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MBACP Accred Reg, Dip Sup Humanistic Counsellor & Supervisor

About me

In my 15 years counselling experience, clients tell me that finding a counsellor can feel daunting, keep going! Are you feeling unhappy, confused, dis-satisfied, upset about aspects of your life, but what you’ve tried so far hasn't brought the change you've wanted?

What drew me to counselling was a sense of just how much our personal history and modern life takes out of us, and I wanted to find a way of redressing that balance for others. 


I am a BACP accredited  counsellor committed to working in the Guildford area.
I offer daytime and evening appointments in my private, comfortable, relaxed, ground floor office in my house, that opens out onto my garden.  (see a picture of my office below)


I work on a 1-1 or couples basis, short-term and long-term, face-to-face/Skype/phone.

I aim to get an accurate sense of what life is like for you, so together we can work towards the solution to your problem, and find the change you want to make.   This would happen through:
forming a good, solid working [partnership; really listening to you; helping you through knowledge; objective perspective; feedback and utilising all the psychological models at my disposal for your benefit.

Above all, you'll know that you don't have to face your problems alone anymore.

Being a trusted professional is important for me and the counselling industry as a whole, so I continue to train and invest in my skills and expertise for your benefit.

Clinical Supervision & Professional Trainer:

Please see my supervision page for details of what I offer as a clinical supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and have now practiced for 15 years.

I qualified as a Clinical Supervisor of counselling in 2011.

I am accredited and professionally registered by the BACP since 2008 (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists)


My career history in a nutshell:

Worked as a counsellor for hospices and holistic care centre for cancer patients and the bereaved.

I have been a counselling tutor at a local college and have run freelance training for counsellors.


Counselled male prisoners in the Surrey area for alcohol and drug issues for RAPt (Rehabilitiation of Addicted Prisoners Trust)


I have worked for RAPt providing tutoring and L4 training for their counsellors and employees. I enjoy learning from others!

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am currently offering online or phone sessions during social distancing periods, specialising in stress and anxiety reduction.

I have worked significantly with:
- relationship issues,
- big life transformations
- trauma symptoms/PTSD
- drink and drug issues
and every session I run I value as a privilege to do the work that I do.

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Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

My session fee for a full hour (not 50 mins) is £55

I accept cash, cheque or direct transfer.

When I work

Monday to Thursday, daytime and evening appointments £55 for 60 mins

Further information

My residence is easily accessed from the A3 and is near Guildford, London Road and Clandon railway stations.  The surrounding neighbourhoods of:
Merrow, Clandon, Godalming, Woking, Jacobs Well, Weybridge, Milford, Effingham, Horsley, Cobham, Bramley and Shalford are all within easy reach of Burpham. 

The no. 36, 37 buses run past my house on a regular basis from central Guildford.

There is plenty of parking outside the house.

36 Hodgson Gardens, Weylea Farm, Burpham, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7YS

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Ground floor office with small step access. Accessible easily from the pavement on the main road. Very close to the local bus stop.

Additional languages

n/a

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

If you're looking to work with your first clinical supervisor, or choosing someone different to work with, I have 15 years practice experience and 8 years supervisory experience for you to draw on.

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