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About me

"We all need more of human being, not human doing." - Aron

I am an integrative therapist who will focus the work on the therapeutic relationship whilst being mindful that every client is different and requires a different approach, offering short and long-term work. I aim to create a space where we walk side by side, exploring aspects of self. Making sure that the space is warm, safe, open and reflective that will enable you to focus on why you are here and healing for the future ahead.

You may be struggling at present, looking for answers, exploring change or you may just be unsure what is behind the anxiety, stress, depression or unhappiness with life. I will support you find these answers by allowing you to explore at your own pace and for you to get to a point of understanding why they are present, enabling you to move forward.

I have worked at the Awareness centre for the past 2 years. Whilst working there, I have spent time with a wide variety of clients. This experience has given me insight into the internal and external pressures which can cause stress, unhappiness, anxiety, low mood and in some cases depression.

As a registered member of the BACP, I adhere to BACP's ethical framework for good practice.  My clinical work is regularly supervised by an experienced BACP & UKCP registered supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling (integrative)

Two years at The Awareness Centre – www.theawarenesscentre.co.uk

Nine years Personal trainer

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate for adults.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

£50 for all types of therapy

If I am travelling to you there may be further charges.

Further information

How can I book a session?

You can book an initial consultation session either by email, phone or online via the contact page on my website.

What happens next?

We will arrange a time when it is a mutually convenient time and date via email.

Can I have a chat before booking the initial consultation session?

I would be happy to arrange a 10-minute chat with you either over the phone or via video call if you feel this is important. It will only be a brief chat and not a counselling session.

How long does the initial consultation session last and what does it cost?

Your initial consultation session can last up to 50 minutes. The cost is £50

What happens at the initial consultation session?

Your initial consultation session is a chance for us to meet and is an opportunity for you to decide if you’d like to book regular sessions going forward. It is also a chance for me to understand you and if I can offer you the help you are looking for. We would also go through the intake form that would have been sent via email prior to the session.

How long will my sessions last?

The sessions will last for 50 minutes.

How does online video sessions work?

The sessions are the same 50 minutes and would be delivered via Zoom, WhatsApp or telehealth. You will need to assess if online could work for you, some issues could arise. You will need to consider if you are able to have a quiet and confidential space, if you will be comfortable for the session and good enough internet connection.

How can I access online video sessions?

Please see links below for WhatsApp and Zoom. If you click on these links, it will direct you to instructions on how to install WhatsApp and Zoom either on your laptop or on your mobile phone.

WhatsApp: https://www.whatsapp.com/download

Zoom: https://zoom.us/download

How does a ‘walk-and-talk Therapy’ work?

'Walk-and-Talk Therapy' involves an exploration of presenting issues whilst walking outdoors in nature. Session duration is 50 minutes but can be longer if the client so desires (at extra cost). Clients are encouraged to have the initial consultation (i.e., first session) indoors to agree the outdoor working contract i.e., confidentiality, meeting point, chance encounters, weather limitations, risks and other related issues. 

'Walk-and-Talk Therapy' might be unsuitable for some clients (e.g., very vulnerable clients) which is always explored and ascertained in the first session before formally agreeing to work outdoors. For some clients, it is often advisable to initially work indoors and gradually transition to outdoor work at a pace that suits the client and their presenting issues.

What day of the week will I have my sessions?

We will look to agree a regular time and day every week. There is some flexibility to accommodate shift work and other restrictions which can be discussed at the initial consultation session.

How often will I have my sessions?

I work with most of my clients on a weekly basis. As mentioned above there is some flexibility in this to suit your needs.

How much will my session cost?

£50 for a standard 50-minute session

When do I have to pay?

All sessions are to be paid for in advance. Sessions not paid for in advance are considered cancelled.

How do I pay for my sessions?

You can pay via bank transfer. These details will be sent to you via email after mutually agreeing dates and timings of sessions.

How many sessions will I need?

This is individual to every client and varies. If the issues are of a more complex nature or there are multiple presenting issues, then this tends to be longer term work. If it is a simpler presenting issue and just singular, then this tends to be shorter term work of 6-12 weeks. There Is no obligation to commit to further ongoing sessions after your initial consultation.

Can I cancel my session?

Yes, you can cancel your session with 24hrs notice. If you cancel with less than 24hrs notice you will be charged full session rate. Exceptional circumstances will be taken into consideration provided they are not a repetitive pattern.

Can I bring someone along to my session?

If you have booked an Individual session, you cannot bring anyone else with you unless this has been agreed in advance between us to accommodate exceptional circumstances e.g., if you need an interpreter.

What type of therapy will I be having?

I will use integrative counselling therapy which is a combined approach using the specific theories from the psychodynamic and person-centred approaches, tailoring them to meet your specific needs.

Are you a member of any recognised regulatory body in UK for Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Yes! I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) which is a recognised and esteemed regulatory body in UK for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. To be a member of BACP, all Counsellors and Psychotherapists have to undergo extensive training and stringent checks. I abide by the BACP’s ethical framework for good practice.

How do you keep your clinical knowledge and skills as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist up to date?

I attend regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops, seminars and events every year (a minimum of 30 hours annually to comply with the BACP’s mandatory membership requirements) to maintain, enhance, develop and keep my personal clinical knowledge and skills up to date.

Wallington
Surrey
SM6

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Aron Spanton - BACP individual member

Aron Spanton - BACP individual member