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About me

Covid-19 update: I am now offering online (via Zoom) and telephone counselling only. I will return to face-to-face counselling, in line with government guidance regarding appropriate safety measures, once the latest lockdown has ended.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and I work from a psychodynamic perspective. I am located in Guildford. My working career started in IT, and later I moved into special needs, mostly working with vulnerable children and adolescents which led to me retraining to become a psychotherapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Counselling University of Greenwich

FdSc Integrative Counselling University of Greenwich

NCFE Counselling Skills Theory/Interpersonal Skills Levels 1-3 Guildford College

I currently work both within the NHS (Youth Services) my private practice as well as within a counselling agency specialising in sexual trauma. I have experience working with clients relating to depression, anxiety, self harm, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, work related issues as well as trauma.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

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Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Sessions are £45

Duration 50min

I also offer some concessions, which can be discussed in the initial 20 min phone consultation, in which you can discuss your reasons for seeking counselling and what you hope to get out of it. You can ask any questions you need to before deciding whether you feel you could work with me.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I have realised that the client/counsellor relationship is of utmost importance to enable a connection. This sparked my interest in the impact of our early relationships with our parents/carers and how these patterns continue in our choice of partners later on in life. Whilst gaining experience in a variety of fields I continue to believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is key to change and that each client is a unique individual and that we all have the capacity for growth and change.

I offer counselling in both English and Swedish.

Guildford
Surrey
GU4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Swedish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Day and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Annika Savage BA (Hons), Reg. MBACP

Annika Savage BA (Hons), Reg. MBACP