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Reg. MBACP (Accred) FdSc Humanistic Counselling

About me

What I offer within counselling sessions

*Video call and phone appointments available now*

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

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
  • Anxiety
  • Aspergers
  • Behavioural issues
  • School attendance issues
  • Exam stress
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Eating difficulties
  • OCD
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Confusion over gender and sexuality
  • CFS, lack of sleep or routine
  • Self-harm
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Feelings of loneliness
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Trauma

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)

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

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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 £60 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.

When I work

Phone and video call appointments availableI have sessions available daytime and evenings.

Further information

Registered and Accredited 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.

Fairlands, Guildford, Surrey, GU3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults