Wendy Beaton MBACP (Accredited) Dip Counselling. RN (MH)
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I initially trained as a nurse over 40 years ago, remaining linked to the care professions to the present day.
I have been working in my own counselling practise in Caterham for 20 years. My way 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.
My counselling history Includes, working in private practise for 20 years at time-2-talk-counselling.com in caterham, I have also worked at a local hospice and a charity supporting young people (Heads Together)
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 therapist and 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 clients.
My approach is integrative and broadly humanistic based on Carl Rogers person-centred approach, Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis, and cognitive behavioural counselling (CBT). I Also 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.
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
Stress & Anxiety management
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
15 - 50 minutes free online offloading session for frontline social care workers & NHS STAFF applies to all frontline workers, daytime appointments only
Usual fees suspended to all frontline care & NHS workers, support workers
regular fee structure for private clients
£40 Individual daytime appointment (50 minute session) before 5pm
£60 Couples (60 minute )
£50 individual (50 minute session) after 5.00pm or part of
By arrangement I accept paypal.me payment before the session or by bank transfer
Concessions offered for
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.
- Covid 19 Trauma and losses