Judy D'Arcy PG Dip MBACP (Accred), BACP Registered Counsellor
07519 634441 / 07519 634441
Hello my name is Judy and I am an experienced Counsellor. I offer short-term and long-term individual counselling from my private practice in Farnham Common.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My primary aim is to offer you a confidential, empathic, non-judgmental, respectful and supportive space to explore whatever has been troubling you and reflect on your experiences. Going to therapy for the first time can feel daunting and overwhelming. It is important that we go at your own pace and that you, as the client feel safe, in order to make positive changes in your life.
- Short-term counselling
- Long-term or open-ended counselling
Most people experience difficulties or distress at some point in their life. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process, seen to explore concerns, identify feelings and thoughts and reflect both how you see yourself and how you relate to others, in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space.
Counselling encourages and enables you to:
- Think about yourself more deeply and better understand yourself and the choices you make.
- Better understand how you relate to others and repeated relational patterns that may have their origins in your earliest childhood experiences and influence your interpretations in the present.
- Change old, dysfunctional patterns.
- Cope better with anxiety provoking and stressful situations.
- Communicate more successfully with others and facilitate improved interpersonal relationships.
- Open up possibility within a life that may feel stuck.
You can bring whatever is on your mind to the session – anxieties, fears, feelings, thoughts, hopes, memories, dreams, fantasies and sensations.
Like all human beings, my clients are multi-faceted and bring a broad range of issues to me. They bring their stories – stories that encompass those around them in their present lives and those who have gone before. Some clients feel anxious and broken - others are deeply bereaved. Many are dealing with a life transition, a relationship dilemma or problems at work.
As Person Centred Counsellor I appreciate that my clients are the experts in their own lives and for that reason I don't have a personal agenda. I respond to my clients stories in whatever way is best for each specific client. Maybe what they need is to be listened to and acknowledged? Perhaps they are searching for goals, answers or resolution? Maybe they want to manage and sort out a past trauma or make sense of a recent event? Through the telling of these stories within a trusting, non-judgmental, accepting relationship, clients come to understand themselves and their inner motivations more completely, accept themselves more positively and look to the future with greater clarity.
I consider that our current relationships and ways of solving problems are often influenced by past events and how we understood them at the time. I am interested in the way we unwittingly repeat in adulthood these patterns we learnt in childhood, no matter that they may no longer be helpful and even that they play a part in maintaining our current problems.
By recognising these patterns and understanding what triggers them, how they are maintained, we are in a better position to understand what our strengths and limitations are and our possibilities and choices. To work out new ways of thinking and acting that can help us lead a more fulfilling life.
I work on the assumption that feeling safe within therapy and working at a pace that feels comfortable for you forms the basis of our work together.
* You do not need to be referred to the service by your GP.
* The first session is an assessment of 50 minutes to get a good initial sense of your present situation and learn a little about your past, as well as about your hopes for the future. It is an opportunity to say what is troubling you, what has brought you to therapy now and what you would like to achieve in coming.
I will be directed about what we should focus on and make some suggestions about how we might approach it.
I will be happy to answer any questions you have about the process or about the way I work and you can get a sense of what it feels like to talk to me. If you would like to continue to work together, we will normally meet for 50 minutes at the same time each week.
Training, qualifications & experience
An accredited and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) which means that my work is regulated by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care and the Department of Health.
My work is regularly supervised by a qualified and experienced supervisor and I endeavour to keep up to date with the developments in the field by regularly attending courses, workshops and other professional development activities.
Post Graduate Diploma - Humanistic Person Centred Counsellor.
Post Graduate Certificate - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Working with Clients with Mental Health Problems
Working with Drug and Alcohol Addiction (Binging, Blackouts and Dependency)
Working with Photographs in Therapy
Secrets in the Family
Working with Depression
Working with Suicide
In addition to my private practice, I work in a youth counselling agency. I have been privileged to encounter and work with a range of very different people form widely different backgrounds. The issues and concerns I have worked with include depression, anxiety, couples, stress, bereavement, loss, crisis, relationship issues, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, lack of meaning in life. This is not an exhaustive list and we can discuss during our first appointment what you would like to focus on during our work together.
I have trained in different psychotherapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis, I also work with strategies borrowed from Internal Family Systems which involves working with your inner child.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Photos & videos
£40.00 per 50 minute session between 9.30 and 4.30 Monday to Friday
£60.00 per 75 minute session between 9.30 and 4.30 Monday to Friday
£50.00 per 50 minute session after 5.30 pm Monday to Friday
Payment is made in cash or cheque at the end of the session.
I am happy to offer a reduced rate for counselling students.
My private practice is in a residential area within Farnham Common in South Buckinghamshire where there is private parking available for you.
You can call me on 07519 634441, this number is confidential and may be on answer phone, so please leave a message and I will return your call as I can - usually within 24 hours (excluding weekends).
The Process ... An initial session allows us an opportunity to meet and to discuss going forward. I do suggest a mimimum of six sessions to become familiar with the process and to evaluate progress.
The purpose of confidentiality is to provide you with safety and privacy, and I will keep what you share in our sessions confidential, unless I felt that you were a danger to yourself or to others. In this case, I would seek to inform you of my concerns before I acted.
As a private practitioner I am fully insured as required by the BACP
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 10 am - 9 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide professional supervision for Counsellors offering Person Centred Counselling to individual clients.View supervision profile