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Be Cortade - Prof. Dip Psy C.

Woking, Surrey, GU22
07553 826017 07553 826017 Registered / Accredited
Woking, Surrey, GU22

About me

Relieve emotional and psychological pain - Make sense of your life - Discover and reach your potential.

I am a qualified counsellor and your guide and companion on your therapeutic journey. My approach is humanistic, I believe every one of us has the capacity to reach mental and psychological wellness by embracing who they are or making changes to become who they want to be. I consider myself an enabler, helping you uncover your own solutions.

I am passionate about people and their stories and circumstances, and have strong empathy as well as a genuine healthy curiosity. Combined with my professional training I can help you overcome issues, learn about yourself, and generally feel more content with life.

I have helped clients - from young people to older people - on various journeys, from dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, sexual abuse to discovering or being comfortable with who you are.

Never judgemental, I am very comfortable working with clients who choose non traditional lifestyles, relationship or sex-wise.

Working outside
My usual business model is to combine therapy with walking in nature or green urban areas. This approach increases lateral thinking, unlock more creative solutions and provides a non-threatening environment where eye contact is not required. I am fully trained to provide such therapy and can adapt the role nature plays to best meet your needs.

However, in line with my professional body and the guidance of the government in Corona virus times, I now also offer online counselling using video. I would however encourage everyone to use the walk & talk option if it feels safe.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and also hold a Lowland Leader qualification, making it safe for me to work with you outside.

I regularly attend training for practising outside in nature, and am an Associate Counsellor with the Wilderness Foundation.

I have a strong sense of ethics and have recently undertook training in order to be competent in providing online counselling.

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, have regular individual supervision, undertake training regularly, am committed to my own personal development and am fully insured.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Grieving for changes in circumstances and losses other than deaths
  • Search for identity (especially for young people and adults)
  • Non-monogamous and other non-conventional lifestyle

Photos & videos

Fees

£45 per hour

Discounts are possible if blocks of sessions are booked together and paid in advance.
Discounts are also available for people who are suffering financially due to the current circumstances.

Call me or send me an email to discuss your needs and your current situation and get a feel for who I am. I thrive to be adaptable in the way I conduct counselling, so what you need is the most important thing.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I have presented the "walk and talk" model I practise several times to colleagues, I keep myself abreast of any development in that area, and delivered a lecture on the subject at Jeju Island University, South Korea, end of 2019, at the invitation of the Prof. Mincheol Kim.

In addition to one-to-one sessions I offer workshops to groups on mental health subjects and act as Wellbeing Consultant with some organisations.

Woking
Surrey
GU22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

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

Availability

I am available every day, including weekends.

When providing walk & talk services, times depend on hours of daylight.

When providing online sessions, I work from 8am to 8pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Social

Be Cortade - Prof. Dip Psy C.

Be Cortade - Prof. Dip Psy C.