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About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist and have had a private practice in the centre of Guildford in Surrey for over eleven years.

Life can be extremely tough. We can experience challenging emotions like shame, anxiety, anger, guilt, or depression, which can feel hard to understand and overcome. We can experience difficulties in our relationships with others - at work, in our social lives, or in our families. We may develop psychiatric illnesses such as eating disorders, depressive disorders, or an addiction. Others of us are born with challenges such as Autism, ADHD, or Dyslexia.

We can all suffer to varying degrees. It is a fact of life and part of being human and yet sometimes we get stuck. Engaging in therapy and letting a therapist join you for part of your journey can be a valuable and rewarding experience.

As well as helping people with difficult emotions and life experiences, I also have extensive experience and specialist training to work with Eating Disorders. I work with individuals (aged 16+) and families. I offer FBT (Family Based Treatment), MANTRA (Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults), CBT-E (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy), MI (Motivational Interviewing), and psychoeducation. All my Eating Disorder work is evidence-based and therefore meets the NICE guidelines.

I also have additional training to work with Autism Spectrum Disorders. I particularly enjoy working with girls (aged 16+) and women who either have an ASD diagnosis, or who suspect they may fulfil the necessary criteria. I also enjoy working with adults who have received a late ASD diagnosis and couples where one or both partners are autistic.

I offer specialist trauma therapy using EMDR.

I strongly believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship that we build together will determine the outcome of your therapy. It is an enormous privilege for me to be invited into someone's life and to watch them grow and change.

I am a Registered and Accredited Member of BACP, and I abide by their Code of Ethics. My work is supervised by a senior practitioner.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Child Psychology (ICS)

Advanced Certificate in Counselling (Kingston)

BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling (Middlesex University)

Eating Disorder Practitioner (NCFED)

Obesity Practitioner (NCFED)

Nutritional Interventions in Eating Disorders (NCFED)

Working with Couples in Individual Therapy (TCCR)

Couple Dynamics (Ruth Morgan Training)

Group Work (Making Space)

Family Based Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa (Great Ormond Street Hospital)

Compassion Focused Therapy (Grayrock Training)

MANTRA - Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (Maudsley Hospital)

Working with Aspergers in the Consulting Room - Maxine Aston (Brighton Therapy Partnership)

Compassion Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders - Ken Goss (The Compassionate Mind Foundation)

Women and Aspergers (National Autistic Society)

EMDR  - Richman Training

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.


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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Support for parents of children with an Eating Disorder.

Support for partners of those with an Eating Disorder.

Psychotherapeutic Group work.

Pathological Demand Avoidance


From £85.00 to £130.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Fees are based on a 50 minute session and are £85.

Fees for couples are based on a 50 minute session and cost £105.

Family Based Treatment, usually lasts for 60 minutes and costs £130 This increased fee includes support for families outside of the 60 minute session.


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Further information

I work as part of Surrey Healthcare Clinic, we comprise a team of very experienced practitioners who enjoy working collaboratively whilst maintaining our independent working status. The benefit being we can often offer fast referrals within our team which is currently growing.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

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Becci Hayward BA (Hons) Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Becci Hayward BA (Hons) Registered Member MBACP (Accred)