What I offer within counselling sessions
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I am a registered member of the BACP, working with adults, children (yr 7 and above) and adolescents evenings and weekdays. I integrate the humanistic models of person-centred therapies, Gestalt and Existentialism and also draw from the psychodynamic model. I believe that each person is unique and therefore will respond to different models and techniques to build the counselling relationship. I feel a trusting, non-judgemental relationship within the counselling room is essential for positive change, giving you the space you need to be heard and allowing you to lead the way at your own pace. I am able to work creatively with people who find it difficult to express their feelings and emotions with others and feel I have a natural affinity with adolescents. Exploring past and present experiences and situations may trigger raw emotions and I would be alongside you, working towards a future you would prefer, making your own decisions and empowering you going forward.
One to one counselling sessions provide time to explore what is concerning you without fear of judgement or criticism. I offer time to reflect and focus on yourself in a safe, confidential and supportive space, that can be powerful and beneficial to you. Gaining awareness and understanding of oneself and patterns of behaviour, can lead to the changes you wish to make for a happier life. I passionately feel that no issue is too small and that one is never too young or too old to make positive changes
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently I counsel adults, young people and children (yr7 and above) at The Eaves in Guildford and from a private address in GU3, offering daytime and evening appointments.
I have worked in adult counselling services and within dementia care.
I have extensive knowledge of working with children, adolescents and families through my various roles as a children’s (ages 0-15 years) nanny
My experience also includes helping facilitate a children’s workshop for recently bereaved 5-12 year olds and I have counselled adolescents (12-24 years) at a youth counselling service.
I have also worked for, Surrey Care Trust, with young people excluded from school, as a mentor and classroom assistant.
Issues I work with:
I have experience working with clients presenting with:
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of confidence
- Behavioural issues
- School attendance issues
- Exam stress
- Relationship difficulties
- Eating difficulties
- Body Dysmorphia
- Confusion over gender and sexuality
- CFS, lack of sleep or routine
- Suicidal ideation
- Feelings of loneliness
- Bereavement and loss
Qualifications & Training
FdSc Humanistic Integrative Counselling (University of Greenwich)
Certificate in counselling couples
Level 3 Counselling Children
Level 3 Developmental Psychology
NCFE Levels 1, 2 and 3 Counselling Skills
Safeguarding children and adults.
N.N.E.B (Nursery Nurse)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am happy to speak with you to answer any questions you may have. Please call to discuss your requirements.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are charged at £55 per session for individuals. 48 hours’ notice is required for cancellation, otherwise session will need to be paid for in full.
*I have some availability at a discounted rate for people on a low wage, please ask about availability*
Usually sessions take place on the same day at the same time each week, although I take into account changing shifts and will accommodate where possible.
Concessions offered for
Registered Full Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work within the ethical guidelines of the BACP and fulfil their requirements for ongoing learning and support.
I hold a current DBS Certificate.