About me

There are times in life when it can be difficult to cope and when there is no one close to us that we feel will understand our issues and feelings in a helpful way. Counselling is for anyone who would find it helpful to talk to someone in confidence about their worries or concerns and to explore their feelings.

I offer a calm, safe and compassionate setting in which to explore anything that is on your mind. This is currently online via Zoom only. I approach the counselling process in a client centred way enabling you to work at a comfortable pace. I believe that each person is unique so I use an integrative approach which draws on different theoretical models to suit the clients needs and this includes person centred, psychodynamic and CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy). By having a safe supportive space in which to explore your feelings it is possible to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, life's events and relationships, often resulting in making long lasting changes for the better.

I am a Christian with an understanding of spiritual matters and counsel people of all faiths or none.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified professional counsellor with full membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC). 

I have my own private practice (currently online only) and until recently was also a volunteer counsellor working for a local counselling charity. 

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

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).

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

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.

Fees

Additional information

After a free initial half hour introductory chat my charges are £45 for a 50 minute online weekly session.

Further information

I am currently offering online counselling via Zoom only.

Woking
Surrey
GU21

Type of session

Online
Caroline Gall

Caroline Gall