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RegMBACP BA (Hons) Degree Integrative-Relational Counselling

About me

Reaching out for help can be hard to do. You may be struggling with things in your life and not sure where to go.

I offer a confidential and safe space where you can be who you are without the fear of being judged. 

Making the decision to reach out and ask for help is the first step to discovering and understanding more about yourself.

Counselling is a talking process to enable you to speak about the difficulties in your life and find ways to manage and reduce them.

We will have an initial assessment to talk about the problems and issues that are affecting you.

This gives you the opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have about counselling and how it works.

Thank you for reaching out.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative - Relational Counseling.

Level 2 and 3 in Counselling Skills.

I have a private practice in Surbiton which offers affordable counselling for individuals age 16 years and above. I am however not affiliated to the church. 

I worked at the Release/YMCA agency in Surbiton for three and a half years. I worked with such issues as addiction, bereavement, sexual trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger management, abuse: emotional, physical and verbal, domestic violence and Pure "O".

I also offered Brief Therapy of six to twelve weeks at Canbury Medical Centre in Kingston with such issues as depression,  anxiety , trauma, such as: mental, physical, emotional and sexual. addiction for two years.

I am a Registered Member of BACP, adhering to their code of ethics and my work is regularly supervised by an Accredited supervisor.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Addiction: The Kindness Method.

Dream Therapy

Pure "O"

Narrative and Systemic Approaches to working with people.

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I have some spaces left for those on lower income. A sliding scale.

To explain: if you are on £40 thousand a year I will charge £40.

If you are on £30 thousand a year I will charge £30. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Friday  8 am - 9 pm

Saturday - 12 - 8 pm

Further information

If you have a physical disability it is so hard to find a counsellor with disabled access.

My private practice at New Life Church in Surbiton has disabled access, toilet, a down stairs counselling room, and stair lift if you need to use the up stair counselling room. 

Surbiton, Surrey, KT6

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

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.

It can be a real challenge to find a counsellor that has disabled access. I have disabled access, toilet, downstairs counselling room and a stair lift for the upstairs counselling rooms.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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