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About me

I work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds, cultures, nationalities, ethnicity and sexual orientation who are struggling with anxiety, depression, feeling sad, low mood, family and relationship issues, low self esteem, work issues, panic attacks, seasonal affective disorder, anger management and so on.

In view of the current Covid-19 Corona Virus crisis, I am seeing all clients remotely via online video or audio or telephone.

Clients are requesting Facetime, Skype, Whatsapp etc as well as telephone.

A few years ago I took professional training to become qualified to work online.

Before starting to work this way for the first time, I will send you a copy of my working agreement.

We need to make sure that it is appropriate for you to work this way. If you are already vulnerable, in crisis or at risk I may need to signpost you to other services such as Samaritans.

Fully qualified, Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor working with individuals and couples.

My training and experience allows me to draw from a range of theoretical and philosophical approaches including Psychodynamic, Post Modern, Existential, Phenomenological, Humanistic and Person Centred.

This means that I am interested to understand what it is like to be you, what are the assumptions and expectations that inform how you respond to current situations, how do you manage your emotions and thoughts.

In the course of my ongoing professional development I have taken additional training working with couples, CBT; Hypnotherapy; Creativity and Play Therapy, ASSIST suicide intervention and working remotely with online Video, telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Honours Psychology, MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling, Postgraduate Diploma Psychotherapy and Counselling, Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

Certificate in working online - includes Video, telephone and email etc

Continuing professional development (CPD) includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couples Counselling, working with sexual issues, Creativity and Play therapy, ASSIST suicide intervention, etc

In addition to private practice my experience includes working with the NHS in a GP Surgery, in the mental health charity, Mind; the bereavement charity Cruse, Fountain Centre charity for those affected by cancer, Place2Be Creativity and Play therapy with primary school children.

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Climate change

Corona Virus etc

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

Fees

Additional information

The standard rate for face to face sessions is £60.00 for individuals and couples

Concessions are available particularly in view of the current requirement to meet remotely because of the Corona Virus Crisis.

Availability

Video, telephone, email, or secure chat means that sessions are available throughout the week and early evening

Further information

I work with a wide range of individuals of all ages from a range of backgrounds, ethnicities and different sexual orientation and gender considerations.

My priority is to create a safe, non-judgemental space where you are able to explore your issues, to heal, to enable you to find insight and from then you to be ready to make changes.

Farncombe
Godalming
Surrey
GU7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

Corona Virus working arrangements - meeting remotely - online video, telephone, audio, email, secure chat as requested

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Geraldine McManus, MSc, BSc, Honours, MBACP (Accred), BPS

Geraldine McManus, MSc, BSc, Honours, MBACP (Accred), BPS