Wendy Beaton MBACP (Accredited) Dip Counselling. RN (MH)
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I initially trained as a nurse over 36 years ago, remaining in the care professions to the present day.
I have been working in my own counselling practise in Caterham for 18 years. My style of working is integrative using a variety of approaches to suit your individual needs, and we will decide together what are your aims.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the Person-Centred Art Therapy Association (P.C.A.T.A), and work within their codes of ethics and professional practise.
I will not Judge or advise you, this is your 'time 2 talk' and experience the power of being really heard and understood.
I have worked in my own private practise for 18 years at time-2-talk-counselling.com in caterham, and I have also worked at a local hospice and a charity supporting young people.
Talking therapies aim to:
- Explore choices and action
- Release bottled up feelings
- Enable you to feel heard and understood
- Increase your understanding of underlying problems, as well as obvious areas of division and dispute.
Given the right support and conditions, we can make the changes we need to in order to fulfill our potential.
My background in nursing and healthcare means that I believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is at the centre of the counselling process, and it is ultimately this relationship that most promotes well-being, growth, healing and change for my clients.
My approach is integrative and broadly humanistic based on Carl Rogers person-centred approach, gestalt therapy, transactional analysis, and cognitive behavioural counselling. I draw on a variety of creative methods to work with each unique individual client.
I studied for my diploma in counselling and transactional analysis certificates at Wealden college.
I believe that using creative methods, such as person-centred art therapy, gestalt body awareness and free expression can lead to a deeper understanding of how we think, feel and behave in our lives and may deepen our ability to relate more effectively with ourselves and to others.
I can offer a negotiable initial shorter daytime assessment (FREE assessment, 20 minutes approx) and this can be extended into session one which then becomes chargeable. The 'assessment' is for us both to make sure we can work together.
Regular sessions are for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma In counselling Integrative (Wealden Institute)
BACP Accreditation 2014
Person-Centred art therapy (cert)
Trauma & loss
Foundation in counselling
Transactional Analysis 101 & TA Foundation
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Health anxiety
- Low self esteem
- Body image
- Self harm
- Childhood issues
- Couple counselling
- Lesbian and gay
- Domestic violence
- Children, adolescents, adults and elderly
- Learning disability
- Personal development
- Post-traumatic stress
- Pet bereavement / companion loss.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£50 Individual daytime appointment (50 minute session) I do offer limited day time discretionary discounts, please ask
£60 (50 minute session) after 6pm or part of session after 5.30pm
£150 initial assessment sessions
£70 Couples (60 minute session) discretionary co-counselling (2 qualified counsellors) please ask for more details
£40 Telephone counselling (50 minutes) by arrangement
£40 Skype 50 minutes by arrangement
Talking about your problems in a safe and confidential environment with a qualified, non-judgemental counsellor can help you to make sense of how you are feeling and even enable you to explore how your past experiences and unexpressed feelings may still be affecting your current situation(s), and help you to recognise your strengths and resources to help you to make and implement any changes you choose to make, supported by me in the therapeutic relationship.
People come to talk about the following difficulties:
- Anger management
- Relationship issues
- Child related issues
- Anxiety and many other issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work monday to Wednesday, within these times i will try to manage your request
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer humanistic integrative supervision with individuals and group supervision by arrangementView supervision profile