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Counsellor/Hypnotherapist, PGDip Counselling DCG, DCH, Reg. MBACP

About me

Thank you for accessing my webpage. I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist of over 30 years experience, working one to one and in groups with people of all ages. During that time, I have helped many people find their way through their problems and issues. I have worked in schools, universities, young offender's institutions as well as in management, in the community and in the private and public sectors.

I work in an Integrative style which means that I blend different therapeutic approaches and techniques depending upon your needs. My original training is Humanistic which means that I practice in a caring, non-judgmental and empathic way.  I provide a comfortable, confidential space in a calm and supportive environment and together we will work through whatever it is that is bothering you and help you to find solutions. Counselling/Psychotherapy can be a very helpful way through problems and issues.  It is much more than simply someone to talk to. It is very much an interactive session where I will work with you to help you find the answers you need.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and hold their Certificate of Proficiency which means that I am approved by them and adhere to their Code of Ethics.

Counselling/Psychotherapy can be long or short term depending upon the nature of the issue(s). I also use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) when appropriate, which can be very useful for those who have goals they want to achieve - e.g. combatting anxiety, depression, anger, OCD, low self esteem etc.

I am committed to my own continuing professional development (CPD) and regularly attend training to keep my skills and knowledge up to date.  I do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, sexual orientation or disability.

Training, qualifications & experience

My career has spanned over 25 years working with young people and adults in Education and Teaching. In 1994 I decided to expand my skills and studied for a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling at Roehampton University. Since then I have become qualified in Hypnotherapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

My experience and training has included several different approaches to therapy including Transactional Analysis (TA), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Humanistic & Psychodynamic counselling. This integrative style means that I can use as many skills and tools as possible in order to help my clients by adapting my approach to suit their needs.

Counselling is essentially a talking therapy where the client can discuss their worries and problems in a safe, caring and empathic environment.  Where appropriate, CBT techniques of goal-setting and changing thought patterns will be used to make changes that the client wants. CBT is a highly popular therapy which is used by the NHS to treat patients with depression and other times of emotional disturbances. I am passionate about Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been teaching Counselling/Psychology to adults for a number of years.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling Roehampton University.
Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Counselling South Bank University.
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy ICH, London.
Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT).
BACP Certificate of Proficiency.
PTLLS Teaching Qualification.
Certificate in Coaching.
TA101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Certificate.
Other Counselling & NLP Certificates.
Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Training.

Anxiety Management Diploma.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Issues specifically affecting young people including stress, bullying, anger, relationships, family issues, low self esteem, eating disorders, lack of confidence.
  • Anxiety management. I have a Diploma in this area.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a full 1 hour session for which I charge £60.  Reductions are available for young people under 18, unwaged clients and counsellors in training. I am flexible in the times that I can offer and have appointments available during the daytime, weekends and in the evenings.

I offer both short and long term counselling/therapy. Payment is required at the time of the appointment by either cash or cheque (with a bankers card). I do not have credit card facilities. If you have to cancel an appointment, there will be no charge provided I am given at least 24 hours notice.

Call me for a free 15 minute telephone consultation: 07824 430476 or email agraycounselling@aol.com

Website: www.angelagraycounselling.co.uk

When I work

I am available for daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

Shepperton, Surrey, TW17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

The counselling room is on the first floor.