm,Tuesday 8 am - 6 pm, Wednesday 9 am - 6 pm, Thursday 9 am - 1 pm.
Types of client