Heidi Jolliffe MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor
Choosing a therapist can come at a very stressful and confusing time. To help I offer a free introductory telephone appointment to assist you. This time is often used to ask some questions and see if counselling and I could be the right form of support for you. There is no obligation to tie in as you may need more time before committing to such a personal process.
People come to counselling for many reasons there are no fixed rules for coming. Whether you are going through a challenging phase, suffer from anxiety, want to improve your emotional well-being, change behaviour, explore relationship difficulties or perhaps just need some additional support with interviewing
techniques - counselling does help.
I am an accredited and registered counsellor and qualified supervisor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer short and long term therapy to Adults, Young People and Children in a central location situated on the A30 in Camberley. Within easy reach from Farnborough and adjourning towns with excellent public transport links. My consulting room is comfortable and discreet, ground floor level with free parking and wheelchair access.
How can counselling help?
Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk in a safe place with someone who is non-judgemental, empathic and objective who you can trust to keep everything you say completely confidential unless safeguarding concerns arise. Within this setting it is then possible to talk about what can sometimes be very painful issues or challenges within your life that you may be struggling with. Counselling offers insight and clarity into what can often seem confusing and difficult feelings, and can help you to manage issues such as anxiety, bereavement, life changes, anger, relationship struggle, depression, stress and more.
My role is to get to know you and help you gain greater insight into the way you respond to yourself and others and why you may think and feel the way you do. This awareness becomes conscious by exploring, understanding and learning together how your life history effects your present and by recognising patterns of behaviour and scripts that no longer serve you or are in your best interests.
Through acknowledging feelings and understanding of behaviours you can then begin to let go of the ones that do not help you. Counselling can help you find different perspectives, learn new skills, gain greater awareness, raise confidence enabling change
Interviews and Public Speaking
I am also able to provide approaches that can help with confidence when attending interviews or public speaking. Many clients view this approach as a form of coaching in enabling personal development and find the learning very helpful in their everyday living. Please do enquire if you wish to know more about these cognitive approaches to the work.
If you feel I can help I would welcome your contact to discuss any immediate concerns you may have. You can reach my practice on 01252 521484 or 07914 581374. If when you call I am unavailable please leave your name and contact number on my confidential line and I will call you as soon as I become available.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Status British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
BACP Accredited Register British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
BACP - CYPF Register Children, Young People and Families.
UKRC - United Kingdom Register of Counsellors (2010)
PQ Diploma Counselling Young People (Iron Mill) (2020)
PQ Diploma Counselling Children and Adolescents (Iron Mill) (2017)
Supervision Counselling Diploma accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (Level 6) (CPCAB) (2008)Advanced Diploma In Integrative Counselling (Level 4) (CPCAB) (2006)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3) (CPCAB) (2003)
Certificate In Counselling Skills (Level 2) (CPCAB) (2002)
Continued training and experience since qualification :
Counselling Young People with Creative Arts
Counselling Infant & Primary Children with Play
Supervising Adults, Young People & Children
Adults, Young People and Children Training
Counselling Online with Children & Young People
Continued Personal Development Certificate
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing Therapy
- Anger Management
- Attachment Styles
- Anxiety Management
- Systemic Psychotherapy
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Depression Management
- Introduction to working with Trans
- Anxiety Management
- Personal Development
- Stress Management
- Bereavement and Loss
- Addictive Disorders
- Anti-Bullying Strategies
- Introduction to CBT
- Difference and Diversity
- Couple Relationship
- Motivational Interviewing
- Self Harming and Suicide
- Supporting OCD
- Helping Young People with Eating Disorders
- Supporting PTSD
- MindEd Development
- Helping Children tell their stories
- Developmental Stages
- Child Protection
- Law in Counselling
- Critical Incident Debriefing
- Group dynamics
- Working Creatively with Children
- Anti Bullying Training
- Play in Counselling
- Meditation and Body Works
- De-escalation Techniques
- Children Emotional Well-Being
- Working online with Children & Young People
Alongside private practice I work for a local youth agency providing counselling. My average client age ranges from 7 years upwards. Within this setting I also supervise and train student and qualified counsellors working with adults, young people and children.
In term time I counsel secondary students at a Senior School one day a week. I work another day in a Primary school providing group therapy and individual creative play therapy to children aged 4 upwards.
I recently started lecturing counselling at a local college.
I have worked within the National Health Service counselling Adults for a local hospital. To compliment this work I have also been employed by Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care supervising and developing counsellors practise within the organisation.
In the past I have taken additional training and counselled for The Place2Be a charity in London working with infant and primary children and their families.
Continued Personal Development
Through extensive study I understand the importance of continuing my professional development by keeping up to date with both psychological literature and research. Therefore I frequently attend training workshops and courses to benefit both clients as well as myself.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have also undertaken additional training from the Place2Be a charity providing therapy for infant and primary children. Facilitating play within the counselling process provides children and young people the opportunity to express their feelings through creative mediums such as sand tray, puppets, painting etc.
Over my years of practice many adults have also found this approach helpful in assisting with their healing process especially around childhood trauma. Although this approach would not be automatically offered to adults unless consent was discussed and mutually agreed.
I provide daytime and early evenings appointments at a quiet location in Camberley. My therapy room is ground level with disabled access and there is free parking at the front of the premises. Session time is 50 minutes excluding family therapy where further time will allocated.
Adult Counselling £50 Online
Young People £60.00 Online
Children £70.00 Online
Supervision for Counsellors £60 Online
Concessions offered for
I provide training days and workshops to counsellors, psychotherapists, youth workers, schools, colleges
and corporate organisations in many aspects of mental health and well-being.
I also work with groups promoting anti-bullying, self development and self-care.