Dee Thornton

Epsom, Surrey, KT18
07962586069 07962586069
Epsom, Surrey, KT18

About me

How do I choose a counsellor?

I understand what a difficult step it can be to seek counselling and to find the right counsellor. I will aim to support you in your decision. I will listen carefully to your concerns and will let you know if I have the appropriate skills and training to meet your needs.

What Happens First?

At our first appointment, we would meet for an assessment session to explore what has brought you to counselling and what you want help with, gathering information about you, your family background, social setting and past experiences. Should you choose to work with me, we would then agree on how long you want us to work together. This can be shorter or longer term and will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure your needs are being met. I will always aim to respect your autonomy.

How I work and what to expect from me

I am a relational, integrative counsellor, which means I draw upon various psychological theories, skills and techniques, whilst keeping our relationship central. Working this way enables me to tailor our work to suit your needs. I aim to offer a safe, ethical and confidential space. I aim to be respectful, non-judgemental, empathic and real in the relationship and to work at your pace. I aim to work inclusively regardless of culture, race, creed, gender and sexual orientation. The goal of our work would be dependent on what you bring to therapy.

Outcomes of therapy might be:

To help clients to gain insight and understanding into their life and relationships. To help clients to process losses, to feel better about themselves and find healthier ways of managing emotions or difficulties that brought them to therapy.

About Me

I am a qualified counsellor and individual member of the BACP (British Association Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework. I have experience working with young people and adults. I have undertaken additional training to work online and over the telephone. I also offer face to face work (safety measures apply). I am fully insured and am registered with the ICO for data protection purposes.

Please contact me for a free initial consultation or to make an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) at Spurgeon's College
  • Certificate in Online Counselling and Telephone Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Theology
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills at Westminster Pastoral Foundation
  • Registered General Nurse

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

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£50 per 50 minutes session

Concessionary rates available

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Epsom
Surrey
KT18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

If we work face to face, there is free parking on site.

Availability

Monday - Thursday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Dee Thornton

Dee Thornton