Hiya, I'm Mandy. I offer support, a friendly ear, and offer therapy to help people who need to 'unpick' their problems, find solutions and make effective changes.
If you are struggling and need someone to help you understand why things are going wrong, need guidance in your relationships, or struggle to cope with anxiety, low self-esteem and/or depression, I can certainly help you explore whatever is troubling you and find helpful ways forward.
You and I will work as a team and you will feel less alone in what you are experiencing. You'll gain self-awareness and find practical ways to improve your quality of life.
Successful therapy isn't about qualifications alone, it's also about empathy, excellent people skills, and the ability to put others at ease.
I hold a BA Degree with Joint Majors in Psychology and Sociology & also studied two years of Law. I'm fluent in three languages - English, French, and Afrikaans. I studied further to become accredited with the British Psychological Society and also completed a Post Graduate qualification (two years part-time) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
In my approach, I use a mixture of psycho-dynamic therapy (why & how it all links together) and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (why, how and what to do about it).
Life is unpredictable, and uncertainty can be scary. I write a daily mental health blog (www.thoughtsonlifeandlove.com) and frequently spend time researching mental health to find more effective ways to improve people's mindsets and quality of life.
I'm especially interested in solutions for anxiety (social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, etc), childhood trauma, and helping couples who are struggling in their relationship.
I offer online (Skype or Zoom)and face-to-face therapy. You are welcome to get in touch with me to chat about what's bothering you. I will be your ally in helping you make positive changes in your life.
Let's arrange a session to discover solutions together. I'm keen to listen and look forward to meeting you!
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. (New Buckinghamshire University) Two year course. BABCP accredited.
- Bachelor of Arts Degree - Double Major: Psychology and Sociology (UNISA) - five year course
- Psychology Conversion - Cognitive Psychology, Research & Statistics (The Open University) - two year course
- Accredited Member of The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
- Graduate Member of The British Psychological Society
- Full Member of BPS division - Coaching Psychology
- Client experience: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, dementia, learning disabilities, forensic management, tribunals for court, personality disorders (Broadmoor Hospital), Probation service - Surrey.UK
- Volunteer at CRUSE Bereavement charity (helpline)
- Volunteer - Friends of the elderly
I run my own private practice near Guildford Surrey. I also ran clinics for the National Health Service twice weekly until December 2017 at: Mind Matters – Walton on Thames (Surrey and Borders NHS).
Currently, I also work part-time for IESO digital health (part of the NHS) and Xyla Digital health as well as seeing private clients.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specific areas of interest:
- Couples counselling: emotional abuse/narcissism in relationships
- Separation and divorce
- How to improve communication in relationships
- Lack of trust
- General breakdown issues in the relationship
- Aspects related to domestic abuse (emotional abuse, verbal and physical).
Reducing anxiety related to health, general anxiety, phobias, PTSD, social anxiety.
£150.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Individual Counselling: one hour online session using Skype/Zoom. £120
Individual Counselling face-to-face: one hour GBP150
Couples Counselling: one hour online counselling session using Skype/Zoom. GBP220
Concessions available for students/unemployed.
Weekdays and evenings, please email me for an appointment.
Online / Skype sessions:
If you need counselling for anxiety, depression or relationship issues, I can help.
I support people all over the world in the comfort of their own homes. We can chat via Zoom/Skype and if there is any work to be done between sessions, we communicate via email.
Skype/Zoom sessions are just as effective as face to face sessions and in some cases can be even more effective as you can feel relaxed in your own home when talking about private issues that you normally wouldn’t share. Sessions are confidential and I will do my best to help you feel safe and supported. Sessions are available every day and some evenings as well.
The only requirement is Zoom or Skype (free to download) and preferably a webcam to enable us to see each other and talk.