Anne Darwent MBACP Person Centred Counsellor, Redhill/Reigate Surrey
Trying to find help can be a daunting process, especially when you are already feeling low and confused. By exploring this site, you have taken the crucial first step. Counselling can really make a difference when things get tough – feeling heard, understood and genuinely accepted helps.
Even if you have supportive family and friends around you, it may be easier to talk about personal, family or relationship issues with an independent and professional therapist. I offer a safe, warm, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can explore your feelings and thoughts.
I will walk alongside you, helping you identify, understand and address your difficulties. You may already know 'what's the matter', or you may just sense something's not right in your life. You may feel desperate, or you may simply want to explore who you are and who you aspire to be.
Whatever it is, we can find ways to actively work together, easing your distress and healing what hurts. We can figure out what suits you best in terms of time and commitment.
The counselling I offer is based on the person centred approach, which means that it is based on the belief that within each of us is a part which “knows” who we are and what we need. Given the right environment, this part of us develops and guides us. Sometimes we lose touch with this inner sense of self, perhaps because we didn’t have the right environment in the first place, or because things have happened in our lives and we have lost our way. In counselling, we can work together to create the right environment to support you in tuning into the part of you that knows who you are and what is best for you.
You can decide how long you want to attend, how deep you want to dig, and with regular reviews we can make sure you are getting what you need from our work together.
I will do my best to be honest and genuine, and to empathise with you.
Availability and length of sessions
After an initial session, during which we can discuss your individual needs and goals, I can offer short term work of 6-8 weeks together, and longer 'open ended' counselling (with a commitment to regular reviews). Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually weekly, but you can choose to come weekly, fortnightly or monthly if you prefer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am Clinical Lead and Lead Counsellor for an NHS IAPT service.
- Diploma Person Centred Counselling, Cornwall College, Plymouth University
- Diploma Person Centred Supervision, The Simply Counselling, Plymouth
- Certificate Counselling for Depression, Metanoia Institute, London
All of this work helps deepen my understanding of my own counselling practice.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Evening appointments are available.
Location and transport
I offer sessions by phone, video or in person at my dedicated counselling room in Woodhatch, Reigate. There is free on street parking available. Regular buses from Redhill and Reigate stop close to my practice.