Mandy Kloppers -Anxiety & Relationship Psychologist/CBT Therapist BABCP Accred
Hi, I'm Mandy. I offer support, a friendly ear, and use psychological techniques to help individuals requiring therapy/counselling. I also work part-time for the NHS and my client recovery rate is well above average.
I have studied for almost a decade and hold a BA Degree with Joint Majors in Psychology and Sociology. I also studied two years of Law and I'm fluent in three languages - English, French, and Afrikaans. Finally, 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.
Successful therapy isn't about qualifications alone, it's also about empathy, excellent people skills, and the ability to put others at ease.
In my approach, I use a mixture of psycho-dynamic counselling (why & how it all links together) and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (why, how and what to do about it) as well as my own personal blend of professional and personal life experience and empathy. We all feel fear, experience failure, and rejection at some stage in our lives. Being human has its challenges!
Being aware of how unpredictable life can be, has motivated me to be more present in my life and to take life less seriously. I also write a daily mental health blog and constantly spend time researching to find more effective ways to improve people's mindsets and quality of life.
My eagerness to learn and experiment has been partly responsible for my success in helping others solve their personal challenges. Dealing with trauma and successfully navigating life’s challenges has definitely helped me when working with my clients.
I'm especially interested in ways to reduce different types of anxiety (social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, etc) and helping couples who are struggling in their relationship.
I offer online (Skype or Zoom)and face-to-face counselling. You are welcome to get in touch with me to chat about your options to move forward and make positive changes in your life.
Let's arrange a session to discuss whatever is bothering you. I'm ready to listen ...
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.
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 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.